Nigerian school struggles to stay afloat

The flood-resistant structure, held afloat by 250 empty barrels, could soon be demolished to make way for development.

    A floating school in Nigeria has been nominated for a prestigious Design of the Year award in London, but the Lagos State government has threatened to demolish it and the area to make way for development.

    Whanyinna Primay School is kept afloat by 250 empty barrels and is made of bamboo and timber.

    It was built as a solution to allow children to attend class during the country's rainy season, when many buildings flood.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Lagos, Nigeria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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