Globally, thousands of NGO's tackle myriad problems aimed at improving student education. However, holistic understanding and solutions are often not applied which inefficiently solves the problems they have set out to address. We aim to change this problem by employing a unique, 3 pronged, holistic solution which addresses: Access, Nutrition, and Curriculum. Through this approach "The whole is greater than the sum of it's parts."
Acces to Education
Today, over 60 million primary school-aged children are not in school. Of those, 25.6 million are not in school due to distance as a barrier to education.
Of the 66 million primary school children who attend classes hungry every day, 23 million are in Africa.
Literacy and Curriculum
According to UNESCO, globally, 780 Million Youth and Adults still cannot read and write and 250 million children are failing to acquire basic literacy skills. This failure negatively impacts literacy, the number one predictor of academic success.
We empower educational attainment through mutually beneficial partnerships that promote our holistic research based approach of: Access, Nutrition, and Curriculum.
Our Think Tank was conceptualized to provide university students with the opportunity to meaningfully engage in academic research that mutually benefits their respective areas of academic pursuit while also vertically integrating the research for our organization.
Our three-pronged approach ensures that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
- Transportation: Sponsor Scholars and provide School Buses
- Nutrition: Chicken Coops, Water Catchment and CSA Gardens.
- Curriculum: Solar Powered Classrooms
Implement / M&E
Once our projects are implemented, they are monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Our Models Impact: Transportation, Nutrition, Curriculum
This three-prong approach of Transportation, Nutrition, and Curriculum helps students get to school, ensures they’re well fed, and improves their curriculum.
Our Access initiative has two key components: 1. Helping students get to school through transportation infrastructure (school buses) which also generate funds for the communities they support. 2. Sponsoring TWSB Scholars. These scholars are chosen following two criterion; high academic achievers who come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This way, we ensure the greatest ROI with our scholar's education.
Monthly Rides Given
Scholars Presently Sponsored
Our nutrition program focuses on three areas: Water Catchment Systems, CSA Gardens, and Chicken Coos. Through this model, we're able to provide small, self-sustaining investments that improve overall nutrition.
Litres of water harvested/ Month
Iron-rich vegetables produced/month
Our curriculum program is geared towards improving student literacy, the number one predictor of academic success. We use a variety of novel methods which include leveraging a reading app called SiMBi, distributing our own intranet systems that provide access to educational resources, and building off-grid classrooms that utilize the aforementioned technologies.
Students with access to quality education
Cost of Project Infrastructure per TWSB Community
The costs below reflect The Walking School Bus hard cost of implementing our 3-pronged approach in each TWSB community.
Access | Scholars
$15,000 | $5000 = $20,000
Access Initiative: Transportation and Scholars
Nutriton: H20 | Coop | CSA
$1000 | $2000 | $1000 = $4000
Nutrition Initiative: H20, CSA GArden, and Coops
Solar Power Classroom
Total Cost for Holistic Development =$49,000 USD
Growth Model: 2020
Our growth model focused on scaling impact by generating more research, furthering community development and increasing the number of TWSB Expeditions.
20 → 80 Researchers
10 → 30 Researcher Institutions
24,000 hours spent researching
1 → 8 School Buses
15 → 150 Scholars
5 → 40 Water Catchment Systems
3 → Chicken Coops
3 → 20 CSA Gardens
8 → 32 Classrooms
5 → 100 Intranet routers distributed
4 → 20 Expeditions
2 → 6 Countries
33 → 100 ChangeMakers
Expedition Funds Generated :
$50,000 → $120,000