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Purpose or meaning exists when people have legitimate goalsand when they feel personally

empowered to have impact regarding those goals. Goals they consider righteous,

important and valuable. Goals that fit within their set of values and beliefs.

Finding purpose comes with having a clear sense of self: the way a person thinks about

and views his or her traits, beliefs and purpose in the world. Being conscious about who

we are, what values we treasure and what we stand for is key.

In today’s rapidly changing and challenging society with tremendous amounts of opportunities

and threats, we should strive for that solid foundation of sense of self within our

teams. It brings stability and certainty in an uncertain context. It generates engagement

and develops an inner climate that nourishes entrepreneurship and innovation.

I am very grateful to work with colleagues who embody these concepts. Scaling our

impact together is a continuous balancing act in which self-reflection and discussion are

important ingredients. I want to take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude

to my colleagues. They are the ones that make it happen, being their authentic

selves, pushing projects, challenging strategies and creating opportunities.

I’m blessed to work with these fantastic people and hope we can continue our journey to

further explore new strategies to build a sustainable future for people, organisations and


While flicking through our annual report, I hope you’ll enjoy some of the great stuff our

team realised together with many other important stakeholders.

Best regards,

Arnoud Raskin

For any corrigenda found subsequent to printing, please visit our website at www.mobileschool.org/annualreport

© StreetwiZe Mobile School June 2019

FRONT COVER: Children on the Kibarani dumpsite in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa exploring educational games during a mobile school intervention with local partner Glad’s House.

BACK COVER: Street workers of local partner Glad’s House leaving the Kibarani dumpsite in Mombasa after a creative intervention with the mobile school.

© Sander Degeling (July 2016)
















Mobile School partner Salvati Copiii, Iasi, Romania



Mission and values Mobile School Group

mobile school group undertakes actions, starting from the strengths of street-connected children, to improve the

sustainable development of individuals, organisations and society.

Mobile School NPO is a Belgian organisation

dedicated to empowering autonomous organisations

working with street-connected children

throughout the world. We develop mobile school

carts and educational materials and train local

street workers to increase their efficiency and impact.

The main objective of the Mobile School methodology

is to discover and unlock the talents of

street-connected children so they can regain a positive

self-image and can start to make conscious

decisions about their own future. Presently there

are 54 mobile schools in 28 countries, spread

across four continents: Latin America, Asia, Africa

and Europe.

StreetwiZe is a talent development company. Inspired

by the many extraordinary youngsters Mobile

School works with, StreetwiZe has developed its

impact-driven approach to talent and leadership

growth. We have decoded street savviness to answer

learning demands in a business context. With an

authentic story and our unique approach, we inspire

people to look differently at themselves and the

world. We invite them to reimagine their personal

role in their organisation and their chances and opportunities

to make a difference. StreetwiZe invests

100% of its profit in Mobile School, co-creates the

educational materials and relentlessly supports

Mobile School to increase its social impact.

StreetSmart is the new TECH4GOOD start-up of

the social enterprise StreetwiZe Mobile School.

StreetSmart Impact, a mobile application designed

to facilitate case management, reporting and

impact measurement, helps outreach and youth

work organisations to raise the efficiency and the

impact of their work.

The use of the app will enable these organisations

to increase the quality of their data reporting.

Consequently it will be easier to make their voices

heard and to convince society to gear up investments

in youth.


In all our initiatives we want to at least inspire people,

but strive to activate and even engage people. We

work on the development of competences as a

means and opportunity to increase sustainable development.





We believe in the potential of each child and strive

to develop their strengths and talents through social






In everything we do, we facilitate the (self)-discovery

and strengthening of identity,

aspirations and talents, and make a difference

based on common values




Hybrid Organisation

















StreetwiZe invests 100% of its profits in Mobile School, co-creates educational materials used on the streets,

and relentlessly focuses on creating social impact.

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2018 was a busy year! In this annual report, we are happy to highlight some of our realisations.

Our business venture StreetwiZe sold services to 122 clients and made them all StreetwiZe companies.

Our social venture Mobile School realised 24 field visits in 12 countries with over 100 training days and 38 days of street coaching impacting 190 street educators.

Our volunteers were active, as usual, organising two big campaigns this year: the International Day for Street Children and #DuwMee.

Finally, 2018 was also the year of the start-up of our Tech4Good venture, StreetSmart.

Want to know more? Check out a selection of our projects in 2018 and see what we’ve been up to last year!


StreetwiZe realisations

Mobile School realisations

Volunteers & Campaigns realisations

StreetSmart realisations

StreetwiZe trainer Bart in action 7

Moore Stephens Flex ‘Up 12

AG Insurance Sales teams two days 16

Secondary School Stella Maris New mission 18

Design technical manual of mobile school 22

Improved coaching strategy for partners 26

Vlerick An established partnership 30

A glimpse of our keynote season 34

Workshopping for 122 different clients 38

Barco & Exellys Learning through experience 42

Redesign mathematical educational offer 46

MS Playground Launch prototype

Follow-up Bolivia COMPA La Paz 54

Cevora A StreetwiZe leadership training 58

New school Kenya Child Rescue 62

Follow-up Greece PRAKSIS Patras 66

Follow-up Kenya Glad’s House 68

Official Opening new SWZ MS office

AG Insurance Trainee Programme 76

New school Poland GTW Gliwice 80

Follow-up Germany Jugendamt Düsseldorf 84

StreetSmart Transnational meeting Poland

Team expedition 2018 Back to the roots

Follow-up Greece Ladies Union of Drama 98

Orange Hackathon & creativity boosts 102

Volunteer fun activity Irrland 104

StreetSmart Multiplier event 108

New school Bolivia Abriendo Puertas 112

New school Malawi Chisomo Children’s Club 116

Train-the-trainer seminar Mobile School 120

City of Bilzen Team Development Programme 124

MS Playground Development of DIY-games 130

Exploration Pakistan Lettuce Bee Kids 134

Exploration Georgia Caritas Georgia 138

Exploration Poland Pomocna Dłon 142

Follow-Up India EkTara 146

Online Content Sharing Platform Start-up 150



































Flexpoint An innovative work organisation

Research on case management in youth work

StreetSmart Alpha test version

Davidsfonds Traditions and rejuvenation

Customer centricity New wrap-up materials

Educational materials in two new languages

Professionalising the StreetwiZe back-office

UGent PostDocs Creativity, Agility & Pitching

StreetSmart Transnational meeting Greece

Mobile School Café

Design repair manual of mobile school

Follow-up Bolivia IPTK-Cerpi

Exploration Bolivia Abriendo Puertas

Bolivian Mobile School Exchange


Follow-up Poland Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla

International Day for Street Children

Exploration Togo AGOPODE

Expedition board and investors

Cegeka Ownership in practice

Exploration Tanzania Tamasha Vijana

Exploration Tanzania Mwema Street Children

Cevora An incompany partnership

A proud B Corp since 2016 Yearly summit

Argenta Be StreetwiZe!

Follow-up Peru Diamanta & Los Cachorros

My Family Triple Up!

StreetSmart Beta test version

Fedasil Working on group dynamics

Elia Group High performing young potentials

Rabobank Growing a better story together

Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen Building connection

Exploration Kenya The Joy Divine

New school Tanzania Mwema Street Children

Exploration India The Child Trust

#DUWMEE Music For Life campaign









Flexpoint an innovative work organisation

01/09/2017 31/05/2018

Bart Vanbellinghen

Hans Lamberts


Leadership & Employees

Hasselt / Belgium

As a fast-growing recruiting agency, Flexpoint

faced the challenge to keep alive its specific

spirit of a small and dynamic organisation,

without becoming a hurdle for growth. In order

to do so, they chose the concept of “Innovative

Work Organisation” as a theoretical framework

to start from.

StreetwiZe’ task was to bring this concept to live

within the organisation, taking into account the

specific context and challenges Flexpoint was

faced with. In order to translate the theoretical

concept into the Flexpoint-reality, we kicked

off with an alignment session with the management

team (8 people). During two days we

discussed what the concept implied for the

organisation, for them as a management team,

and for their employees. We focused both on

what was not the problem when it came to

being an innovative work organisation, and

on the main challenges in order to become

one. This alignment session led to some

concrete ambitions (related to culture, mindset

and behaviour) on an organisational level, for

management and for employees.

look at Flexpoint’s ambitions with a StreetwiZe

mindset. Between workshops, separate teams

were triggered to adapt the content to their own

reality with some reflection questions, related to

the workshop they had just finished.

In addition, we organised a second two-day

offsite with the management team. During

these two days, we focused on the development

of more common leadership capabilities

such as communication, situational leadership

and feedback.


Align management on the meaning of a theoretical concept

Translate the concept into tangible ambitions

Create an open mindset among employees

Translate ambitions into tangible behaviour

In the second phase, these ambitions became

Support management to reflect on and take up their new role

the common thread throughout the workshops

we had with all the employees. Each employee

was invited to workshops on the 4 different

10 StreetSkills, in which we supported people to


Moore Stephens flex ‘up

01/09/2017 31/12/2018

Bart Vanbellinghen

Moore Stephens

Flanders / Belgium

Flex ‘Up is a strategic initiative at Moore

Stephens Belgium, which structurally implements

‘flexwork’ (activity based working, independent

of the geographical place) throughout

the organisation. The goal is to add value

for several stakeholders: employees, clients,

the organisation and society.

Flex ‘up is split up in three aspects: Team ‘Up

(behavioural component of working and collaborating

in the new situation), Move ‘Up

(adjustment of working environment and/or

move to new buildings) and Tech ‘Up (implementation

of supporting IT Tools).

After a first training programme with StreetwiZe,

Moore Stephens consciously picked

StreetwiZe again as a partner, to guide managers

and teams in this change. This way, the

street skills and -techniques could be applied

in the context of a ‘real life’ change, giving the

learning experience an extra dimension.

Executives were guided in forming a closer

and aligned team to both lead the change,

and communicate on it. During the kick-off

sessions, employees were informed and

directly involved in the project, including

identification and ownership on specific


During team sessions (Let’s get things done!)

they made operational arrangements, both individually

and as a team, in which client service is


In the last phase, and after finalising the programme,

we organised a closure with an evaluation

focusing on team dynamics (Let’s make

things fun!).

To date, the two highest impact projects have

been finalised, because next to Flexworking,

these teams actually moved to new locations,

designed based on the principles of activity

based working, independent of the geographical

place. The programme aimed at strongly

involving the teams in the project and, besides

the implementation of the change itself, let the

teams grow (content wise: finetune processes,

share best practices, be one team and socially:

personal connection, social space,…).

The projects ‘Denderend’ (region Dender) and

‘Waaszinnig’ (region Waasland) have been successfully

finalised. Other programmes have started

up throughout the organisation.


Alignment of managers on a crystal clear goal

Co-creation with and involvement of employees

Explicit team arrangements and feedback culture

Successful change (move+ flexwork + one team)

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Research on case management in youth work

01/09/2017 10/05/2018

Julie Bernaerd (intern)

Lies De Vocht

Rob Sweldens

Wim Depickere

Erasmus+ KA2

Leuven / Belgium

Mobile School NPO is participating in an Erasmus+

Programme. This programme includes 3

intellectual outputs. The first one is a research

report regarding case management in youth

work. The report should help youth workers to

evaluate and improve their own activities and

their own case management. All the partners

from this programme were involved. CME,

ARSIS and PRAKSIS helped with some research,

but mostly with spreading questionnaires

and with translations. Mobile

School NPO was in charge of creating

the report. We had an intern (Master Degree

Educational Sciences) who supported

us in this process.

The five main research questions in the report

were the following:

1. How is case management perceived in

street – and youth work?

2. Which (mobile) case management tools

already exist worldwide?

3. Which indicators are useful in assessing

impact in non-formal youth work activities?

4. How can the indicators ‘non-formal education’

and ‘personal development be included

in the measurement?

5. How can the data of children and youngsters

be protected?

To investigate these questions, we chose to work

with a questionnaire and literature research. The

questionnaire was answered by 121 respondents

from in- and outside our own network.

By combining the results of the questionnaire

with literature review, we were able to formulate

recommendations on case management within

youth and street work.

Youth and street workers clearly understand

the importance and the need for effective case

management. The need for a tool that can support

them in their job is apparent. This tool is preferably

a mobile application. We will have to make

sure that the application is user-friendly. It must

be possible to enter data quickly and efficiently.

Next to the current indicators youth – and street

workers keep track of, educational indicators

are also important to them. Through our research,

we defined a theoretical frame of four concepts

linked to self-esteem and personal development,

which are easy to measure through observation

and conversation: goal tracking, defining

talents, social mapping and mood and

behaviour. Finally, the role of privacy and data

protection is really big. The GDPR regulation

was taken as the standard to follow, as this is the

strictest regulation yet on data protection.


121 respondents worldwide

108 pages research report on case management in youth work

Simple theoretical model for self-esteem measurement

GDPR guidelines for youth- and street work

Visualisation of the importance of case management in youth work

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AG Insurance sales teams two days

01/09/2017 31/05/2018

Bart Vanbellinghen

Eric Vanbiervliet

AG Insurance

Houffalize / Belgium

To assure the commercial growth of the company

in times of change and disruption, AG

Insurance asked us to develop a programme

for the sales teams of the Life and Non-Life


Aspects like rapid digitalisation and continuous

evolution of client needs generate important

challenges for these teams.

StreetwiZe developed a two-day residential

programme, built on 3 pillars:

1. Reflection: As a team, think about importants

market shifts and their impact within

organisation and team.

2. Action: Work on an action-focused attitude

and on ownership, to be able to face current

and future changes and challenges.

3. Teambuilding: An additional opportunity

of a residential programme in the

Ardennes for employees who are often on

the road, was being able to connect with


In the evening, the participants prepared their

own dinner. Surprisingly connecting and delicious!

During the second day, we looked at the functioning

of the team from the perspective of Cooperative

Competition. We searched for opportunities

in collaboration between individuals who, by the

nature of their jobs, are more often stand-alone

than team-oriented. We also defined some important

themes and action points to perpetuate

the success of the teams.


Reflection on challenges/opportunities on different levels

Reflection: How to stay relevant in a given context?

Stimulate self-leadership: What can I do?

To map organisational challenges and opportunities,

we mainly worked on Positive

Common goals for stronger teams

Focus during the first day. Taking it from there,

Stimulate connection

we discussed the type of self-leadership we

strongly believe in at StreetwiZe, based on

inspirational ‘outperformers’ in the streets:

what exactly can I do?

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secondary school Stella Maris new mission

01/09/2017 30/06/2018

Arnoud Raskin

Tessa Goossens

Hans Lamberts

Saskia Dieleman

Stella Maris

Merksem / Belgium

Stella Maris & Sint-Elisabeth are two schools

located in Antwerp, that offer TSO and BSO

degrees. They set the ambition to improve

the relationship between staff (teachers and

support) on the one hand, and students and

their context on the other. The student population

is very diverse, the distance between

the living environment of staff and students

seems to be growing which leads to misunderstandings

in class rooms and tension in the

relations. Stella Maris aims to improve the mutual

relationship, wants to re-become a school

both teachers and students love to be part of

and contacted us for support. In total, Stella

Maris and StreetwiZe will collaborate for three

years on the above mentioned topics. The first

year - during which we worked on alignment

amongst the staff - just finished.

We kicked off in October, with a keynote from

Arnoud and a reflection with the complete

staff on the current situation in the school. We

asked them how they perceive the situation

on two levels: what they actually like about

the school today, and the main challenges

they see. On top, we asked them what they

propose to improve the situation. One of the

outcomes of this first high-level reflection was

that there is a lot of goodwill within the staff

team, but the ideas on how to improve the

situation, were extremely diverse. Since we

believe that impact comes from aligned action, we

proposed to set up a staff-ambassador team

(25p) that would reflect on that aligned vision

spread over three different days: what kind of

school do we want to be, what expectation does

this imply towards personnel, towards students

and towards the management of the school,

what actions can we undertake in order to start

growing towards those goals and how can we

communicate (storytelling and pitching) this

new vision towards the different stakeholders

within the school. Thanks to this approach, year

1 ended with a clear vision on the school-to-be,

a high level set-up on how to start working on

this and a means to communicate the new vision

towards staff and students.

