Mobile School is partner of Streetwize
Mobile School seeks out street children in their own environment and creates positive meeting places where the child is unconditionally accepted and respected. The street worker visits the children to listen to them, build up a trust relationship and offer opportunities to develop a positive self-image.
The curriculum of more than 300 educational materials targets the discovery and development of talents, interests, personal development and reflections. The primary goal here is to stimulate and develop a stronger self-image and identity.
A means to confront children with their potential, abilities and talents. By becoming literate, children grow in self-confidence and self-esteem, believing they have as much right to a future as any other child:
- Basic literacy – reading, writing skills
- Numeracy – basic mathematical insights, calculations
A means of creatively expressing themselves, reflecting on their lives and their opportunities, developing their sense of identity, processing and sharing experiences. Creative therapy activities offer a safe way of exploring feelings and creating insights that can lead to a greater awareness of themselves and their choices.
- Discussion boards
- Problem solving
- Improvisation, roleplay
- Reflection games
- Storytelling, drawing
- Collaboration and interaction
- Emotions and senses
An important part of creating a positive self-image and feeling of well-being is respecting yourself and your body. Being aware of and looking after your needs make it possible for you to make focused choices with increased chances of survival that stimulate further development.
- Personal hygiene
- Preventing, recognising and dealing with illness and diseases
- Sexual identity, puberty, STDs/li>
- Pregnancy and caring for self and baby
General life skills include identifying ones values, morals and views of the world around us. They are concerned with how we relate to others, how we judge and deal with situations and emotions on a daily basis. Life skills can help us find our place in society without compromising our identity or what we stand for.
- Social and communication skills
- Conflict prevention
- Protection from abuse
Being aware of our rights and our duties in society and how to fulfil these, allows one to seek and fight for just treatment. The first step in a change process is insight.
- Identifying and differentiating rights and duties
- Reflecting on the meaning of rights and duties
- Putting rights and duties into practice
A key to surviving in a rapidly changing reality full of risk and uncertainty is constantly looking for opportunities. This is a distinct skill that many street children possess naturally. In order, however, to further enhance and promote sustainability, certain skills and awarenesses need to be encouraged.
- Understanding basic business skills
- Budgeting, saving and investing
- Strategic thinking and planning ahead
- Talents and professions
- Sustainable choices
Basic stimulation is critical to development in early life stages. Through basic stimulation, one gains competence in sensory awareness, spatial orientation, body-related communication and motion. These skills are crucial to further education (literacy), developing social skills and relatedness to others, and general self-awareness.
- Motor skills
- Spatial orientation and coordination
- Movement and exercise
- Drawing, music, playing together
- Sensory discovery
Game education is all about learning through playing. Play is the fundamental learning process in young children that contributes to their development in determinative ways. It is self-motivating and implicit, which makes it self-sustaining.
- Thematic board games
- Magnetic panels
- Identifying, reproducing shapes and patterns
- Trust games
- Collaboration games