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Thato Kgatlhanye: Solar powered schoolbags

Thato Kgatlhanye: Solar powered schoolbags

Thato Kgatlhanye Thato Kgatlhanye Thato KgatlhanyeMeet  21 year old Thato Kgatlhanye from South Africa, At the age of 18, Thato Kgatlhanye and two friends set up Rethaka, a company that aims to combine business with social good. Rethaka’s first business venture is an environmentally-friendly innovation called Repurpose Schoolbags.

The schoolbags are beautifully manufactured from recycled plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology that charges during the day and transforms into a light for schoolchildren to study after dark in homes without electricity. They are also designed with reflective material to increase child visibility and pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school.

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