In early February, a team of Mobile School trainers travelled to Sri Lanka to start up the first new mobile school of 2020. From now on, our partner Child Action Lanka will use the mobile school to reach out to vulnerable youngsters in communities in and around Kandy and Kelaniya. And guess what … the first street sessions immediately showed the potential of our box on wheels in the island nation.
Partner Child Action Lanka runs educational centers in seven districts all over the country. In order to reach more young people directly in their livelihood, the organisation reached out to mobile school to investigate a potential partnership. After a successful exploration in May 2019, both parties were convinced the mobile school methodology had great potential to bring creative non-formal education directly to young people.
During a two-week implementation, teachers and social workers of the different centres of Child Action Lanka were trained on how to use the mobile school and the educational materials effectively. Below, five pictures briefly tell the story of the first weeks of our new Asian partnership.