Refugee Education

The Schoolbox Project

Providing mobile, trauma-informed education and support to children and families in refugee camps

Team Lead

Belle Sweeney

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The Schoolbox Project

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Our solution:

The Schoolbox Project provides mobile, trauma-informed education and support to children and families in refugee camps.

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Our pitch:

The Schoolbox Project - shipping container schoolhouses providing trauma-informed education for children in refugee camps  - can be dispatched to where they are needed within a few days of being ordered, fully stocked with supplies. They can be relocated with one day notice. The values, policies and volunteer handbook of the project travels with each “box,” as do instructions on how to quickly get the program up and running. All volunteers, no matter how short or long term, receive training on working with children who have been through trauma. Boxes are staffed with volunteers and funded remotely. 

The Schoolbox Project volunteers are trained to work with children who have been through a trauma, and no child is ever excluded or punished for difficult behavior or disabilities. They are instead given 1:1 support at school and at home (tent, sidewalk squat, wherever is "home") to promote inclusion and healing. We also identify and protect vulnerable children and unaccompanied minors that may otherwise slip through the cracks. We operate out of converted shipping containers so all our love and work is packed neatly into a box and delivered to where it is needed most.

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Solution Team

  • Belle Sweeney Executive Director, The SchoolBox Project
 
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