Getting out the ‘Magic Box’: Using a mobile school to build self-esteem

Posted on 09-02-2017

Vicky Ferguson, founder and CEO of our Kenyan partner organisation Glad's House wrote a wonderful article for the Enabling Education Network Review about how her organisation is using the mobile school to rebuild the self-esteem of street youngsters in Mombasa.
"A highlight for me was watching a young man, aged 22, whom I have known for almost ten years, walk around the 12 metres of blackboard and engage in every single activity. Each time he completed an exercise, he would come to me and take me to the board to show me what he had achieved. It was a very special moment that cemented just what can be achieved with our Mobile School!"

When children and young people are unable to access school, one option is to take the school to them. This was the motivation behind the development of Mobile School. The mobile school they developed is essentially a school on wheels that can be used by social workers and educators in their work with children. In this article, Vicky describes her experience of introducing a mobile school to Glad’s House, an organisation working with children and young people on the streets of Mombasa, Kenya.

Cover Enabling Education Review Mobile School

Click on the cover of Enabling Education Review and read the article about Mobile School on page 8.