In year 2 and 3, we will work on the opportunity

to bring this new vision alive together with staff

and students.


Participants: Keynote 80p, Reflection 80p, Alignment: 3 x 25p

Sharpened vision on the school-to-be

Clear expectations on what this means towards target groups

Ideas on how these expecations could be met

Support on how this new vision can be communicated

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StreetSmart alpha test version

01/09/2017 30/09/2018

Wim Depickere

Lies De Vocht

Arnoud Raskin

Rob Sweldens

Hans Dreesen

Launch beta version

Leuven / Belgium

During the summer of 2018, the minimum viable

product (MVP) of StreetSmart was ready

for the first release, the alpha version. The alpha

version was made available only for internal

testing and for testing at our partners. The

goal of this step was to make StreetSmart ready

for the public launch, the beta version.

StreetSmart is a tool to support street and

youth workers around the world in their work.

StreetSmart allows them to improve their activity

reporting, case management and most importantly,

to monitor the self-esteem evolution

of the children they’re working with.

StreetSmart has been developed by Mobile

School with the indispensable support of Share.

IT and the Erasmus+ programme. Through Accenture

Paris, Share.IT provided over 200 days

of their IT development team to code the application.

The Erasmus+ programme, on the other

hand, allowed us to involve 3 Mobile School

partners in Poland and Greece, who supported

us with the user testing, feedback, setting up

the user requirements and with the further

investigation of the user needs in a research


In the last months, together with the developers

of Accenture, the StreetSmart application

was debugged and the last developments were

finished. Next to the technical work, all legal documents

were prepared. Finally, the first commercial

and user support videos and documents are

ready to support our partners as well as possible.

Almost set for the real launch...


Beta version of StreetSmart ready for launch

First line of user support videos

Legal documentation

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DESIGN technical Manual of mobile school

10/10/2017 12/02/2018

Sara Orozco (intern/volunteer)

Rob Sweldens

Standardised production

mobile schools

Munsterbilzen / Belgium

Since the start of Mobile School, the production

of the mobile schools is centralised and

executed by the Provinciale Secundaire School

Bilzen (PSSB).

In 2016-2017, a new design of the mobile

school was developed and the first prototype

was sent to Patras in Greece in November

2016. Since then, some changes have been

made based on feedback from the field.

Sara Orozco, a Colombian student of Product

Design did her internship at Mobile School

in 2017 and started with the development of

assembly manuals for all the parts of the

mobile school, in cooperation with the teachers

of the PSSB. The idea was to create an IKEAlike

guideline for the production of the mobile



After her internship, Sara continued her

A clear guideline for the mobile school production

work as a volunteer. She created seperate

Technical drawings of the different parts of the mobile school

chapters for the motion system, the outside

box, the inside box, the chalkboard panels

and the final assembly of all the parts.

A quicker procedure to produce the mobile school

Thanks to this Assembly Manual, the production

is now more standardised than before. We

A more standardised procedure to produce the mobile school

now also have a clear guideline of how the mobile

school is produced, which is a first back-up

in case we would lose or alter our partnership

with PSSB in the future.

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davidsfonds traditions and rejuvenation

14/10/2017 23/06/2018

Tessa Goossens

Hans Lamberts

Arnoud Raskin


Flanders / Belgium

With more than 40.000 members, Davidsfonds

organises ten thousands of cultural activities

with love for history, heritage, language

and art in Flanders and Brussels every year.

Despite their relatively high number of

members, Davidsfonds felt a strong decline in

their members throughout the years (in 2000

they had +/- 80.000 members) and in the long

run they even feared for their existence because

of the litteral ‘extinction’ of their organisation

(high average age and a lack of rejuvenation).

That is why, as a socio-cultural network they rang

the alarmbel and wanted to start a new era of

innovation across the entire network.

StreetwiZe guided this process of alignment

and co-creation and tried to give every stakeholder

an opportunity for participation and a

voice in this ambitious project.

Ambassadors were trained to represent the new

mission through 20 anchoring days spread

across Flanders and Brussels. An ambitious project

that led to a new mission and vision co-created

with hundreds of volunteers.

The next step is combining all the input of the

widespread volunteers into the ‘inspiratiewijzer’

(‘inspiration pointer’) and creating an attractive

internal and external communication strategy .

Davidsfonds is on the road for 2025!


Creation of co-ownership with the volunteers

We started in October 2017 with an inspiring

keynote by Arnoud which was the starting point

of a trajectory that will run for over a year. After

this keynote it was time to put the Davidsfonds

employees, board members and volunteers

at work. We created a new mission and vision

with a steering committee that captured ideas

and concerns among the members, based on

hundreds of conversations.

Over 500 participants in trainings and keynote

Introduction of a bottom-up approach

Sharpened mission and vision for Davidsfonds

Training of ambassadors

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mobile school certificate of quality




Wim Depickere

Rob Sweldens

Sander Degeling

Joke Verreth

Mobile School partners

Leuven / Belgium

Up until now, partners only sent us a quantitative

evaluation: the number of street sessions

they organised with the mobile school and the

number of children participating during those

sessions. Since not only the amount of children

reached defines the social impact our partners

are having on the streets, we drew up a social

impact scorecard, to register the quality of the

organised street sessions as well.

Based on 20 years of experience on the streets

and on research with our partners, Mobile

School defined six criteria we believe are

important to having a lasting sustainable

impact on the streets: structure & environment,

self-evaluation, didactics, counseling

skills, motivation and creativity.

At the end of the year, all partners rate themselves

on these criteria during an evaluating

meeting with the entire Mobile School team.

In addition, they write an explanation of the

scores given and formulate concrete actions

Mobile School, the Mobile School network and

their local Mobile School team can take to increase

their impact score on that particular criterion

in the future.

The Mobile School Partnership Coordinators

rate the partners on the same criteria, based on

the information gathered during evaluations,

Skype calls, expeditions and visits.

Afterwards, a Skype meeting is planned to compare

the scores given by the local team and by

the Partnership Coordinator. Possible differences

are discussed and at the end of the Skype call, a

final score is agreed upon for each criterion.

An animated how-to video was made and sent to

all partners to explain the new procedure.

This new way of measuring impact was evaluated

positively by both the partner organisations

as the Mobile School team, since the impact

scorecard allows for a more elaborate discussion

of certain aspects of the work with the mobile


As of next year, we will send a Certificate of Quality

to all our partners as well: a visualisation

of their quality score and the evolution of their

quality scores over the years, in comparison to

the average quality scores of all Mobile School

partners. Partners will be able to see how their

criteria scores evolve over the years and which

actions they can/should undertake to increase



Social impact measurement of partner organisations

Increased quality of coaching

More in-depth information for Partnership Coordinators

Pinpoint challenges, tailor future workshops & coachings

Visualisation of the actions to take to increase impact


= The logistical support & planning of the mobile school sessions


= The short- and long term planning & evaluation of the mobile school sessions


= The transfer of knowledge during mobile school sessions & the knowledge of the target group




actions to take






= The interaction of the team with children during mobile school sessions


= The motivation & drive of the team for the work with the mobile school


= The creativity of the team before (planning) & during mobile school sessions




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customer centricity new wrap-up materials

01/01/2018 30/06/2018

StreetwiZe partners

Ine Stessens

Kim Swyngedouw

Bram Swartenbroekx (intern)

More qualitative after sales

During the spring o 2018, StreetwiZe’ after

sales service was boosted. Each workshop has

been summarised in a short wrap-up document


These wrap-up documents are the ideal ‘reminder’

document for participants covering all

essential content elements and exercises.

The wrap-ups are also available in English and

French. This way we can offer our clients a professional


Leuven / Belgium


Client-oriented approach

Wrap-ups sent to 87 companies

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Vlerick an established partnership

01/01/2018 30/06/2018

Bram Doolaege

Vlerick Management Prgr

Flanders / Belgium

When StreetwiZe was founded in 2008, Vlerick

Business School became one of our first regular

clients convinced of the added value that

StreetwiZe could bring in their in-company

and open leadership programmes. This cooperation

evolved over the years from StreetwiZe

being an external supplier that was offering

ad hoc trainings on Pitching, Storytelling and

Creativity to being an integrated partner that

co-designs tailored offerings.

In 2018, Vlerick Business School remained one

of our biggest partners supporting a significant

amount of our social impact on street youth.

More than 200 young managers, owners and

experienced business leaders got StreetwiZed

in 2018.

We facilitated workshops on Positive Focus,

Connect and on Agility & Resilience for both customised

clients (like Enza, Rabobank, NN, Eandis,

AGC, …) and for open programmes. We sat

around the table to brainstorm and co-design

some new content regarding specific business

questions and we delivered several inspirational

keynotes on social entrepreneurship and our

unique business model in some of the customised


the tight cooperation this last 10 years. As a result,

StreetwiZe gets the opportunity to bring its

expertise in the field of social and hybrid entrepreneurship

to a broad audience. This residency

tightens the bonds between StreetwiZe and Vlerick

Business School even further.


Introducing contemporary people skills

Applying the StreetwiZe vision to the challenges of business

Strengthening business both with Techniques and Skills

On top of that, Arnoud was invited to become

30 Entrepreneur in Residence, as a recognition of


Educational Materials in two new languages

01/01/2018 30/12/2018

Sander Degeling

Clement Silungwe

Nadia Pierre Louis


2 new translations

In 2018, Mobile School decided to invest in

two new translations to offer our educational

materials to partners in two new partners


In August, a mobile school project was started

up in the Malawian capital Lilongwe. Before the

shipment of the mobile school, all our educational

materials were translated into Chichewa,

the dominant local language spoken by about

12 million native speakers in Malawi, Zambia,

Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

new Creole panels will leave Belgium before the

end of the year to make sure they arrive safe and

sound in Port-au-Prince before the start of the

implementation trainings.

Malawi / Haiti

Since it wasn’t easy to find Chichewa speakers

in Belgium who were willing and able to

assist in the translation process, the people of

our partner Chisomo Children’s Club in Malawi

invested a lot of time in translating. In collaboration

with our supplier Typeface, the translations

were added to the educational panels.


All panels translated to Chichewa and Haitian Creole

After finishing the translation process into

Chichewa, a second translation project was

Potential to implement more mobile schools in these countries

A qualitative set of educational panels for the local partner

started to prepare the implementation of a

new mobile school in the Haitian capital Portau-Prince

in February 2019. Together with the

local partner, the Mobile School team decided

to translate the educational panels into Haitian

Creole, a French-based creole language

spoken by 10–12 million people worldwide,

32 and the only language of most Haitians. The


A glimpse of our Keynote season

01/01/2018 31/12/2018

Arnoud Raskin

Employees worldwide

Belgium & Abroad

Every year, we inspire over 7000 people with

our story.

Since 2008, StreetwiZe is a frequently asked

provider of inspirational speeches that motivate

and trigger companies and their employees

to look at challenging situations and

contexts differently.

This year, Arnoud was invited by 51 companies

to showcase our hybrid story and social impact.

An inspirational keynote that opens minds and

stimulates action. Not only profit companies,

but also schools and social profit organisations

are regular clients. They are all convinced of

the added value this story brings in looking at

business and education from a different perspective.

In 2018, Arnoud gave keynotes in Belgium,

The Netherlands, Turkey & the United States,

etc. That is what we call worldwide impact!


51 inspired companies

7354 people learned what it means to be StreetwiZe

34 35


01/01/2018 31/12/2018

Kim Swyngedouw

Joyce van Eijndt

Ine Stessens

StreetwiZe clients

Leuven / Belgium

Part of growing as an organisation, in numbers

as well as in maturity, means professionalising

your back office.

The challenge for us is to do this while keeping

administration to a minimum and - by all

means - without upsetting our customers.

We optimised sales and after sales processes:

we centralised administration, streamlined

internally while keeping it all lean. The backoffice

now produces all work orders and carefully

follows up until signature. Our customers

receive a summary of all evaluations and a

wrap-up of the session to share with the participants.

In 2018 we also set out the goal to create a new

Salesforce environment. The old environment

needed such a large ‘make-over’ and clean-up

that we decided to start an entirely new one.

Another improvement was the creation of an onboarding

document for new StreetwiZe trainers.

Among other things it contains a ‘who is who’

and a step-by-step plan to guide new trainers

from gradually immersing themselves in the

workshop content to eventually performing

workshops by themselves.


Customer delight & satisfaction

Instant, detailed and accurate data output

We took advantage of the opportunity to create

new page lay-outs, more apt to what we do and

New trainer support

designed with a focus on output. We will update

fields and rethink ‘input convenience’. All

will serve the necessary outcome: reports and

dashboards that give us performance and impact

figures at a glance. The project had some

delays, so we will continue building this new

environment all through 2019.

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Workshopping for 122 different clients

01/01/2018 31/12/2018

StreetwiZe Partners

StreetwiZe clients

Belgium & The Netherlands

In addition to the various long-term training

programmes (more details on these elsewhere

in this annual report), there is a significant

number of clients who sign up for a ‘standard’

half day or full day workshop.

During a StreetwiZe session we inspire people,

inform them about the essence of a street skill

or technique and explore the concrete application

of that skill or technique in their work

environment. In most cases we start with a specific

business or organisational challenge. We

use the street as a metaphor to reflect on this

challenge, change perception and eventually

guide participants towards action plans and


2018 was also the year in which we fully made

use of our training room. We rented it out 17

times in total, on average twice a month. As such

we welcomed 308 people in the heart of our organisation.


Overal results:

In 2018 we worked with 122 different

clients in industries ranging from government,

financial institutions, non-profit organisations,

122 boosted clients

communication, education, IT to healthcare.

13.718 inspired people

We closed 196 projects and delivered 574

training days: 88 inspirational sessions and

484 workshops, of which 1/3 full days. Overall

we welcomed 13.718 participants and drove

62.989 kilometers to connect with them. Most

deliveries we do in Belgium, but for 1 out of

10 we travel abroad. We frequently deliver in

The Netherlands but we also travel to France,

Germany and even the US.

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UGent Postdocs Creativity, Agility & Pitching

01/01/2018 31/12/2018

Bram Doolaege

UGent - PostDocs

Ghent / Belgium

This year we also trained an enthusiastic group

of postdocs of the University of Ghent in

Positive Focus, Agility and Pitching. Since a few

years, StreetwiZe is an established supplier. We

developed a customised programme that we

have been running for several years now and

that supports the postdocs in developing those

skills that are crucial in coping with the challenges,

stress and heavy pressure of writing a


In 2018 we ran two cycles of this programme,

one in spring and one in fall, taking 40 postdocs

through this three-day programme.


Increase impact using the creative skillset as a postdoc

Increase impact using persuasion skills and pitching

Keep on going, using agility and resilience

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Barco & Exellys learning through experience

01/01/2018 31/12/2018

Saskia Dieleman

Bram Vandeputte

Bart Vanbellinghen

Hans Lamberts

Barco (2x) Exellys

Ruiselede, Beernem,

Wingene / Belgium

2018 was the third year that Belgian Expeditions

were part of our offer. The concept is that

we take business people to youth detention

center “De Zande” in Ruiselede, where they

step into a unique co-creation with youngsters

that have been deprived of their freedom

because of criminal facts or an alarming situation.

