Over 40 million children worldwide have fled and been displaced by the brutality of conflict and war. These children are uprooted and left to the graces and support of the international community. Providers on the ground are rarely adequately trained on the neurological impacts of trauma and how this informs behavior. The Schoolbox Project seeks to provide child-friendly spaces, trauma informed education, art & play for these children displaced by conflict and crisis.
The Schoolbox Project provides mobile, solar-powered child-friendly spaces that operate from whatever infrastructure is available. We convert shipping containers, schoolbusses, abandoned buildings, tents, bamboo structures- or even sidewalks into classrooms. Each of these "Schoolboxes" are simple and nimble, and designed to be operational within days of deployment or relocation.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||50,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Mexico|
|Recruit||2 leadership, 1 development, 2 program, 3 additional board members 10 volunteers|
|New Feature||Human trafficking education and prevention specific to disaster affected communities and people on the move.|
The Schoolbox Project team is versed in trauma-informed care. Each member is trained to be culturally-informed and trauma sensitive. With this training, the team at The Schoolbox Project brings with them empathy and the tools to provide unique care to each child in our program. Additionally, our team is diverse with respects to gender, culture, and language; such diverse attributes shape our program's cultural and pedagogical lens.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN