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Yusuf Mallie

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Readymade Containerised Public schools for Africa. Solving the deplorable condition of african schools

Mud Schools. Still prevalent in South Africa and Africa
I have a suggestion to use Containerise Schools. Either using existing Shipping Containers and revamping them interior and exterior
Or a brand new and unique readymade containerise building, that should be constructed to cater for children in impoverished areas.
Education should not be a degraded art form but an uplifting one.
We are Our future, and our future is now and we have to make the world better place for the next generation.
If we can see problems and if we are creative enough to provide solution, its our duty to correct it.
My Suggestion is that one kind of set standard classroom constructed and shipped all over the Country,
We would have a uniform building construction and subject specific classroom for our education system.
Accommodating 20 to 30 learners in a 6 metre container with fixed chairs with slide function. With modern technology like Air conditioning and Single Smart Flat screen Projection in each container.
Cost around $2000 to $4000 per completed Classroom depending.
Communities programs can get involved in funding and Sponsoring a Classroom for a Private School..
With escalator or elevator for the Four to Five multi level Building.
Using Creativity and Ingenuity
All Classroom with interconnectivity running on my unique invention Renewable Energy Solar Wind generator as Electric power source.
Each classroom with ablution area and so more
This is not just the Classroom of the Future but the Classroom for the World now
These classrooms can be shipped world wide.
I would propose that this initiative must be run by Governments or NGO not by the private sector. Setting standards and maintain them and not cutting cost
This will create job opportunity across provinces.
This will result in a more productive country.
We need to educate the masses but we need to do it with dignity and respect.
This is my Idea, I had two yrs ago
But I would love to see it, I would love to collaborate


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    Jun 14 2013: I would love to collaborate on this idea as well (if there ever may or will be the ability to do so).

    In addition to ready-made or transportable schools, classrooms and/or a learning facility, I suggest an additional method of mobility.


    Same idea, a boat, but instead, a school on the lake (multiple of course) - different hours of the day, teaching different areas // some developed schedule by day or hour.

    Maybe after a long enough time, classrooms in the middle of the oceans to explore our planet!

    - Liked your collective thoughts a lot, now add a boat to your proposal :-P
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      Jun 14 2013: Nickolas that Idea is awesome.
      But I was going more for functional and realistic. Not all of Africa's impoverished and illiterate is / are situate near water. or coastal regions. My Conversation is based on the current deplorable state of school in South Africa and 3rd world countries.
      My Idea does not just stop at schools. But mobile Renewable fully functional containerised hospital units that is permanent but mobile..
      My idea stems from next generation self generating electrical Vehicle another one of my idea's on TED. Mobile hospitals with my Next generation renewable propulsion system
      This is not the only Conversation TED highlighted. but accepted
      I had containerised Farming a brand new way of Sustainable Farming. Underwater seas cities ( my question was we are more fixated on Space but destroying the very ocean that is our sustenance and our nebulizer.
      On TED you will see my dream and goal to create a city from my innovations and inventions collaborating an all working in conjunctions to create My hydrosaline cities recycle megawatt city.
      That is my ambition to provide sustainability through the diversity of my comprehensive solutions.
      I tackled each and every problem individually but embraced its functionality curin our dilemma.
      My Larger idea sprouting into Interstellar travel that can be achieve fossil fuel free.
      The problem is I have to create it and prove it. Because I can see it, feel it, that why I want to create it.
      I have now completed my first device that would change our paradigm. This device will reduce fossil fuel emissions from Vehicles and various other industry.
      I only need to patent it but I cannot due to finance. That is now my only hinderance. This device will give me the recognition I need to complete my 100 inventions (I call it solutions) to the world.
      I understand the world differently because I am not trapped in the box.
      I see what is possible and aspire to it. I yearn to create it!!
      Thanks Nikolas for the comment. Bless yo

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