Together they receive the invitation to

work on new educational material for Mobile

School, and it is clear that the business participants

play a crucial role in bringing this

to a good end. Being able to connect with an

unknown target group, bringing engagement

and inspiration and finding ways to continuously

empower is crucial; both within this

expedition as in professional life. And that’s

exactly what we work on during the intervisions

and reflections that are part of this

programme, when we translate the learnings

of the expedition into professional life together

with the client.

the two, Vlerick Business School proposes five

online modules related to different business


In October, Exellys - a young and dynamic ITconsultancy

firm - joined us at De Zande for the

second edition of their GrowSmart-programme.

Like in 2017, 10 Exellys consultants went into

close cooperation with the youngsters in the youth

detention center. The Exellys participants are

typically young, technical, high potential

employees for which the participation in the

Belgian Expedition is a unique way to learn

more about some crucial principles of leadership

they are challenged on in the projects they

work in, or will be challenged on in their future

management roles.


Inspire, engage and empower youngsters in De Zande

Explain crucial leadership aspects for business participants

In September we organised two parallel Belgian

expeditions for Barco: one in De Zande

campus Wingene, and one in campus Beernem.

Offer a unique opportunity to put leadership into practice

Translate into actions valid for the professional environment


Thirty Barco “emerging leaders” flew in

from all over the world to Ruiselede, for the

kick off of their Emerging Leader Program. This

programme is a one- year, in-company learning

journey, which StreetwiZe kicks off and

closes on the topic of leadership. In between


streetsmart Transnational Meeting greece

24/01/2018 26/01/2018

Rob Sweldens

Wim Depickere

Lies De Vocht

Erasmus+ KA2

Thessaloniki / Greece

Since September last year, Mobile School

NPO is the leading partner in an Erasmus+

programme on case management for non-formal

education in youth work. Together with

partner organisations CME GPU-UNO (Poland

- Robert Cieslar), ARSIS and PRAKSIS (Greece

- Alberto Perez and Eirini Karanikola), Mobile

School is developing a digital tool for personal

case management within youth work

in non-formal education. Therefore, we chose

to apply for the Erasmus+ programme and

started a KA2 project: Strategic partnerships

supporting innovation. Being able to partner

with organisations with different expertise is

a necessary condition for developing this tool.

Cooperation with relevant partners and youth

work initiatives help define the user’s needs,

assess the user-friendliness and disseminate

this project. Within this programme, the EU

encourages programme countries to share their

experiences in transnational project meetings.

At the end of January, we organised the second

transnational project meeting in Thessaloniki.

The first one took place in Leuven in October


The meeting started with a short update on

the first intellectual output, the research report

on case management within youth- and street


The main focus of the transnational project

meeting was the update on the current screens

we had for the mobile application, SYD (working

title - Street Youth Development). As it was the

first time our partners saw these screens, it was

important to get their feedback. Afterwards the

main goal was to prioritise all our needs and

wants. This way our developers from Accenture

(via Share.IT - French Tech4 Good Partner) could

start developing. A lot of conversations and discussions

were held, but it was all very insightful.

Some of the methodologies we were thinking of

using within the mobile application, were also

tested in a rudimentary way (on paper, with Google

Forms…) during a street intervention with

PRAKSIS. Not only the mobile school coordinator

of PRAKSIS did this, but also her volunteers and

they were all really enthusiastic.

To finish this transnational project meeting, the

Greek partners invited their testing hub partners.

These organisations are willing to help test SYD

when we have a first version. We organised an

afternoon during which we presented our organisation

and the SYD application.


Update on research report on case management in youth work

Feedback on current screens for mobile application

Prioritising of features for development

Testing of methodologies in a street intervention

Meeting with Greek testing hubs

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Redesign mathematical educational offer

01/02/2018 30/09/2018

Anastasia Panitsa (intern)

Rob Sweldens

Saskia Dieleman

Sander Degeling

Lies De Vocht

Improve mathematical offer

In February, the Mobile School team initiated

a project to redesign the mathematical panels

offered to partner organisations worldwide.

Thanks to the efforts of our Greek intern

Anastasia Panitsa, a thorough evaluation of the

mathematical panels was conducted. Anastasia

worked with the mobile school of PRAKSIS in

Patras, Greece and did a three-month internship

at the Mobile School office in Belgium. After

doing a survey with the Mobile School partners,

Anastasia shared her recommendations

to redesign the Mobile School mathematical

package in a report.

At the same time, the redesign of the mathematical

offer is also a solid starting point for the redesign

of the entire educational package. The team

already started the revision of the coding system,

and in the coming months these changes will be

implemented in the partnership strategy.

Leuven / Belgium

During the summer, the Mobile School team

and Saskia Dieleman finetuned these recommendations

in order to start the redesign

process of the new mathematical package. The

main objective of the new package is to offer

more attractive panels that are adapted to the

daily reality of street-connected children, since

the most important feedback of partners was

that a lot of the orange panels were not often

played by the kids on the streets because they

were too abstract. Moreover, the new package


Newly designed numeracy package adapted to the streets

New internal structure & coding system for 88 numeracy panels

Less text to make translations to new languages easier

Solid start for the redesign of the entire educational package

contains less mathematical panels and integrated

some of the panels with other codes

that were in fact dealing with mathematics. The

new mathematical offer will now be translated

and will be sent to partner organisations from

46 early 2019.


Mobile School Café


StreetwiZe Mobile School

Volunteers in Belgium

Leuven / Belgium

Mobile School Café is the perfect informal way

to bring the team and our volunteers together.

We transform the StreetwiZe Mobile School

office into a pub. A cosy place where you come

and go as you please. Where volunteers can

chat and catch up with each other or with the


There are different tables, each with its own

theme, and you can go and join your preferred

table/theme. As a volunteer, you can guide

the conversation by asking specific questions

about things you’d like to know. What would

you like to know about, for example, the new

StreetwiZe colleagues, the challenges our

digital story comes with or what about the next


Conversations are informal like they are in any

pub: spontaneous and authentic.

For our organisation it is of utmost importance

not to spread all information to our volunteers

by means of presentations. When looking for

a creative way to spread information, we came

up with the idea of the Mobile School Café. As

a visitor in the Café you can decide what you’ll

learn and what you’d like to know more about.

Every Café comes with a wide variety of tables

with different themes. There are, however, always

tables available for volunteers to talk about

specific street contexts. Experience taught us a

lot of volunteers feel the need to get in touch

with the street context and our target audience.

This doesn’t only help them in their work

as a volunteer, but they also feel involved. Volunteers

have to know why and for whom they

engage themselves. Evenings like the Mobile

School café contribute to a good understanding

between volunteers and the organisation.

Mobile School Café for me means looking

through the eyes of street workers (trainers) and

meet the kids through them. It gives an energy

boost and I always go home happily knowing

Mobile School really makes a difference for many

street children all over the world.’ Rita Cortvrindt,


Mobile School Café is a synonym for a nice

relaxing evening, full of updates, nice chats, tasty

snacks with the best volunteer team ever.’ Lore

De Muynck, volunteer


Connection between volunteers and team

Sharing new information

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MS Playground launch prototype


Mobile School Team

Improve digital offer

Leuven / Belgium

In order to scale our impact on the streets,

Mobile School is developing two digital tools

to drastically improve the quality of support

offered to our network of street work partners.

Besides the case management application,

StreetSmart, Mobile School is developing an

online content library where street educators

can find inspiration to create new games to

use during their outreach interventions on the


The first version of the Mobile School Playground

was launched in February 2018 for Mobile

School partners. In May, the Mobile School

prospects - organisations that are not (yet)

working with the mobile school but are part

of the network - were given access to try out

the MS Playground as well. The platform created

through the popular web-development

platform WIX contains 60 ‘inspiration’ games

at the moment. For all of these games a manual

file and pictures are available so that street

educators can easily reproduce the games and

adapt the game concepts to their local context

and needs. Some of the games also have

a video explanation. The inspirational game

concepts are collected during StreetwiZe expeditions,

Mobile School exchange programmes

or through the Mobile School partner projects.

the ‘inspiration’ page updated with new game

concepts while preparing the important second

part of the website: the Do It Yourself games

(DIY-games). These games are processed by our

educational volunteers and are offered to partners

as a ready-to-print game concept including

a how-to-play manual, pictures, a how-to-make

explanation and graphical files so that partners

can just print the game locally before attaching

it to their mobile school. Next year, this temporary

WIX-platform will function as an inspiration

to build a state-of-the-art digital content platform

with more options for filtering, selecting and

adding new games.


Exchange of knowledge between partner organisations

New inspiration for educational games for street workers

More accessible information on mobile school activities

Shorter time-to-market for new educational game concepts

50 In the coming months, the team will keep


DESIGN Repair Manual of mobile school

22/02/2018 22/05/2018

Sara Orozco (volunteer)

Rob Sweldens

Once a Mobile School partner receives a

mobile school, they become responsible for its

maintenance. Through the years, similar problems

from partners in different countries were

reported to us. Often these solutions required

a better understanding of the specific technical

design of the mobile school.

Thanks to the manual, street educators or local

mechanics can get a better understanding of

how the mobile school has been designed and

of which parts can or must be replaced.

Production schools

Munsterbilzen / Belgium

Therefore we decided to develop a standardised

repair manual for street educators

with responses on the most frequently asked

technical questions:

How to open & close the mobile school?

How to change the brakes and braking


How to change the wheels?

How to do maintenance inside the boxes?

How to create the point & grid frames on

the panels?

How to change the pegs?

Sara Orozco, a Colombian student of Product

Design, developed this repair manual in cooperation

with the Mobile School staff and the

teachers of the Provinciale Secundaire School

Bilzen (PSSB). Every new Mobile School partner

will receive this manual.


A clear guideline for the technical use of the mobile school

Better technical follow-up of partner projects

More independence for partners

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Follow-up bolivia compa La Paz

26/02/2018 27/02/2018

Joke Verreth


La Paz / Bolivia

The mobile school project in La Paz was started

up in 2004. The project was very successful at

first, but lost priority within the organisation

over the course of the years.

Currently, COMPA La Paz is very unstable due to

lack of funding. Consequently, there is no funding

to coordinate the mobile school project

either, which is why the project is run by

German volunteers of the organisation Weltweite

Initiative (WI). The volunteers stay in Bolivia

for a year and then train their successors to

take over their projects.

Although the previous group of volunteers

followed the Mobile School summer training

in Belgium, it was clear that there had been

practically no knowledge transfer, since the

volunteers did not know how to work with the

Mobile School materials. The mobile school

was mostly used to create the space to play

with the children, but was hardly ever actively

used during the outreach sessions.

the transfer of knowledge to the next group

of volunteers and find a way to involve local

people, which would drastically increase the sustainability

of the street work.

The methodology behind the Mobile School materials

was clearly explained and the volunteers

came up with creative activities with the panels,

which were then put into practice during a visit

to the streets.

The target group of COMPA El Alto are the

children and youngsters assisting their parents

on the local market.

In addition to the training, we organised meetings

with the management of COMPA El Alto

and with the management of WI to strengthen

ties and to discuss future plans and goals with

regards to the local mobile school project.


4 volunteers trained

Knowledge about StreetwiZe Mobile School increased

Creative use of Mobile School materials enhanced

That is why we decided to focus on the basics

during the follow-up visit. We started with a

general introduction of StreetwiZe Mobile

School. Afterwards, the two volunteers coordinating

the project evaluated the project

Motivation of team increased

Connection with local management strengthened

Connection with management of WI strengthened

during a coaching session and drew up a clear

list of to do’s to guarentee the stability of the

54 mobile school project in the future, i.e. improve


Follow-up bolivia IPTK-Cerpi

28/02/2018 01/03/2018

Joke Verreth

IPTK - Cerpi

Sucre / Bolivia

In Sucre, there is a lot of poverty. That’s why

many children and youngsters work on the

streets in different sectors (e.g. assisting carpenters,

washing busses, selling ice creams,...)

to contribute to the family income.

The children too young to work are often left to

their own devices. Their parents either work in

the city or in the countryside and aren’t home

a lot. The children are held responsible for all

household chores and for taking care of their

brothers and sisters. Because their parents are

hardly ever around, they lack adult rolemodels

and a positive outlet.

That is what the mobile school team tries to

offer them during the outreach sessions. By

playing games, the children and youngsters

get a chance to take their mind off their chores

for a while and to discover and develop their


In addition, the team organises creative workshops

to discuss important topics, such as

children’s rights, puberty and sexuality (still a

taboo in Bolivia).

Although there is a high turnover of volunteers,

the local coordinator, Gladys Fuentes, has been

running the project since the beginning and

she is the driving force behind the project.

During the follow-up visit, we joined the team

on the streets for two sessions and we gave an

introduction workshop about Mobile School

and our philosophy for the new volunteers.

In addition, we organised two coaching sessions:

a self-evaluation of the mobile school

project after 13 years (analysis of strengths &

weaknesses) and a coaching session during

which we actively worked with the educational

materials the team has hardly ever used on the

streets, to guarantee the optimal and creative

use of all panels.


8 street educators trained: 2 staff & 6 volunteers

Enhanced creativity & optimal use of educational materials

Clear evaluation of the mobile school project after 13 years

Concrete list of actions to take to increase future impact

The team of IPTK-Cerpi has been working with

the mobile school for 13 years now, since 2005.

The team does 8 outreach sessions per week in

8 different sectors.

Management informed & up to date about Mobile School

56 57

Cevora a streetwize leadership training

08/03/2018 31/12/2018

Tessa Goossens

Laure Laroche

Comp. in APCB or PC200


In January 2018, StreetwiZe started up a

partnership with Cevora, becoming a new supplier

of leadership training in their open offer.

Every company that is affiliated in the APCB

or PC200, can subscribe. We developed

an inspiring leadership programme that

combines our Street Skills (Positive Focus, Agility

& Resilience, Proactive Creativity) and some

of the Street Techniques (Connect & Leading


The programme is organised twice a year both

in Dutch and French. This open offer is the ideal

opportunity for people that aren’t familiar

with the StreetwiZe Mobile School philosophy

and for companies wanting to explore our

approach before booking an in-company training.


Reach target group with insufficient budget for StreetwiZe

Reach target group that needs a try-out session

Reach target group that isn’t familiar with StreetwiZe

58 59

Exploration bolivia Abriendo Puertas

05/03/2018 09/03/2018

Toña Pineda

Joke Verreth

Fundación Abriendo Puertas

Paz y Bien

Cochabamba / Bolivia

In March, a new potential partnership was

explored with Fundación Abriendo Puertas Paz

y Bien in Cochabamba, the third largest city in

Bolivia. The organisation was founded three

years ago and last year, they started up a successful

cooperation with Teatro Hecho a Mano, a

local theater group. In theory, they are two separate

entities, but in practice they function as

one organisation. A part of the proceeds of the

theater go to Fundación Abriendo Puertas Paz

y Bien and in return, the theater group can use

the building of the foundation, so both organisations

can split the operational costs and

are largely self-sustainable.

Currently, two outreach sessions are organised

each week at the local cemetery. A lot of youngsters

work there (cleaning tomb stones or praying/singing

to the deceased) to contribute to

the family income. The focus of the local team

is on prevention: preventing these youngsters

from crossing the line between working on the

streets to living on the streets.

During the outreach sessions, the team hands

out breakfast to the youngsters. They also tell

interactive stories, which captivate the children

and spark their imagination. The experience

in theater and clownery of the majority of the

team is a big added value to the street sessions.

In addition, the team has experience in giving

workshops on sexual education in schools, so

they will be able to discuss this very important

topic creatively during mobile school sessions as


After a successful exploration, Fundación Abriendo

Puertas Paz y Bien will start up their mobile

school project in July. The local team shares

Mobile School’s vision on outreach work and

they are very motivated to implement our tool

during their street work activities. They have a

storage space at the cemetery, so no transport is

needed, and they are authorised to work on the

cemetery by the municipality. To safeguard the

collaboration, the team actively involves the municipality

employees in their activities.

In the future, the team wants to run a centre as

well where youngsters can attend workshops

and where they can spend the night if necessary.

Fundación Abriendo Puertas Paz y Bien will work

with the mobile school of former partner Yo Voy

a Ti. All necessary arrangements were made to

transfer all materials and to repair the school

before the implementation training.


8 people trained

Core team introduced to the Mobile School vision & methodology

Knowledge about street work & self-esteem enhanced

Transfer of the mobile school of Yo Voy a Ti

Bolivian network increased: participants from other organisations

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new school kenya child rescue kenya

05/03/2018 16/03/2018

Sander Degeling

Janet Otieno

Child Rescue Kenya

Kitale / Kenya

After a successful exploratory visit in June

2017, Child Rescue Kenya and Mobile School

made the joint decision to implement a mobile

school in Kitale in 2018. Despite the relatively

small population of the north-western Kenyan

town, Kitale is one of the major hotspots for

street-connected children in the region. Strategically

located near the Ugandan border and

the Kenyan counties of West-Pokot and Turkana,

the town functions as an important transit

point for both street children and refugees. The

history of CRK goes back till 1988 and since

then the organisation is a major actor in the

field of street kids. Besides street work, the

organisation runs two centres and a learning

programme called Street Smart near the center

of town.

mobile school in their other programmes. In the

future, CRK aims to invest more financial resources

in street work in order to move further away

from the centre.

A huge added value during this implementation

was co-facilitator Janet Otieno - street worker

and coordinator of Mobile School partner Glad’s

House in Mombasa. Thanks to the presence of

Janet as a co-facilitator, the street workers were

able to get a clear insight into how the mobile

school functions in another Kenyan programme,

which was really helpful during the first interventions

on the street.


The mobile school activities have shown to

be an impactful extension of the Street Smart

programme. During the implementation trainings,

the team tested out different locations

near the old railway line in the centre of town.

Furthermore, they also plan to target the

dumpsite which is located further away from

the centre. A first session proved there is a huge

target group. During the first interventions, the

organisation reached a lot of older youth (15+)

12 people trained: both family workers and street workers

Solid basic knowledge on how to use the mobile school

Storage system installed in the office of the organisation

Exchange of experiences with Janet Otieno of Glad’s House

Identification of 3 good locations for MS sessions

Reinforced network with Railway Children Africa

with their mobile school interventions. In the

coming months, it will become clear how the

62 organisation will integrate street work with the


Bolivian Mobile School Exchange

12/03/2018 16/03/2018

Toña Pineda

Joke Verreth

Bolivian MS Partners

Cochabamba / Bolivia

Our three Bolivian partner organisations -

COMPA Teatro Trono Cochabamba, COMPA Teatro

Trono El Alto and IPTK-Cerpi - have all been

working with the mobile school for more than

10 years. Since the last Bolivian Mobile School

exchange was organised in 2007 and all partners

indicated they would benefit from another

Mobile School training, we decided to bring

them together again.

The exchange was organised in Cochabamba,

so the entire team of COMPA Cochabamba

(nine street educators) could participate. We

invited two street educators from Sucre and El


The street educators got to know each other

during a speeddate and exchanged their best

experiences with the mobile school. Then, they

sat down together to reflect on common local

challenges during the work with the mobile

school and on possible solutions for those

challenges. Mobile School’s new way to measure

social impact was discussed and the three

partner organisations looked at their social

impact and on how to possibly increase it in

the future. During the workshop on creativity,

three new board games were created, adapted

to the local context, about Bolivian geography

and culture and about recycling. These games

were tested out on the streets during a mobile

school session organised by the team of

COMPA Cochabamba and were evaluated

positively by their target group. All partners also

received new Mobile School panels. They played

and invented new games with the panels, which

will enable them to use the new panels during

future outreach sessions.

During the exchange, the street educators of our

different partner organisations really bonded.

They were reenergised by knowing that two other

teams were doing the same work and facing the

same challenges. They already created a Facebook

group to keep each other updated on the

work with the mobile school and to be able to

exchange best experiences, challenges and possible

solutions in the future as well.

We are convinced the exchange will increase

future collaborations between our different partner



13 street educators trained

Bolivian Mobile School network strengthened

More motivated street work teams

Concrete ideas to increase future impact

Knowledge of new Mobile School educational materials

3 new panels, adapted to the Bolivian context

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Follow-up greece Praksis Patras

12/03/2018 16/03/2018

Rob Sweldens

Koen Verrecht


Patras / Greece

Our local partner PRAKSIS has been working

with the mobile school in the city and surroundings

of Patras since November 2016. Patras is

a port city and is seen as an exit point for refugees

who want to travel to Italy illegally, hiding

under trucks and in boats. PRAKSIS runs a

drop-in centre for refugees and an accomodation

centre for unaccompanied minors.

With the mobile school they have been reaching

out to unaccompanied minors and refugees in

abandoned factories around the port and did a

series of interventions in hotels at the seaside

where Syrian refugees were waiting for relocation.

Mobile School activities focus on

stress relief, trust building and especially on

building a connection point to inform refugees

and minors about their rights and about the

possibilities offered in the drop-in centre.

During the follow-up expedition, our trainers

gave workshops on counseling skills, the

Street Business Toolkit and during the creativity

workshop the trainees developed 3 new activities

which they will use in their daily activities.

During the coaching workshops, the local team

also assessed their strengths and challenges and

got extra information about educational panels

which weren’t clear for them. We gave a short

introduction on the general philosophy of

Mobile School and StreetwiZe and explained

the possiblities of “StreetSmart”, our case management

tool which is in development at the


The project has shown a big evolution since the

start and has been evaluated as an example project

of mobile school implementation.


13 people trained: 3 staff and 10 volunteers

Besides this, the team is reaching out to an

Improved counseling skills

isolated Roma community on the border of the

city, organising mobile school activities on a

Enhanced creativity by creating new activities

weekly basis. The educational level of the children

and adolescents is extremely low but they

Increased motivation of staff and team

are very enthusiastic to learn. The goal of the

More knowledge of and experience with difficult panels

mobile school activities here is mainly educational,

but the mobile school is also used as a

Clear list of to do’s to improve performance of project

way to enter a very closed community and gain

the trust of the adults and the community.

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Follow-up kenya Glad’s House

19/03/2018 23/03/2018

Sander Degeling

Glad’s House

Mombasa / Kenya

Since July 2016, our local partner Glad’s House

is doing educational interventions with the

mobile school in the Kenyan coastal city of

Mombasa. The organisation focuses on different

locations in the city to reach street-connected

youngsters: the city centre around Makadara

and Maboxini, the dumpsite Kibarani and

the Remand Home in Likoni were a lot of the

street-connected children are referred to if they

are rounded up by the police. Police violence

is still a very big issue on the Kenyan streets.

By using the mobile school, the organisation

wants to strengthen their relationship of trust

with the target group and aims to offer educational

opportunities to a target group that has

limited or no access to any kind of education.

During the follow-up expedition, our trainers

gave some coaching workshops to discuss the

successes and challenges the local team faces

on the streets. Since the training was combined

with the implementation of the new

mobile school in Kitale, the team also received

some new panels which were trained and tested

immediately on the streets of Mombasa.

Despite some financial challenges, the organisation

is still extremely motivated to reach out

to street-connected children with the mobile


The core team of the mobile school was already

in place during the exploration back in 2015,

which creates a great continuity within the project.

In the past, they have shown they are also

great ambassadors for Mobile School by spreading

the word through the StreetInvest network.


9 staff trained

Counseling skills of street educators improved

Creativity enhanced by creating new activities

Introduction of the Mobile School Playground

Extra motivation for coordinator through co-facilitation

Purchase procedure of van finalised

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vlajo SOHO! day


Fons Van den Broeck

Laure Laroche

Bram Doolaege

Tessa Goossens


Mechelen / Belgium

The purpose of the ‘SOHO! day’ is to inspire

professionals in the field of education, focusing

on the entrepreneurial skills of students. It

is a yearly convention where hundreds of professionals

come together to be inspired.

Together with a workgroup of Flemish universities,

StreetwiZe developed, a surprising

and out-of-the-box experience. Our trainers

hacked the principal hallway of LAMOT and

proposed some playful and non-formal

learning opportunities.

The hall was divided into four zones, every

zone represented a street skill and was marked

in space with scenographical elements.

The attendees of the SOHO! day were invited


take a sneak peek in the feedback corner

with our very own feedback-Fons,

start a surprising conversation with a

random stranger in the coffee corner,

fail hard at the speakers corner,

do a guerilla graffiti on the windows of the


In a nutshell: a fun programme with a naughty

wink and a lot of humour. Totally StreetwiZe!


400 attendees of the SOHO! day

Serious play with the street skills

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Official Opening new SWZ MS office


Joyce van Eijndt

Saskia Dieleman

Ine Stessens

Kim Swyngedouw

Partners & Clients

Leuven / Belgium

In March 2017 the StreetwiZe Mobile School

crew moved to the new ‘hand-made’ office in

the former Studio (film theatre) in the centre of

Leuven. One year later the official opening was

organised; a sparkling evening event for clients

and partners, with a showcase of StreetSmart

(at that time still called SYD - Street Youth Development),

a debate, drinks & snacks.

About 150 people listened to different viewpoints

in or debate on the question

“Can technology help tackling poverty and exclusion?”

The Tech4Good panel consisted of:

Mathilde Aglietta, Share.IT

Olivier Gillerot, Accenture

François Gitton, ex CIO in different multinationals

and Mobile School mentor

throughout the design and development

process of the StreetSmart app.

It was an easy-going, pleasant and successful

evening with interesting contacts. Mobile

School volunteers were of invaluable help in

making this evening a success.


150 guests

Positive vibes in our network

Update of the StreetSmart project

Visit of the new office

Tech4Good debate

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Follow-up POLAND Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla

23/03/2018 25/03/2018

Robert Cieślar

Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla

Krakau / Poland

The mobile school project in Krakow, Poland

was started up in 2008. The project has had

its ups and downs over the course of the

years, but due to recent positive changes, the

impact of their local mobile school project and

its susainability have increased considerably.

In 2016, a project application submitted by

Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla was approved by the

City of Krakau, giving them resources for three

years to organise five street sessions per week

with paid street educators. The team works in 5

different sectors. In Krakau, low-income families

(Polish and Roma families) are housed in

apartment blocks built in the communist era,

which are referred to as “social ghettos”. Many

families struggle with drug and alcohol abuse

and unwanted pregnancies. The mobile school

team works with the children living in these


Before the mobile school interventions, many

children were aggressive - due to the lack of a

positive outlet - and lacked social skills. During

the outreach sessions, the team encourages

the children, builds up their confidence and

teaches them to play together and follow the

rules. The street educators have noticed a lot of

positive improvements in the behaviour of the

children over the years.

With the mobile school, the team also tries to

bridge the gap between the children’s neighbourhoods

and the school. Although the children

have the possibility to go to school, they often

skip classes. Due to their low self-esteem, they

don’t have a sense of belonging. Consequently,

they act out a lot and are often expelled. Again,

the team has noticed improvements thanks to

their outreach work.

The team requested a Mobile School training,

because 12 new volunteers were joining them.

Usually, new volunteers are trained by the team

itself, but since they received funds to finance

the training, they applied for a Mobile School

training instead. During the three-day follow-up,

the new volunteers participated in the general

presentation of the Mobile School vision and

methodology and learned how to drive and

maintain the mobile school during the technical

workshop. In addition, they actively played and

invented games with the educational materials

and followed the workshop on self-esteem. All

new volunteers were extremely motivated to

start working with the mobile school.


12 volunteers trained

Knowledge of Mobile School educational materials

Knowledge of self-esteem model

Increased motivation to work with the mobile school

Increased future impact of local project

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AG Insurance Trainee Programme

28/03/2018 22/06/2018

Eric Vanbiervliet

Laure Laroche

Bram Doolaege

L&D AG Insurance

The goal of AG Insurance’s Trainee Programme

is to enable its trainees to further develop

some essential skills, as part of an onboarding


Working on ‘self-awareness’ is a first important

theme. Trainees are expected to quickly and

autonomously generate added value within

diverse environments, which requires a solid

knowledge of your own functioning, and that

of others. AG Insurance wants to offer its trainees

basic knowledge of project management

and empower them in the fields of presenting,

convincing and influencing.

The second session on Project Management focused

on the different phases and key elements

of a successful project. With help of a professional

actor we specifically practised typical challenges

for project leaders.

During the ‘Pitching’ session, the participants

learned how to present their project in an

efficient though enthusiastic manner. They also

defined which resources they have to direct their

audience towards the right (re)action. ‘Storytelling’

helped the trainees to discover the

added value of a strong story in such a context.

Brussels / Belgium

A parallel objective of the project is to stimulate

connection between trainees and to create

a community in which people continuously

learn from each other in an informal setting.

Throughout the programme, participants are

asked to work on a concrete project. That creates

tangible learning environments, but it is

also an added value for the organisation, to be

challenged by the next generation.

Finally, two half-day projectlabs were set up,

during which the trainees further shaped and

managed their projects. During the final session

they summarised their own learnings in a personal

story and communicated on the status of

their pro-jects to coaches and managers.


Self-awareness through reflection

Developing project management skills

Developing communication skills

After a starting session with a StreetwiZe Story,

a two-day seminar was organised on Agility &

Resilience. Inspired by these reflections and

based on Positive Focus and Proactive Creativity,

Reflection and project development on challenging issues

Community building within the group

Positioning & networking within the company

we then identified useful projects to

be shaped and started up throughout the programme.

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International Day for Street Children


StreetwiZe Mobile School


General public

Ghent / Belgium

On the International Day for Street Children

we organised “Who is Junieth”, an awareness

campaign to show the general public the

potential of street-connected children.

During the night of 11 April, the Streetwize

Mobile School volunteers and team went to

the streets of Ghent. With chalk, flyers and banners

they spread the question “Who is Junieth”

throughout the city. Very early in the morning of

12 April, the residents of Ghent wondered who

Junieth was. Press was contacted; more and

more people became curious. You could also

see curiosity growing on social media channels.

At 12h04 the answer was finally given. On

our website (www.wieisjunieth.be) you could

see a movie about the life of Junieth.

By distributing this video, StreetwiZe

Mobile School, wants to spread the message.

Stop focusing on the problems and

misery! Let us shift the paradigm and

focus on a potential of 150 million children

and young people that is not being tapped into

by society. Everyone has something to offer!

Thanks to the help of our volunteers, we manage to

set up a large campaign each year that receives the

necessary media attention. That way we can

reach even more people.

We are not only actively engaged in the International

Day for Street Children in Belgium. The

Mobile School partner organisations often celebrate

this day as well. For them it is an opportunity

to organise a special activity on the street or

to communicate to the outside world about their

daily work on the street.


+ 13 000 people visited the special website on April 12th

+ 500 people watched the movie

#wieisjunieth was trending on Twitter for several hours

5 newspapers communicated about the action

The International Day for Street Children

remains an important day for us as an organisation.

3 television channels and 4 radio stations brought our story

20 Mobile School partners organised activities

In a creative, positive way, we

want to tell the general public about street-

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new school poland GTW Gliwice

15/04/2018 27/04/2018

Koen Verrecht

Robert Cieślar

GTW Gliwice

Gliwice / Poland

Gliwice was known for its thriving steel industry.

Then, the industry collapsed, leading to a lot

of poverty in the region. The apartments that

were originally built for the steel workers

dilapidated over the years and they now house

a lot of families with socio-economical problems.

Within these families, alcohol abuse and

unwanted pregnancies are very common.

