Angel Classroom on Wheels

Winner Swarm vision`s “Future of Education” campaign for furniture and tools that inspire critical thinking and creativity in young children.

Finalist EduWeek SA Awards 2017.

 

The Problem

In South Africa, lack of space and resources is a reality that hundreds of township early learning centres face daily. Findings from The South African Early Childhood Review revealed that nearly 4 million children under the age of 6 lack access to the critical care and support that is required for their development, which in the long run increases inequalities within South Africa – hindering all social and economic inclusion efforts.

Furthermore:

60% of children under the age of 4 do not have access to any form of ECD programs

Approximately 50% of children below the age of 5 are affected by abject poverty

Less than 50% of learners who enrolled in Grade 1 in 2002, graduated grade 12 in 2014

Our Solution

Longitudinal studies have shown that early readers continue to get higher grades than their peers through grade school. Reading opens the door to a childs early academic success, imparts a love of learning and leads to success later in life.

The Angel Classroom on Wheels is our solution,  a flexible and compact learning tool that will inspire the next generation of problems solvers and leaders.

Here is a summary of the benefits of the Angel Classroom on Wheels:

A compact and secure storage unit for books and teaching aids

A central point from which the educator delivers lessons (vital in overcrowded Edu-cares)

A place where learners can explore the concepts taught, using the teaching aids

A mobile classroom library with age appropriate reading material

The unit can be used in a pre-school (aged 2-4 years), foundation phase (Grade R – Grade 3) or intermediate (Grade 4 – Grade 6). It supports three main learning areas:

  Numeracy

  Literacy

 • Life skills

It also provides activities which develop fine motor skills (finger dexterity with bead threading, connecting plastic links in a chain, jigsaw puzzles), movement & balance (the use of bean bags) and spatial development (copying patterns from an abacus, completing a jigsaw puzzle by copying a picture).

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