Possible Wikipedia Topic

After engaging in a conversation with my friend Gerald, I decided to look more into ‘Las Escualas Flotantes’ or ‘The Floating Schools.’ These school’s are designed and built in order to continue teaching children due to flooding or natural disasters that occur in their environment. This floating schools can be found in Argentina, Columbia, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. These structures are typically boat-like structures designed into a school space for children whose school’s have been shut down or destroyed due to a disaster. I believe it is important to share and shed light on this topic because it highlights the importance of education and how much we take it for granted. Unfortunately, I could not find any Wikipedia articles on this topic. I did find videos, volunteer programs, and other websites with a plethora of information. There was one page on Wikipedia connected to floating schools. The article is called “Mokoko Floating School” and describes the floating school located in Nigeria. It’s a very short wiki article with only two paragraphs (history and design). The references are books/newspapers which are all relatively modern and reliable and the links appear to work as well. The talk page did not have any discussions on it.

links used:

First Latin American Floating School Inaugurated

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makoko_Floating_School

Floating Schools: A Solution to Flooding Across the Globe

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Possible Wikipedia Topic

  1. Jonah

    This sounds like an awesome topic to cover! It sounds like an awesome topic and I’m surprised no one has covered it yet. Are these floating schools just an idea or have they actually been built yet? Are these schools the best solution to flooding in these countries? Did you happen to find any books or scholarly articles on this topic? Good luck with your project! It sounds super interesting!

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  2. Maya

    This topic is so unique and I have never heard of such thing until your post! The fact that these are starting to be implemented in Latin American just shows how progressive Latin America truly is and I think your article will be a wonderful addition to Wikipedia. How successful have these schools been so far, both academically and environmentally? I think it’s great that you’ve already checked out the reliability of the linked sources from the article about the Floating Schools in Nigeria and have found sources to included in yours. This will help you significantly during the beginning phases of the assignment. The need for this subject to be mentioned to a larger audience is apparent and I am so glad that you have chosen to tackle it. Good luck! I’ll be sure to read your page! 🙂

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  3. Maya

    This topic is so unique and I have never heard of such thing until your post! The fact that these are starting to be implemented in Latin American just shows how progressive Latin America truly is and I think your article will be a wonderful addition to Wikipedia. How successful have these schools been so far, both academically and environmentally? I think it’s great that you’ve already checked out the reliability of the linked sources from the article about the Floating Schools in Nigeria and have found sources to included in yours. This will help you significantly during the beginning phases of the assignment. The need for this subject to be mentioned to a larger audience is apparent and I am so glad that you have chosen to tackle it. Good luck! I’ll be sure to read your page! 🙂

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  4. Tanaka

    I agree with Jonah! I think it is extremely important to examine the importance of innovation in disaster situations in Latin America. Doing so examines how the people of Latin America solve problems with solutions they engineer.

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