GTW Gliwice was founded 14 years ago to reach

out to the children and youngsters from these

families, who spend most of their time on the

streets or in the communal backyards of their

apartment blocks. Initially, the focus was mainly

on football activities, but over the course of

the years they rolled out an extensive street

work programme. In addition to the sessions

on the streets, the team runs two daily centres,

where various activities are organised.

The team applied for a mobile school to diversify

the street work activities offered and to be

able to reach even more children. After a successful

exploration of the project in September

last year, both Mobile School and GTW Gliwice

were eager to cooperate. Following the approval

of a project application, the team was able to

extend their street work programme: do more

street work sessions in more areas. The implementation

training came at the perfect time for

the new street work team, since all new team

members are now informed about the Mobile

School methodology and thanks to the intensive

training week, a close-knit team was created.

The mobile school project is a priority within the

organisation and the entire team is really motivated

to start working with the tool. The team can

benefit from the outreach work they have done

over the years, which has allowed them to build

up a trusting relationship with the children and

their families in the areas where they work.

During the training, the Polish Mobile School

network was strengthened as well. Street workers

from Mobile School partner Fundacja Ukryte

Skrzydla participated in parts of the training and

the coordinator from our partner in Bytom, GPU

Uno, co-facilitated the training. In addition, a conference

was organised on the first day to inform

the city council and other potential stakeholders.


16 people trained

50th mobile school implemented

Close-knit & motivated team of street educators

Knowledge of Mobile School edcuational materials

Polish Mobile School netwerk strengthened

City council & other stakeholders informed

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Exploration togo AGOPODE

16/04/2018 20/04/2018

Sander Degeling


For the first time in Mobile School history,

an exploratory expedition was organised

in a French-speaking West-African country.

Destination: Lomé, the capital city of Togo.

The organisation AGPODE is supported by

the Belgian vzw Dédé, and that’s how the

coordinator Sesse Koffi Awunyo learned about

Mobile School. Sesse grew up in an impoverished

neighbourhood in the Togolese capital

and is definitely an example of a StreetwiZe

personality in West-Africa.

Besides this, it will be key to determine if the mobile

school will be managed by one or two organisations.

In the near future, a meeting will be held

with AGOPODE and VZW Dédé to determine the

potential next steps.

Lomé / Togo

For the exploratory expedition, the team of

AGOPODE invited six other organisations that

are currently working with street-connected

children in Lomé. One of those organisations

- ONG ANGE - was also part of the Dynamo

International network and is visited very often

by international volunteers. All trainings were

organised in the offices of ONG ANGE.


19 people trained from 6 organisations

During the exploratory expedition, it became

clear that there is definitely a huge target

group for the work with a mobile school

in Togo. During the interventions on the

beach, the team of social workers showed

they have a very solid connection with the

Different organisations in Lomé brought together

First exploratory expedition in French-speaking West-Africa

High motivation to start the work with a mobile school

Lots of potential to start a new mobile school in a new region

children. The main challenge to implement

the mobile school is to find enough budget

to support the street workers in their interventions

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Follow-up GERMANY Jugendamt Düsseldorf

23/04/2018 27/04/2018

Joke Verreth

Jugendamt Stadt Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf / Germany

Refugee children, children with an immigration

background and children from lowincome

families, that’s the target group of the

mobile school in Düsseldorf.

The team takes the mobile school to the

Refugee House at the Bruchstraße twice a

week, where all these children and their

families live together in apartment blocks.

Before, there was a noticeable fear of contact

between the different families, deriving from

stereotypes or xenophobia. Thanks to the

continuous work with the mobile school, however,

there have been many significant positive

changes in the social behaviour of all the residents

and in their relationship with each other.

The mobile school helped the families at the

Bruchstraße form a community.

What makes the work with this target group

challenging are the strict asylum regulations

and tense bureaucratic situations that keep

families in a constant state of uncertainty and

make it hard for children to cope with their

situation. They often find comfort and stress

relief at the mobile school, which makes the

outreach activities extremely important.

the follow-up training to their needs. The training

came at a perfect time, because new team

members just joined the team and are now completely

up to date.

After the introduction workshop and the workshop

on the self-esteem model, which lies at the

basis of the Mobile School methodology, a lot of

time was spent on increasing the optimal use

of the educational materials. The team came up

with a way to use panels they hardly ever used

before and to adapt them to their target group,

they played and invented new creative games

with the panels, and developed their own games

during the workshop on creativity. They are now

planning on increasing their mobile school

activities. They want to do an additional street

session per week in a new sector. They will prospect

different locations to find the right spot

where they can have the most impact with their

mobile school.


8 people trained: 2 staff, 6 paid parttime volunteers

Future action plan drawn up to increase impact

More creative mobile school sessions

Close-knit & extra motivated street work team

Management informed about StreetwiZe Mobile School


The team currently working with the mobile

school never took part in a Mobile School training,

since they started after the implementation

training in 2009, which is why we tailored


Expedition Board and investors

27/04/2018 01/05/2018

Wim Depickere

Arnoud Raskin

Board & investors

Iasi / Romania

For the very first time in the history of

StreetwiZe Mobile School, our board members

visited a partner project all together, to

work with a mobile school. They were joined

by three of our main investors, bringing the

team to 13 participants. As this is a perfect

group to experience a StreetwiZe leadership

expedition, we decided to set up this programme.

The main goal was to offer a first-hand

impact experience to the decision makers and

investors in our social enterprise. A leadership

expedition co-facilitated by our partner pro-ject

Save The Children in Iasi was the perfect set-up

as it combines the Mobile School and StreetwiZe

side of the organisation.

The participants flew in from Brussels, Amsterdam,

London and Manchester. The team

arrived with eagerness, curiosity and good

vibes ready to experience some very intensive

days. After updating them on the financial and

social impact results, the educators of Save The

Children took us to their centre. They gave an

update on the set-up and strategy of their project

and explained how mobile school has been

embedded as a core element of that strategy

since 2006.

where people try to survive in improvised housing

illegally built on occupied land. Houses lack

water, electricity, decent insulation and proper

heating systems. Many children living in Dallas

participate regularly at the mobile school.

‘Finally’ was an often heard word. As some of the

board members have been engaged more than

20 years in the organisation. Seeing the magic

of the mobile school in action on the streets for

the first time was certainly a special moment for

them. And in the following days they got even

more street experiences and opportunities to

connect with our target audience.

Organising this trip resulted in an even better

understanding and alignment on the mission,

vision and strategy of our social enterprise. It will

certainly help the board members and investors

to play their role in a highly effective way.

We know for sure that all of them left Iasi with

charged batteries and a lot of engagement to

pick up that role in the next coming years. Our

board members are all volunteers and financed

this trip themselves.


First-hand impact experience for our decision makers

Financial contribution to Save The Children Iasi

Personal connection between board and investors

And then it was time to hit the streets. We went

to what locals call ‘the Dallas area’. A name

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CEGEKA ownership in practice

01/05/2018 31/10/2018

Hans Lamberts

Bart Vanbellinghen

Arnoud Raskin


Leuven / Belgium

CEGEKA recently defined a new culture and

new values, and called upon StreetwiZe to help

make one of the defined values tangible: ownership.

After a keynote by Arnoud, employees in

Veenendaal (NL), Leuven and Hasselt had the

opportunity to subscribe for open StreetwiZe

sessions on either Positive Focus or Storytelling.

Both sessions aim to help put them to ownership

into practice, by either (in the Positive

Focus workshop:) reflecting on the possible

impact they can have on a current CEGE-

KA-challenge, or (in the Storytelling workshop)

helping them to write and bring a powerful

story, related to a change they would like to see

within the organisation.

This programme will be prolonged in 2019,

when other StreetwiZe Skills and Techniques

will be scheduled in the open training catalogue.


Fostering ownership through positive focus

Fostering ownership through impactful communication

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streetsmart Transnational Meeting poland

14/05/2018 16/05/2018

Rob Sweldens

Wim Depickere

Lies De Vocht

Erasmus+ KA2

Bytom / Poland

The final transnational project meeting within

the Erasmus+ Programme took place in

Bytom, Poland, together with our partners from

Greece (ARSIS: Alberto Perez and PRAKSIS:

Eirini Karanikola) and hosted by CME GPU-

UNO (Robert Cieslar). The main idea of this

meeting was to present the adapted prototype,

get feedback on the latest testings and prepare

the multiplier event and dissemination of the

mobile application.

We started the transnational project meeting

with an update on the finished research report

and with a briefing on the General Data Protection

Regulation (GDPR). As this regulation has

a big impact on data processing, we had to be

aware of all the data we can and cannot keep

within our mobile application.

The second day we totally focused on the application,

StreetSmart. We showed the first

version available on mobile phones and went

through several testing scenarios. This way we

could make a list of the bugs and errors. In the

afternoon we had the opportunity to do a street

intervention with the mobile school and test

StreetSmart. As it was raining, there weren’t

that many children, but still we were able to

put in the attendance of the children, how they

were feeling and if there were any special skills

they were showing.

On the final day, we talked about the organisation

of the multiplier events. These events are

also part of the Erasmus+ Programme. The idea

is to disseminate the products you’ve created

within the programme. Within our project, we

will organise three multiplier events on 28 June

2018: one in Belgium, one in Greece and one in


In the afternoon, the team went back to the

streets. This time we went to another district

and tested StreetSmart for the second time. The

volunteers of CME GPU-UNO who joined us,

got a quick explanation on the app. After the

session, we noticed that it was really easy for them

to register the necessary data and that it went

really quickly. This was a really nice result to see,

as we got a better idea of the user-friendliness of

the application.


Finished research report on case management

Update on GDPR within youth- and street work

Two testings of mobile application on the street

Preparation of multiplier event

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Exploration tanzania Tamasha Vijana

14/05/2018 18/05/2018

Bram Van de Putte

Tamasha Vijana

Dar Es Salaam / Tanzania

Tamasha Vijana learned about the Mobile

School methodology through Fikiri Elias, a former

mobile school street worker from Tanzaniaa

who co-facilitated two expeditions in Tanzania

and Kenya in the past. TAMASHA was co-founded

in 2006 by three close friends all working

with young people. The aim of the organisation

is to secure a rightful space for young people

so they can actively contribute to the development

of their societies using participatory

and appreciative approaches. The organisation

mainly works in Tandale, a neighbourhood

in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam.

Tamasha wants to interact and partner with

Mobile School to strengthen their VUKENI

(‘Step Up’) project, aimed at supporting

children from poor families living in a vulnerable

environment, to be able to get

education, develop their talents and use them

to support their learning and personal advancement.

In order to maximise their impact,

they partner with a local organisation called


Our Master Trainer Bram Van de Putte conducted

Enlarged network in Tanzania

the exploration training for the team and a

large and diverse group of volunteers in Dar Es

Salaam. The training functioned as an ideal

introduction to street work for the group of

volunteers, who are not yet active as social

92 workers on the streets of Dar Es Salaam. How-


ever, it became clear the organisation is not yet

ready to kick-off a full time mobile school project.

Moreover, the collaboration between Tamasha

and Faraja is not solid enough yet to guarantee

an impactful and long-term mobile school project.

Therefore, there won’t be an implementation

of a mobile school with Tamasha in the coming


The exploration training with Tamasha in Dar Es

Salaam was combined with the prospection of

Mwema Street Children in Karatu, in the Arusha

region of Tanzania.


19 people trained: 3 staff members and 16 volunteers

Qualitative introduction to street work for volunteers

Identification of new street work locations in Tandale

Team expedition 2018 back to the roots

21/05/2018 24/05/2018

StreetwiZe Mobile School

Connection with the street


Thessaloniki / Greece

Every year, StreetwiZe Mobile School invites

its entire team to connect with its roots and

reason for being; working with street-connected

children and youth at a mobile school, in

collaboration with one of our partner organisations.

On top of connecting with life on the streets,

this expedition is also meant to reinforce the

StreetwiZe Mobile School team. Connection

within the team and with the partner organisation

is key.

This year we visited two partner organisations,

ARSIS and PRAKSIS, both active in Thessaloniki.

In three days we were in contact with Roma

children from different communities and children

on the move (refugees). We had great,

intensive street sessions and we also prepared

and debriefed on each session with the street

workers. In the meantime, part of the team

also discovered and used the StreetSmart

app StreetwiZe Mobile School is currently

deve-loping for registering evolution of the

skills and moods of street connected children

and youth.


Connection with street-connected children

Connection with Greek partners

Connection within team

Use of new app

After this third edition, the team expedition

can legitimately be called a tradition, and an

enriching and valuable one at that!

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Exploration tanzania Mwema Street Children

21/05/2018 25/05/2018

Bram Van de Putte

Mwema Street Children

Karatu / Tanzania

In November 2016, Partnership Coordinator

Sander Degeling attended the Breaking the

Cycle conference organised by Juconi and

Railway Children in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It

was there he met for the first time with Elibariki

Mollel, project coordinator of Mwema Street

Children, an organisation active in Karatu in

the Arusha region of Tanzania. One year later,

Mwema decided to launch an application to

become a Mobile School partner.

In Karatu, Mwema aims to promote the

rights of street children and of those at risk of

social exclusion and to enable family reintegration.

In the region - that is frequently visited by

tourists thanks to the beautiful national parks

and wildlife - street children move from city to

city to look for opportunities. The majority of

them end up on the streets of big cities like Arusha,

but as it is the second biggest city in the wider

Arusha region, a large part of children spend

at least some time on the streets of Karatu,

especially in the dry season when tourists visit

the area. Besides a center for about 11 boys,

the organisation also invests a lot of resources

in street work. By running a Street Talent

programme and organising so-called Mwema

Days, the organisation actively invests in

building a relation of trust with the youngsters

who are living or working on the streets of


Mwema Day activities and Street Education have

provided a meeting space for children aimed

at developing many values as friendship, care,

respect and self-confidence. These core values

of the organisation are also promoted through

sports, games and opportunities to make their

voices heard by society.Moreover, the focus on

the strengths and talents of young people on the

streets provides a solid foundation to explore a

future collaboration.

The exploration conducted by Master Trainer

Bram Van de Putte turned out to be really promising.

In the coming months, the management

of Mwema and the Mobile School office will be

in close contact to see if an implementation of

a mobile school can still be done in November

or December 2018. Since all the educational

materials are already available in Swahili, a new

Tanzanian mobile school might arrive in Karatu

in the near future.


14 people trained

Core team of Mwema Street Children introduced to mobile school

Identification of new intervention areas for mobile school

Solid foundation for future collaboration with Mwema

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Follow-up greece Ladies Union of Drama

29/05/2018 01/06/2018

Joke Verreth

Ladies Union of Drama

Drama / Greece

Ladies Union of Drama started working with

the mobile school in 2017. The team currently

organises three mobile school interventions

per week: two sessions at Roma camp Filippou

and one session at the Central Garden during

the ‘bazar’, since many Roma families from

cities around Drama travel to the city on that

day to sell different things. Their children work

as well, to be able to contribute to the family


The last couple of months, the team noticed

that refugee children and their families started

working at the market too. The families live in

the refugee camp in Drama, which was set up

this year. The team is considering starting up

outreach sessions with the mobile school there

as well, should they get the permission to do so

from the city council.

Roma camp Filippou is divided into two rivaling

camps. The families of both sides do not

get along and their children are not allowed

to play together. Currently, the team organises

one mobile school session per week at both

sides. After one year, they have noticed some

improvements already, since some children

participate in both sessions. The future goal

is to put the mobile school in the middle of

the camp, to encourage the children to play

together and to encourage their families to

cooperate. Thanks to their continuous work,

the street educators have been able to build up

relationships of confidence with the children and

their families at the two locations. The team has

applied for a van, since this would allow them to

organise an additional street session per week at

a location outside of Drama.

During the follow-up training, we evaluated the

local mobile school project together with the

team and drew up a clear action plan to guarantee

the sustainability of the project and to

increase the impact on the streets. Although

there is a high turnover of volunteers, the core

team of five street educators has remained the

same since the start of the project, which makes

for a stable and durable way of working.

