The Schoolbox Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides mobile, trauma informed education, art and play to children displaced by crisis. Our volunteers come from around the world to go through our specialized training on how to work with children who have been through trauma and are now living in a refugee camp. As a committed member of on the ground protection team efforts, we train our volunteers to be watchdogs for vulnerable children and unaccompanied minors that may otherwise slip through the cracks and fall victim to trafficking or other exploitation. The Schoolbox Project operates primarily out of converted shipping containers that can be set up or relocated in just one day.
Since its inception, The Schoolbox Project has served over 2,000 children and trained over 500 volunteers. The Schoolbox Project has been featured on BBC, VICE, USA Today, as well as in The SF Chronicle, The Press Democrat, Sonoma West and Times and on Medium.com. The organization is a 2017 Child 10 Awardee and recently won the title of "Solver" at UN headquarters in New York City after presenting for the 2017 MIT Solve Refugee Education Challenge.