Smart Nation Concepts has developed a solar school bag for disadvantaged learners.

To address the problem of pupils studying under candle light, the bag has a rechargeable and detachable solar light which can be used at home for studying.

The bag which is made of recyclable material also has a pocket for safe keeping of sanitary pads.

Hundreds of bags have been donated to pupils in township schools around Gauteng.

Smart Nation Concepts’ Founder, Sisanda Mbizo says, “We have a concept which we have developed which is a school bag which is meant for school kids and this school bag is a functional school bag, it’s not just an ordinary school bag, we’ve added some features to it, such a solar light.”

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