The team also invented games with the panels

they hardly ever use and they created their own

mobile school activities, adapted to the local context

and to their target groups, which received

positive feedback of the children during the testing

on the streets.

Additionally, the team discovered the Street

Business Toolkit panels, developed to address

business topics on the streets.


8 people trained: 5 staff & 3 volunteers

Increased motivation

Concrete action plan to increase social impact

Creativity of street work team enhanced

2 new educational activities, adapted to the local context

Knowledge of Street Business Toolkit

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01/06/2018 31/12/2018

Tessa Goossens

Eric Vanbiervliet

APCB + PC200 companies


Besides the open offer partnership with

Cevora, StreetwiZe is also a new learning and

development partner for in-company trainings.

That means that every company that is

affiliated in the APCB or PC200 can integrate

the Street Skill Action Workshops in their own

training programmes. An ideal opportunity to

get to know organisations that aren’t familiar

with the StreetwiZe Mobile School philosophy

and the perfect low threshold for businesses

wanting to get to know our offer.

One of the In-company collaborations was with

Antwerp based Ferranti Computer Systems

where we guided the leaders of the three internal

partners (MECOMS, FrontForce and Silta)

in several Cooperative Competition reflection

sessions. The outcome of those workshops

were a first step towards a more efficiently

collaborating and positively communicating

culture, consolidating the renewed business



Reach target group with insufficient budget for StreetwiZe

Reach target group that wants a try-out session

Reach target group that isn’t familiar with StreetwiZe

3 sessions for leaders at Ferranti Computer Systems

3 sessions for leaders at IQVIA

Individual sessions for LMS Sthree Comp and Arcadis

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orange hackathon & creativity boosts

01/06/2018 31/12/2018

Hans Lamberts

Bart Vanbellinghen

Eric Vanbiervliet


Orange partnered up with StreetwiZe to deliver

a series of creativity & innovation inspired

sessions. Both on an international and on a national

level, Orange launched initiatives to tap

into the innovative brain of its workforce.

To motivate and prepare Belgian colleagues to

participate and send in ideas, several inspirational

lunch sessions were organised.

We introduced the StreetwiZe Mobile School

story (to inspire entrepreneur- & ownership)

and the Street Skill Proactive Creativity (to provide

concrete creativity techniques).

after the hackathon, additional ‘project coaching’

sessions were facilitated by StreetwiZe to assist

the project teams in further development and

implementation of the selected ideas.

A third initiative was a series of ‘pitching coaching

sessions’ for winners of national & international

innovation contests. In these sessions we

prepared a small group of winners to deliver

convincing public pitches.

Brussels / Belgium

Besides these lunch sessions, StreetwiZe

facilitated a specific ‘Champions Hackathon

programme’. A group of Orange Champions (selected

by their peers as ‘leaders by example’ on

cultural aspects) was invited to a two-day hackathon.

They were asked to reflect on internal

challenges and to come up with bold ideas for

change. The topics were anchored around three

themes: ‘One company’, ‘Decision Dynamics’

and ‘New Ways of Working’.


Injection of entrepreneur- & ownership (Positive Focus)

Support of creative process (Proactive Creativity)

Coaching on public speaking & convincing (Pitching)


During two days we used the Street Skill Positive

Focus to have participants focus on opportunities

for impact, Proactive Creativity to

help them to develop innovative solutions

and Pitching in order to prepare them for the

presentation of their ideas. During the months


Volunteer Fun activity irrland


Saskia Dieleman

Volunteers and family

Kevelaer / Germany

Every year we organise a fun activity for our

volunteers. This is a moment when we bring

volunteers together and do a fun activity. We

make it a family day, so partners and children

can come along too. This way they also see the

organisation their partner, mother, dad,... volunteers


63 volunteers, family and team boarded the

bus to go to Irrland. Irrland is an amusement

park for the whole family!

It was a very positive day during which connection

moments and fun perfectly complemented

each other. Catching up with a colleague

volunteer on the bus, going down the slides

together with children of the same age, meeting

new people during the barbecue,...

By spending time together, playing, eating, ...

we bring volunteers and their network closer

together. It is also the ideal way to thank our

volunteers for the work they do for our organisation.

On this day they should only enjoy!


(Re) connect with our volunteers

Volunteers and family get to know each other

Volunteers and family get to know our organisation

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A proud B corp since 2016 Yearly summit

19/06/2018 21/06/2018

Kim Swyngedouw

B Corporations

Amsterdam/ The Netherlands

Every year in June, B Lab Europe organises its

yearly Summit. The B Corp Summit is a unique

experience for Certified B Corps from around

the world to connect, share, learn, be inspired

and build a global network.

The theme this year was ‘building a B economy’.

To reach a more inclusive and sustainable

future, the world needs an economy in which

business balances purpose and profit.

This year, the summit was organised in Amsterdam.

During the summit, B Corps from around

the world got inspired through workshops,

inspirational speakers and field visits to some

of the Dutch certified B Corps (Patagonia, Tony

Chocolonely, Plastic Whale, …).

Being a B Corp is not only a value-driven choice;

it makes business sense. With more long-term

focus, B Corps are building better value chains

and take on the continuous challenge to improve

business practices. As a result, B Corps

are demonstrating through a B economy that

impact is leading to scalability, profitability,

and positive change.


Inspiring an international network with our business model

Practice sharing and inspiration

Building the network

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streetsmart Multiplier Event


Wim Depickere

Arnoud Raskin

Lies De Vocht

Rob Sweldens

Erasmus+ KA2

Leuven / Belgium

At the end of June, Mobile School presented

its StreetSmart mobile application in a multiplier

event for 21 different organisations (33

people). The event was organised to share results,

demonstrate the app and have a demo.

We kicked off with a welcome speech and a

keynote from Arnoud on why Mobile School

is investing in technology. Wim presented the

StreetSmart application through the research

we did and the results we obtained. We closed

with a demonstration of the StreetSmart application

and some Q&A. We offered all our

guests a sandwich lunch afterwards, which created

a relaxed networking moment.

It was good to see that organisations present

at the multiplier see a solution for their case

management challenges in StreetSmart. A lot

of organisations were enthusiastic to start testing

the application. They will be involved in the

testing phase starting in 2019.


33 people from 21 youth work organisations in Flanders

Demonstration of the StreetSmart app for youth workers

Positioning Mobile School as a valuable partner in Belgium

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argenta BE StreetwiZe!

29/06/2018 13/12/2018

Eric Vanbiervliet

Hans Lamberts


Antwerp / Belgium

For quite some times we were thinking of developing

a teambuilding that would keep the

middle between the classic bowling or paintball

moment and a decent workshop. A fun day

with some content.

Eventually, it was for Argenta that we elaborated

the Team Action Day concept. This full day

programme starts from the Street Skill Cooperative

Competition and the conclusion that, as

a team, we can learn a lot from street gangs.

They know very well why they join forces, for

example, they know when to close in. But it

doesn’t keep the individual members from

standing up for themselves.

A very typical thing is also that gang members

are very proud to show that they are part of the

group. They may all wear the same tattoo for

example. This strengthens the bond

between the different gang members on one

hand and makes the gang more attractive to

outsiders on the other.

During the Team Action Day, in line with these

insights, we reflect on the added value of

cooperation within the participating team:

where, how and for whom do we make a difference?

The participants are then asked to deliver

their ‘business card’ as a team by realising a

short introduction movie. We accompany them

in a reflection on how they want to be seen as a

team and how they can visualise that. In the afternoon

they go into the city to create the necessary

footage. After editing the movie, it is time for

the ‘avant-premiere’ and an informal look back.

The many pleasant reactions we received in the

meantime prove that the programme has potential.

Here’s a small selection:

* Unique team event. Well facilitated! Successful

in stimulating team dynamics and getting

to know each other better. I wonder how we can

implement even more Street Skills at Argenta.

(Katleen Boisschot - P & P Manager)

* A very nice, fascinating and instructive day!

Original approach to building a team, unique

experience. (Laurence Van Hissenhoven - P & P

Manager Support)

* Making the movie was a nice experience. I

got to know my colleagues in a completely different

way. Good guidance throughout the day

to achieve a nice result. (Tim Goethals - Product


And if you wonder why we chose to build this

teambuilding around movies: the idea came

up since our new office in Leuven, where the

programme started, is situated in the former

‘Studio’ cinemas!


Teambuilding 2.0: fun & content

Aligning about the added value of the cooperation

Aligning about the desired perception of the team

Realisation of a strong introduction movie for the team

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new school bolivia abriendo puertas

16/07/2018 22/07/2018

Toña Pineda

Jessika Martinez

Fundación Abriendo Puertas

Paz y Bien

Cochabamba / Bolivia

After a successful exploration in March 2018,

we decided to transfer the mobile school from

former Mobile School partner Yo Voy a Ti to

Fundación Abriendo Puertas Paz y Bien in

Cochabamba, with the support of Provincie

Vlaams-Brabant. The local team transported

the mobile school to their office and repaired it

before the implementation training.

Local trainers Toña Pineda and Jessika

Martinez introduced the street educators to the

self-esteem model and to the Mobile School

educational materials. During the workshop

on creative therapy, the team learnt how they

could use their creativity and their experience

in theater and clownery at the mobile school

as well.

The main target group of the local team are

the children and youngsters working at the cemetery,

to contribute to the family income. By

organising creative outreach sessions, they

want to prevent these youngsters from crossing

the line between working on the streets to living

on the streets.

their families during funerals participated as

well. In addition, the team is actively looking for

new sectors and target groups to increase the impact

of their local mobile school project. Among

other things, they are considering starting up

mobile school sessions in a local youth prison.

After the implementation, the street educators

were eager to run their mobile school project.

Some actions still need to be taken by the local

team to ensure the successful implementation

of their mobile school project, however, such

as clearing the new Mobile School educational

materials from customs (for both them and the

other Bolivian Mobile School partners), making

a clear planning of the sessions, clearly defining

roles and responsibilities of the team members

involved, looking for new volunteers, etc.

We will make sure to follow up on these to do’s

and to support and coach the team as much as



7 people trained

Knowledge of the Mobile School self-esteem model

Core team acquainted with Mobile School educational materials

Educational package of current Bolivian partners updated

During the street sessions with the mobile

Formerly inactive mobile school reactivated (transfer)

school, the street educators noticed they can

reach out to a bigger target group than previously

thought. The children of flower vendors

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Follow-up peru Diamanta & Los Cachorros

30/07/2018 03/08/2018

Toña Pineda

Diamanta & Los Cachorros

Ayacucho / Peru

The mobile school was first implemented in

Ayacucho in 2004 by the local municipality. In

2006, the municipality signed a contract with

Mama Alice and they worked with the school

until 2009.

In 2015, we were able to transfer the mobile

school to Diamanta (a subsidiary company of

Solid Peru). Their mobile school project has

been atypical since the beginning, since their

target group differs from that of our other

partners. Diamanta runs different projects to

support teen moms, at-risk adolescents and

mothers of low-income families. They use the

mobile school to give workshops on sensitive

topics in three schools they collaborate with,

but also to boost the creativity and self-esteem

of the students on the playground.

During the follow-up training for Diamanta

in 2017, a collaboration was started up with

Los Cachorros, another local organisation, to

increase the impact of the mobile school in


making sure we also had the opportunity to cover

other topics more in-depth for the well trained

street educators.

During the coaching session, both teams evaluated

the collaboration between their organisations

positively and they drew up an action plan

to increase the impact of their joint mobile school

project in the future. This action plan was made

more concrete during the workshop on planning

and evaluation. Both teams also explored the

educational materials and learned how to work

with and without the mobile school in a creative

way during the in-depth workshop on creative


During the follow-up training, two street sessions

were organised by the team of Los Cachorros to

apply the learnings from the workshops on the



16 people trained

Close-knit & extra motivated street work teams

Strengthened cooperation between the two local teams

In August 2018, we organised a new follow-up

training, to evaluate the partnership between

both organisations and to support and

Future action plan drawn up to increase impact

More creative mobile school sessions

coach the two local teams of street educators.

Since the majority of the trainees were new

volunteers or staff members, we adapted the

114 follow-up programme to their needs, while


new school malawi Chisomo Children’s Club

30/07/2018 10/08/2018

Hans Lamberts

Eric Vanbiervliet

Ine Stessens

Chisomo Children’s Club

Lilongwe / Malawi

In March 2017, an exploratory expedition

was organised with the team of Chisomo

Children’s Club in Lilongwe, the capital of

Malawi. The Malawian organisation learned

about the mobile school when former director

Charles Gwengwe visited the mobile school

of Retrak Ethiopia in Hosanna. One and a half

year after the implementation - and after an

elaborate translation process of the educational

materials to the dominant local language

Chichewa - the project was ready to hit the

streets with the first mobile school in Malawi,

the 26th mobile school partner country in the


The implementation in Malawi was a special

one, since it was the first time in Mobile School

history an entire StreetwiZe crew went abroad

to train the local team on how to effectively

use the mobile school on the streets. Hans

Lamberts, Eric Vanbiervliet and Ine Stessens

spent two weeks in the Malawian capital to

work with a team of 8 social workers. Despite

some organisational challenges that weren’t

communicated openly before the start of the

implementation - the organisation is going

through rough times and recently lost some

funding partners and a lot of staff - the team

conducted the implementation schedule as


During the visit, multiple intervention areas were

visited and tested. The first sessions showed that

there is a big target group for the mobile school

in the Malawian capital. In the coming weeks, the

team will still need to find some stability (both

staff and locations) to consolidate the weekly

mobile school interventions and to familiarise

themselves with the educational materials.

In general, the implementation with Chisomo

Children’s Club was evaluated as a success,

although it will be crucial in the near future to

support the executive director and the local

team in finding creative solutions to overcome

the challenges with human and financial resources.

In 2019, these challenges will be evaluated

during a one-week follow-up visit with the

team of Chisomo Children’s Club.


First mobile school implemented in Malawi

Team of 7 people trained in working with the mobile school

Set of educational panels developed in Chichewa

Storage system installed in the office of the organisation

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My Family Triple Up!

01/08/2018 31/12/2018

Bart Vanbellinghen

My Family (entire org)


My Family (formerly known as/part of Xerius) is

one of the four organisations in Flanders that

are mandated to pay ‘kinderbijslag’ (child or

family allowances). As of 1st of January 2019,

young parents are free to choose their family

allowance fund themselves, whereas in the

past this was linked to the employer. This

means that this service, and all other organisations

managing these allowances, move into

a more open and competitive environment,

where their future success and existence will

depend on the number of families they serve.

The service (the what) itself allows for very little

differentiation (limited by law) so it will really

come down to how this service gets delivered/

perceived by the customers. In preparation

of this evolution, management of My Family

decided to launch an initiative called ‘extremely

client oriented organisation met with

extremely happy employees’, to identify and

implement the necessary organisational

changes. They consciously chose to go for a

bottom-up approach and asked a workgroup

of internal volunteers to come up with ideas

on how My Family should organise itself to

delight customers while raising employee satisfaction

at the same time.

StreetwiZe facilitated this process in close collaboration

with an internal project manager:

building the workgroup

getting them in ‘change maker’-modus

start a creative proces to identify ideas to improve

service and collaboration (more than

80 concrete ideas generated)

prioritising and further developing the ideas

(and coping with initial feedback)

public speaking & pitching to colleagues

and Senior Management

Three months after the kick-off session, about 15

developed ideas (some small and tactical, some

more complex and more strategic) were pitched

to Senior Management. All proposals were

accepted and are planned for implementation

throughout 2019.


