What We Do
WE EMPOWER EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT THROUGH MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROMOTE OUR HOLISTIC, RESEARCH BASED APPROACH OF:
ACCESS, NUTRITION, & CURRICULUM.
Our journey started through the realization that students travelled great distances to access education. While searching for solutions to this problem of Access, we learned that once students would arrive at school, they did not have adequate access to Nutrition - a prerequisite for education. Finally, while working in the classrooms, we realized the high rates of teacher absenteeism and often lack of teacher fluency, these obstacles were hurting student literacy - the number one predictor of academic success and we started working to improve curriculum through our SiMBi Reading Application and Solar-powered Classrooms.
We sponsor 16 TWSB Scholars. These remarkable students are high academic achievers who come from particularly marginalized families. Our objective is to support these scholars on 5 year scholarships and ensure academic continuity into university.
Our nutrition program focuses on three areas: Water Catchment Systems, Chicken Coops, and Community Supported Agricultural Programs (CSA). Through this model, we're able to provide small, self sustaining investments that improve overall nutrition.
Our curriculum program is geared towards improving student literacy through our SiMBi Reading App. After testing the effectiveness of our app through a RCT (read paper here), we realized that it had to be more readily available in the rural communities where we work. The SiMBi Classroom enables that.