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Solar backpacks help kids study after sunset in Ivory Coast

The equatorial sun has been up for about an hour as a gaggle of children set off from the Ivorian village of Allepilla on their hourlong trek to school. Back home in the evening, eight-year-old Marie-France Amoandji Ngbessoo does her homework by the light of her backpack’s LED — captured by solar panels on her way to and from school.