Self-leadership and change maker attitude

Organisation in co-creation mode

Individual development: 4 Street Skills & Pitching

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train-the-trainer seminar mobile school

30/08/2018 31/08/2018

Rob Sweldens

Joke Verreth

Sander Degeling

Training & update

Leuven / Belgium

During the last two days of August we gathered

our current team of European Master Trainers

in the StreetwiZe Mobile School office: Bram

Van de Putte (street worker Brussels), Robert

Ciéslar (street worker Bytom), Hans Lamberts

(SteetwiZe Partner), Saskia Dieleman (Project

Manager Belgium), Joke Verreth (Partnership

Coordinator), Sander Degeling (Partnership

Coordinator) and Rob Sweldens (Manager Mobile


First, we organised a presentation on the planning

of the upcoming expeditions. The responsibilities

and expectations of the trainers were

also reviewed.

Afterwards, we had a workshop on the

current educational offer of Mobile School.

We explained the objectives of the newly

developed board games, played an interactive

game on the music panels in the city of Leuven

and explained the strategy, changes and developments

in the existing educational offer, the

manual and the online platforms.

Child Protection Policy and on the consequences

for the upcoming expeditions.

We ended the seminar with an exchange about

experiences in Malawi and Tanzania.

All European Master Trainers thought of a brand

new energizer for the Training Seminar. These

energizers were played throughout the workshop,

giving all trainers new inspiration for the

upcoming trainings.

The training seminar was evaluated as very

positive by all participants. We will organise a

next update and exchange meeting in the spring

of 2019 and our goal is to include the international

Master Trainers from Latin America and

Africa in the next training seminar in 2020.


Teambuilding European Master Trainers

Trainers can apply the new educational strategy

Trainers are familiar with the newly developed educational materials

We kicked off the second day of the training

seminar with a workshop on the new

StreetSmart methodology and on the implications

for all Mobile School partner

Trainers are updated about GDPR and Code of Conduct

Trainers are informed about StreetSmart

Trainers can apply new energizers

organisations, followed by an introduction

and feedback meeting on the GDPR, the newly

120 developed Code of Conduct, the upcoming


StreetSmart Beta test version

01/09/2018 31/12/2018

Kunstmaan - Accenture

Wim Depickere

Arnoud Raskin

Lies De Vocht


Youth / street workers

The Alpha version of the StreetSmart application

was finalised at the end of June 2018 and

showcased during the multiplier event of 28


During summer, the application was handed

over to Kunstmaan, a local Belgian IT-firm

linked to Accenture Belgium. Accenture and

Kunstmaan offered to take on the further

development, resulting in a Beta test version

ready for public launch. The launch is planned

for January 2019.

Meanwhile, we are also preparing the business

model in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting,

to make StreetSmart a sustainable and thrustworthy


Leuven / Belgium

During this period of development, we took

the opportunity to showcase StreetSmart

nationally and internationally. We had a booth

at Websummit (Lisbon, Portugal), the biggest

IT conference in the world. We offered a workshop

during the 12th Tool Fair for Youth Workers

(Split, Croatia) organised by the European

Commision. We also presented StreetSmart at

the Consortium for Street Children event (London,



StreetSmart Beta version ready for launch

Broadening our national and international network


We had interviews with five big organisations

in Flanders. We are actively broadening our

network and promoting StreetSmart, to reach

the full potential of StreetSmart in creating social

impact, strengthening current and future

partners in working with street-connected children.


City of Bilzen Team Development Programme

01/09/2018 31/12/2018

Eric Vanbiervliet

Sofie Vandenberghe

Dorien De Vidts

Hans Lamberts

City of Bilzen

StreetwiZe Mobile School goes back to its

roots! In September, StreetwiZe started working

with the city services teams of Bilzen, the hometown

of founder Arnoud Raskin. We created a

tailored team development programme, based

on the Street Skill Cooperative Competition, in

which participants reflect about what makes

them stick together and the battles to be

carried out, as a team, in order to provide

optimal service to citizens.

An exercise that proved to be particularly useful

in the run-up to the new year!

Bilzen / Belgium


Inspiration through the StreetwiZe story

Personal development in discovering the principles of teamwork

Aligning about team objectives and battles

Developing the connection between team members

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Fedasil working on Group Dynamics

01/09/2018 31/01/2019

Eric Vanbiervliet



For Fedasil, the Belgian federal agency for the

reception of asylum seekers, we realised a twoday

programme on group dynamics. A collaboration

we are very proud of, given the many

parallels that can be drawn between both

organisations. It was nice to see, for example,

that the approach of the teams taking care of

unaccompanied minors is very similar to ours,

based on self-esteem and the development of

the youngsters towards more autonomy and


In such a context, the positive orientation and

the opportunity focus of the youth workers, a

strong connection between them, with the

youngsters and with the other teams and a

smooth, but caring collaboration are key, as we

know from our work with the mobile schools.

That is why we started from the Street Skills

Positive Focus and Cooperative Competition

and the Street Technique Connect as building

stones for this tailored training, adding numerous

examples from our own experiences

with Mobile School and StreetwiZe to bring the

different concepts to life. In applying these, as

a next step, to the specific context of the reception

centres, participants defined very specific

action points for the coming months and years.


Inspiration through the StreetwiZe story

Personal development in experiencing group dynamics

Developing personal opportunity focus

Developing personal skills in connecting

Aligning about the goals and battles of the team

126 127

Elia Group high performing young potentials

16/09/2018 21/09/2018

Arnoud Raskin

Hans Lamberts

Elia Group - 50 Hertz

Iasi / Romania

The Elia Group Faraday Program is a 1one-yeardevelopment

programme for high performing

young potentials within Elia (Belgium) and 50

Hertz (Germany).

Active in a sector in the core of the energy transition,

developing crucial skills of future leaders

to successfully cope with, guide and lead

change is key for the Elia Group to be future


In the Faraday development programme

these leaders are prepared for their future

role. To kick-off of this programme, StreetwiZe

sets the scene with an international expedition

in Iasi. In this international out-of-thecomfort

zone experience, we focus on the importance

of being aware of your own perspective

and the ability to shift it, on the importance

of proactively asking for feedback, on dealing

with ambivalence and on immersion and the

difference between ‘real’ limits and ‘felt’ limits.

The 2018 edition was the 4th time the Elia

Group subscribed for an international StreetwiZe



Building the Faraday team

Shifting perspective put into practice

Dealing with ambivalence

Practising immersion

128 129

MS Playground development of DIY games


Sander Degeling

Joke Verreth

Rob Sweldens

Lies De Vocht

Educational volunteers

MS Playground

Leuven / Belgium

With the Mobile School Playground, a web

based platform, Mobile School aims to boost

the creativity of street educators worldwide. Until

now, our partners were able to have a look at

the best games developed during StreetwiZe

expeditions or during Mobile School exchange

programmes. For each game, pictures and a

manual are available to give more insight in

the game rules. However, the street educators

of our partners still had to invest a lot of time

in making the games before they were able to

take the new concepts to the streets. In fact,

we’ve noticed it’s a challenge for street educators

to find enough time to reproduce these

new games.

In September 2018, we therefore launched the

second part of the Mobile School Playground:

the Do-it-yourself games. Together with the educational

workgroup and local street work partners

from Europe and Latin America, we were

able to create a total of 17 attractive ready-toprint

game boards. Six of these games were

developed by the educational volunteers

during two project cycles of three meetings in

the year 2018.

The goal of the DIY games is that partner

organisations can easily print the game boards

themselves, so they just need to attach them to

the back side of an existing Mobile School panel.

By doing so, we aim to limit the preparation

time to create new activities. Moreover, we aim

to offer a wide range of extra games that street

educators can easily use on the mobile school.

In order to make the games as accessible as possible,

street educators can find both a written

and a video manual on the platform so they can

quickly understand and play the game with their

target group on the streets.

In 2019, new DIY games will be developed with

the educational volunteers. A first feedback round

will be organised with our street work partners to

see how the street educators evaluate both the

inspiration and the DIY games on the MS Playground.

This feedback will be valuable input for

the development of the state-of-the-art platform

we’re developing in the Erasmus+ project.


17 ready-to-print DIY games on the educational platform

New manuals and video manuals to explain the games

Introduction video on how to use the DIY games

Continuous follow-up on the use of the DIY games by partners

2 project cycles of 3 meetings with the educational volunteers

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Rabobank Growing a better story together

20/09/2018 21/09/2018

Bram Doolaege

Tessa Goossens

Laure Laroche

Sofie Vandenberghe

Rabobank Top 200

The new storyline of Rabobank is ‘Growing a

better world together’. StreetwiZe was invited

to support Rabobank’s global leadership team

in translating that ambition into a compelling

and mobilising story.

As a starter, the ‘StreetwiZe Mobile School

story was introduced. Followed by an interactive

and short version of the Storytelling

workshop, we prepared the Rabobank leaders

to bring their own story during the final part of

the workshop.

Terschelling / Netherlands


Inspire leadership with our story of sustainable development

Persuade leaders that storytelling is a skill

Translation of the storytelling framework into action

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Exploration pakistan Lettuce Bee Kids

01/10/2018 05/10/2018

Sander Degeling

Lettuce Bee Kids

Islamabad / Pakistan

Early October, Mobile School travelled to

the Pakistani capital Islamabad for the

very first time to explore a potential partnership

with the organisation Lettuce Bee

Kids. LBK is also a social enterprise, which

uses drawings and designs of children to

create child-friendly products in order to generate

revenue to sustain the social component

of the organisation, so there are quite a few

links between StreetwiZe Mobile School and

LBK. Moreover, the need for a mobile school is

crystal clear, since Pakistan is one of the countries

with most street-connected children and

one of the lowest literacy levels in the world.

or trash collectors to contribute to the family

income. By implementing a mobile school, LBK

could potentially maximise the number of kids

they are already reaching in these locations.

In order to make the project sustainable, two

meetings were done with Shifa Foundation, a

huge Pakistani disaster relief organisation that is

interested in the Mobile School methodology. In

the coming months, the teams of LBK and Shifa

Foundation will check what a potential collaboration

could look like to make sure the mobile

school can go out to the streets multiple times

per week in the Pakistani capital.


During the one-week exploratory training,

a small team of five members was trained

during the four workshops. Despite the small

number of trainees, the exploration showed

huge potential for a future mobile school project

during the street visits. At this moment,

LBK runs a non-formal school in an isolated

sector of the Pakistani capital. In the area,

there are multiple communities of internally

displaced persons (IDP’s) from different

regions in Pakistan hit by natural disasters

and conflict as well as communities of people

New potential partner country explored

Connection with new social entreprise working with street kids

Team of 5 street workers trained

Established ties with other stakeholders in Pakistan

More expertise on refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan

from Afghanistan who fled the ongoing conflict

in their home country. Most of the children

living in these areas don’t have access to formal

134 education and are working as ragpickers


Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen building connection

01/10/2018 19/10/2018

Eric Vanbiervliet

Hans Lamberts

Auxiliary Prison Leuven

Ine Stessens

Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen

For Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen (‘Care Company

Antwerp’) we developed a three-day leadership

programme. During the first day the central

theme is personal leadership (ME).

Inspired by the agility and resilience of street

-connected children, we ask ourselves questions

such as ‘Who am I really? ‘ and ‘Where

and how do I want to make a difference?’. We

combine that reflection with the sharpening of

our individual positive focus, a necessary basis

for (self-)leadership and the most beautiful

present for the people surrounding us.

Development Plan, or PDP.

For this residential programme we opted for

a cosy holiday home in a green environment,

where the participants cooked their own meal

on the first night. And you bet that the subject

of conversation ‘leadership’ never left the dinner


Leuven / Belgium

Day 2 is the cherry on the cake of this programme.

We visited the auxiliary prison of

Leuven for a unique experience: the group

meets a number of inmates, with whom they

have to accomplish a mission during the day.

Throughout the day and the activities, the participants

discover the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of

an authentic connection with ‘the other’ (YOU)

and thus interpersonal leadership. An unforgettable

encounter and cooperation and a winwin-win

for al participants, exactly the way we

like it.


Developing personal, interpersonal and team leadership

Experience-based learning on ‘connection’

Writing a Personal Developement Plan based on the Street Skills

Shifting the paradigm on detention and inmates

Inclusion of inmates


Day 3 starts with ‘WE’; a Cooperative Competition

workshop, as a basis for further development

of team leadership of the participants. In

the afternoon we start to work on a Personal


Exploration georgia Caritas Georgia

29/10/2018 02/11/2018

Saskia Dieleman

Caritas Georgia

Tbilisi / Georgia

The team of Caritas Georgia runs various programmes

to reach out to all vulnerable and

socially excluded people in Georgia. With the

Children and Youth Protection & Development

programme specifically, the team assists more

than 500 children per year. They work with

children between 5 and 18 years old (children

without parental care, children living and working

on the streets, children living below poverty

level and socially unprotected children)

through different projects: two day care centres

and night shelters, three group homes, an independent

life programme, a youth club and

mobile work with street-connected children.

The main focus during the current outreach activities

the team organises is on identifying the

children on the streets and on evaluating their

living and working conditions. The team offers

some educational activities as well, but they

want to expand their educational offer even

more, to go beyond just registering the children

and their needs. The mobile school would

be a big help in realising that objective. By

implementing our tool, the team could bring

more structure and diversity to their outreach


be a challenge to make the mobile school project

a priority and to organise four mobile school sessions

per week. They would need to find stable

locations and solve some logistical problems

(such as transportation, parking,...).

If the team meets all the necessary requirements,

however, we believe we could start up

a cooperation with Caritas Georgia in 2020. The

organisation is financially sustainable, there is a

big possible target group for the mobile school,

they have a big network, a storage room,... We

will frequently contact the local team next year

and follow up on the above-mentioned requirements.

Should we decide to collaborate with

Caritas Georgia, we will then start up the translation

process of the educational materials in



11 team members trained

New potential partner country explored

Possible implementation for 2019

After the exploratory expedition, some to do’s

remain for the local team. Since the team already

138 runs many different programmes, it will


Exploration Kenya The Joy Divine

05/11/2018 09/11/2018

Sander Degeling

The Joy Divine

Nairobi / Kenya

The Kenyan capital Nairobi is infamous for its

high number of street-connected children and

families. Since 2005, Mobile School is active in

the Kenyan capital with a mobile school in the

neighbourhoods of Dandora and Korogocho,

but in 2018 we received another promising

application of an organisation called The Joy

Divine that wants to use a mobile school to

strengthen their Shule Mtaani (‘Street School’)

project in the area of Mlango Kubwa.

During the exploration, a team of 35 volunteers

was trained on the basic principles of

the mobile school. Besides the core team of

the Joy Divine, other street educators from the

organisation Immanuel Afrika also attended

the four workshops.

In the coming months, the Mobile School team

will take a final decision together with the team

of The Joy Divine regarding the implementation

of a mobile school. This new mobile school

would be the 4th one in Kenya, after the launch

of mobile schools in Nairobi, Mombasa and

Kitale. To be continued!


During the week, our active mobile school partner

Kenya Good Neighbors also participated

Big team of 35+ volunteers trained

in the training and transferred their mobile

Reconnect with street educators of active partner KGN

school for one day to the potential intervention

area of Mlango Kubwa to showcase the mobile

New promising contact with educators of Immanuel Afrika

school to the street educators and the guys on

the street. During the session, it was crystal

Potential implementation of a second mobile school in Nairobi

clear that a new mobile school could have a

huge impact in the area, since Mlango Kubwa

is one of the areas with the highest number of

street families in Nairobi, due to its location

close to the Central Business District.

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Exploration poland Pomocna Dłon

05/11/2018 09/11/2018

Robert Cieślar

Joke Verreth

Pomocna Dłoń

Racibórz / Poland

Pomocna Dłoń runs a centre in Racibórz,

Poland, where they offer educational support

and various activities to children & youngsters

and support their families. The organisation

heard about the mobile school during a street

work conference in Krakau.

