Access: School Bus

Our School Bus Model addresses two main areas: Getting students to school & Ensuring school bus sustainability through a unique financial model.  

 
 

School Bus Financial Model: 

Our model employs a unique approach to ensuring long term sustainability, the bus doubles as a taxi. 
Each morning from 6:00 - 9:00am, the school bus transports students to school. Between 9:30 - 2:00pm, the school bus works as a public taxi and generates on average $28 USD/ Day. Between 2:30 - 5:00 pm, the bus transports students home. 

Our model generates revenue which ensures school bus sustainability as the profits are used as follows:

  • Both the School Bus & Taxi Drivers Isaac and Shabyan are paid.
  • The bus is fuelled. 
  • $10-$12 USD are saved each day and put in a fund for maintance and repair. 
 
 
 
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School Bus Impact

The school bus has been operating for under a year but results are impressive. We're excited to continue monitoring and evaluating the buses performance and impact. 

 

Accesses Impact: 4650 Monthly Rides Given (%)

$10,150 USD Generated after 1 year

Everyday, over half a million students in Uganda alone walk over 5 kilometres to attain an education. These students walk through some of the most unforgiving terrains in pursuit of higher education. What is most alarming is that once these students have journeyed to school, they are often too hungry or tired to thrive in the environment they have fought so hard to access. We aim to support these scholars who recognize the importance of higher education. 

"They walked to attain an education, the same education too frequently taken for granted."