Before the exploratory expedition, they already

joined the mobile school team of our partner

in Bytom on the streets, to see the mobile

school in action. Currently, three street workers

do outreach sessions in two districts in

Racibórz, organising various mini-projects with

the youngsters, with the focus on organising

their free time in a constructive way. All street

educators are responsible for one small group

of youngsters.

The team of Pomocna Dłoń is very eager to

implement the mobile school during their outreach

activities. They want to be able to reach

the street-connected children and youngsters

they are not reaching with their current programmes.

Although Racibórz is a small town,

the mobile school could have a substantial

impact on the streets, since it would be a big

added value to the outreach work the team is

currently doing and since the project is clearly

a priority for both the management and the

team. Other advantages are financial sustainability

(Pomocna Dłoń is mostly funded by the

local government) and a good local network.

Over the years, the team established a good collaboration

with the local police force and with

local schools. Since we can only implement four

mobile schools per year and the scope of the

target group in Racibórz would be significantly

smaller than that of other prospected organisations

this year, it is highly likely we will not be

able to send a new mobile school to the team of

Pomocna Dłoń. There is, however, a possibility of

transferring the mobile school of partner GPAS

in Warsaw. Their mobile school project has been

put on hold for over a year and has not been a

priority for the organisation in years, due to financial

difficulties. We contacted our partner to

further explore this option.

Since the team of Pomocna Dłoń does not speak

English, we decided to give all workshops in Polish.

Robert Cieślar, the coordinator of the mobile

school project in Bytom and one of our regional

Mobile School trainers, took the lead. After a

positive evaluation, we decided to include him

in our trainer network as a Master Trainer for (Polish)

exploratory expeditions.


9 team members trained

Possibility of transferring a currently inactive mobile school

Master Trainer trained for (Polish) exploratory expeditions

Polish network strengthened

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new school tanzania Mwema Street Children

12/11/2018 23/11/2018

Sander Degeling

Janet Otieno

Mwema Street Children

Karatu / Tanzania

Mobile school no°52 is in good hands! In

November, Master Trainers Sander Degeling

and Janet Otieno - coordinator of the mobile

school of Glad’s House in Mombasa, Kenya

- travelled to the city of Karatu in northern

Tanzania to conduct two weeks of implementation

workshops and street work to the team

of Mwema Street Children. After a successful

exploration earlier this year, the project was

eager to start their interventions on the streets

with the mobile school. Since all the materials

were already translated to Swahili and we

already have active mobile schools in Tanzania,

it didn’t take a long time to get everything

ready for the streets of Karatu.

The town of Karatu is often called ‘Safari Junction’

because of its strategic location close to the

Serengeti and Ngorongoro, two of the major

national parks that attract a high number of

tourists. The tourism industry also brings a lot

of opportunities to the streets of Karatu, where

one can find a high number of street-connected

children in high season. The majority of these

kids come from the poor rural areas surrounding

the city and end up on the streets of Karatu

to look for better opportunities.

the children with their families. From now on,

the mobile school will help the outreach team

to build positive connections with the children

living and working on the streets.


Mobile School no°52 successfully implemented

Team of 12 street educators trained

First four street sessions conducted in Karatu

Proper storage system in place for the outreach team

Since 2006, Mwema Street Children works

with these children, offering them a safe haven

144 to play and looking for opportunities to reunite


Follow-Up india EkTara

19/11/2018 23/11/2018

Joke Verreth


Kolkata / India

EkTara is an Indian NGO, specialised in offering

formal and non-formal education to children

and youngsters from urban slums.

They applied for a mobile school to be able to

reach out to all the children that are not able to

come to their centre. After a successful exploration

in May 2016, we started up a collaboration

in June 2017 and implemented the first

Indian mobile school in Kolkata. In November

2018, we organised a follow-up visit to discuss

the local challenges after 1,5 years of working

with the mobile school and to offer tailor-made

coaching sessions.

During the self-evaluation, the team indicated

they wanted to make better use of all Mobile

School educational materials and train their

creativity, so that was the main focus during

the follow-up expedition. The street educators

invented many new activities with and without

the Mobile School panels they can implement

during their future outreach activities.

trying to get permission to work in more sectors

(such as railway stations), so they can increase

their outreach work activities in the future. After

the follow-up training, the team was reenergised

and had renewed motivation for the work with

the mobile school.


7 street educators trained

Self-evaluation of the project by the local team

Reenergised & motivated team

The team also made a new planning, allowing

for enough time for a qualitative preparation

and evaluation of all mobile school sessions.

2 new creative activities, adapted to the local context

Currently, the team organises two to three

outreach sessions per week in Darapara and

146 Mazdurpara, two local slums. They are now


Exploration india The Child Trust

26/11/2018 30/11/2018

Joke Verreth

The Child Trust

New Delhi / India

The Child Trust was founded in 2005. The

organisation’s main objective is to ensure the

right to food and a qualitative education for all

children. They are very active in lobbying and

advocacy. In addition, they sometimes organise

educational activities in two communities,

to reach out to the children and youngsters of

slum areas not going to school, with the goal to

eventually mainstream them.

The organisation recently started working with

refugees as well. They offer classes to refugee

children and skill training to refugee mothers,

so they can generate their own income.

The Child Trust applied for a mobile school to be

able to reach out to a new target group: the children

of migrant farmers and migrant construction

workers, since currently no other local organisations

are reaching out to them. Although

the vision of The Child Trust on outreach work

and on self-sustainable practises is compatible

to ours and there is clearly a target group for

the mobile school in New Delhi, it became clear

during the exploratory expedition that a partnership

will not be possible in the near future.

for most of the projects they are currently running.

Due to different reaons, only four people took

part in all exploratory workshops. Despite of

this low number of participants, we believe the

exploratory expedition has had a big impact on

the local organisation. Especially the project management

workshop was very useful. The team

indicated they will use our project management

framework to bring more structure in their running



4 team members trained

Project management: more structure for running projects

Inspiration for creative educational activities increased


The organisation does not have enough human

and economical resources to start up new

projects at this time. There are some paid staff

members, but they strongly rely on volunteers


Online Content Sharing Platform Start-up

27/11/2018 29/11/2018

Rob Sweldens

Arnoud Raskin

Lies De Vocht

Sander Degeling

Hans Dreesen

Erasmus+ KA2

Leuven / Belgium

Within our digital project strategy, we don’t only

have the aim to improve the follow-up activities

of street educators (see StreetSmart mobile

application), but also to improve the preparation

of outreach sessions. With this idea

in mind, we applied for a new Erasmus+

programme through which we can cooperate

with two Mobile School partners: Ladies

Union of Drama (Greece) and Salvati Copiii


To improve the preparations of outreach

sessions, we decided to develop an online

content sharing platform for non-formal education.

Within this tool we want to share educational

content to use on the streets or within

youth work. This content can be ours, but can

also be uploaded by street educators or youth

workers themselves, using a standardised


inspiring to have street educators with us, as they

bring other experience to the table. The coming

months, we will start looking for a developer to

create this online content sharing platform and

follow-up with our partners. More news in 2019!


Improve preparation of outreach sessions for street educators

The first transnational project meeting was

organised to get to know the involved partners:

Close cooperation with 2 Mobile School partners

User requirements for the platform defined

Vicky Konstantinidou, project manager

from Ladies Union of Drama and Ady Craciun,

coordinator of the local mobile school project

from Salvati Copiii. We talked about the project,

did some workshops on defining user

requirements, evaluated different platforms

which can serve as inspiration and tested a prototype

150 of a wizard to input games. It was really


#DuwMee music for life campaign


Saskia Dieleman

Robin Verhaeren (intern)

Many volunteers

SWZ MS team

Music for Life Campaign

Wachtebeke / Belgium

On 22 December 2018, the StreetwiZe Mobile

School volunteers organised a fantastic

sponsored walk: #DuwMee.

For the sixth year in a row, friends, family and

followers of our organisation came together to

walk and raise funds for Mobile School. It has

become a tradition to mobilise everyone in

the context of Music For Life to participate in

the ‘hottest’ walk of the year. #Duwmee2018

was (yet again) a very successful edition!

People could choose between two walks;

one starting from Brussels (70 km) and one

from Sint-Niklaas (30 km). No less than 850

people walked to Wachtebeke. Along the way

they were kept warm by the surprise animations,

the unique atmosphere, hot soup and

heart-warming chats with the other walkers.

Music For Life is organised by Studio Brussel,

a Flemish radio station. Studio Brussel encourages

people and organisations to raise funds

for a charity of their choice. This year more than

12,000 actions were set up for 1,986 different

charities. The week before Christmas, Studio

Brussel broadcasted live radio from the Provincial

Domain Puyenbroeck in Wachtebeke,

where they welcomed people who had participated

in a fundraising activity, in a festival-like


The #DuwMee climax was to end up on the Studio

Brussel DJ’s’ podium and announce live on

the radio how much money the Mobile School

volunteers raised with this sponsored walk .

On December 22nd at 7PM we all arrived in Puyenbroeck

and to everybody’s surprise, the volunteers

announced €51,500!

A phenomenal amount that every walker and

their network have contributed to. The euphoria

was great but even greater was the confidence

that the money will be invested in a good way, to

support existing Mobile School projects and to

start up new projects.

#DuwMee is an important action for Mobile

School. During the campaign, we are actively

in the picture, we bring our network together

and we get the financial support and the trust

to enable us to continue working on empowering

street-connected children and street workers



850 participants walked together, strengthening our network

€51.500 raised for Mobile School

Live radio moment

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These clients bought workshops, experience-based programmes, inspirational talks or other services at StreetwiZe:

154 155


Kenya Good Neighbors (Kenya, Nairobi) since 2005

Childhope (Philippines, Manila) since 2006

Meninos de Mozambique (Mozambique, Maputo) since 2008

Virlanie Foundation Inc. (Philippines, Manila) since 2006

Kivuko / Railway Children (Tanzania, Mwanza) since 2011

LEEDO (Bangladesh, Dhaka) since 2015

Retrak (Ethiopia, Hosanna) since 2012

EkTara (India, Kolkata) since 2017

Yenege Tesfa (Ethiopia, Gondar) since 2012

Yenege Tesfa (Ethiopia, Debark) since 2016

Glad’s House (Kenya, Mombasa) since 2016

COMPA Teatro Trono (Bolivia, El Alto) since 2004

Child Rescue Kenya (Kenya, Kitale) since 2018

IPTK (Boliva, Sucre) since 2005

Chisomo Children’s Club (Malawi, Lilongwe) since 2018

Comfacauca (Colombia, Popayán) since 2005

Mwema Children Centre (Tanzania, Karatu) since 2018

Fundación Comunitaria Montebello (Colombia, Cali) since 2005

Diamanta (Peru, Ayacucho) since 2006

COMPA Teatro Trono (Bolivia, Cochabamba) since 2007

Save the Children (Romania, Iasi) since 2006

Las Hormiguitas (Nicaragua, Matagalpa) since 2008

GPAS (Poland, Warsaw) since 2006

Fe y Alegría (Ecuador, Quito) since 2009

Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla (Poland, Krakau) since 2008

Fe y Alegría (Ecuador, Ibarra) since 2011

Jugendamt Stadt Düsseldorf (Germany, Düsseldorf) since 2009

ANNF / Proyecto Las Chavaladas (Nicaragua, León) since 2012

ARSIS (Greece, Thessaloniki) since 2009

Alimentos para la Vida (Mexico, Querétaro) since 2013

PRAKSIS (Greece, Thessaloniki) since 2009

ANNF / Proyecto Niños del Fortin (Nicaragua, León) since 2014

ARSIS (Albania, Tirana) since 2011

Fundación Los Cachorros (Peru, Ayacucho) since 2016

Center for Mission & Evangelism GPU UNO (Poland, Bytom) since 2013

Yolia Niñas de la Calle AC (Mexico, Mexico City) since 2016

ARSIS (Greece, Athens) since 2015

Generando Vida (Nicaragua, Managua) since 2017

Asociación Navarra Nuevo Futuro (Spain, Navarra) since 2015

Fundación Abriendo Puertas Paz y Bien (Bolivia, Cochabamba) since 2018

PRAKSIS (Greece, Patras) since 2016

Ladies Union of Drama (Greece, Drama) since 2017

*Some partners stopped the mobile school project or are currently not working



GTW Gliwice (Poland, Gliwice) since 2018

due to policital instability or other reasons. 157






...to our donors, for their valuable gifts, big

or small, that allow us to support educational

projects working with street-connected

children and youth.

...to the children, schools and organisations

who raised funds for us and in doing so,

inspired a lot of other people.

...to the owners of our building for allowing

us to grow as an organisation.

...to our board of directors and investors

for their advice, trust and support every year.

...to our volunteers for their endless energy,

creativity and trust in the organisation.

...to our StreetwiZe clients for believing in

our approach.

...to our partners PSSB, Limeparts-

Drooghmans and DHL Global Forwarding.

The mobile school is produced at Munsterbilzen

Provincial Secondary School (PSSB).

Mobile School and PSSB have made the

clear and deliberate choice to have the

schools produced by Flemish youth in

a cross-border project that involves aspects

of social global education, technical

education and entrepreneurship.

DHL Global Forwarding has been a partner

and sponsor of Mobile School for more than

15 years. Over the years they have shipped

95% of all mobile schools to the nearest international


...to the worldwide networks we are very

honoured to be part of.

...to community institution De Zande for

partnering with us in our experience-based

learning programmes.

...to the organisations who give us strategic,

legal and digital transformation support.

...to the Tomorrowland Foundation and

Synergie for the financial support.

De Zande


Bijzondere Jeugdbijstand

...to the European Union and the province

of Vlaams-Brabant for the subsidies involving

the TECH4GOOD story and the capacity

building of our Bolivian Mobile School


158 159

With the support of the

Erasmus+ Programme

of the European Union

International Day for Street Children

#WieIsJunieth Campaign

12 April, Ghent

Want to know more? Check out p. 78


€ 44.749

investment subsidies for StreetSmart

€ 220.113


€ 898.366

revenue from StreetwiZe clients

€ 1,28 million

€ 27.478


€ 559.604


€ 1,23 million

€ 14.605


€ 307.351

gifts and campaigns

€ 435.165

Mobile School



2018: 1 million euro was invested to improve the sustainable development of individuals, organisations and society, starting from the strengths of street-connected children.

€ 1.000.000

€ 900.000


€ 800.000

€ 700.000

€ 600.000

€ 500.000

€ 400.000

€ 300.000

€ 200.000

Since the launch

of StreetwiZe in 2010,

we realise an average annual

growth of +20%.

StreetwiZe covers 73% of the total cost of the

Mobile School Group cvba-vso.

Our goal is to raise this percentage to 83% in


€415.631,- of the total cost of StreetwiZe

is directly invested in personal, team and

organisation development programmes for

the clients.

€ 100.000

€ -

201 0 201 1 201 2 201 3 201 4 201 5 201 6 201 7 201 8

In 2018 StreetwiZe transferred 100% of its

profits €173.226,- to Mobile School.




Mobile School Group set the objective to double its social impact by 2021 (year of reference is 2014).

By implementing StreetSmart (our digital strategy), we suspect a boost in

our social impact in the coming years.


educational contacts with

street-connected children


engaged people in awareness campaigns



StreetwiZe participants



This was the last year we organised the Sidewalk Chalk

Campaign in primary schools. The campaign was stopped

to focus on growing the impact of Mobile School and the

start-up of StreetSmart.

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Our impact stagnated in 2018. As 2017 was

a surprisingly good year in terms of social

impact for Mobile School, this already reflected

the growth forecast for 2018.










The average quality of contacts of the Mobile

School partners increased with 7% in

comparison with 2014.

This calculation is based on an assessment of the

Mobile School partners (see page 26).













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