2020 started very promising.
StreetSmart planned to start up 5 new ‘Wheels projects’ (mobile schools) in Georgia, Poland, Turkey, Uganda and Sri Lanka. Logistics and trainings were planned, our partners ready to hit the streets and reach out to the street connected
children and youth. The first new project started up early 2020 in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile we received the fantastic news that Google.org decided to invest in our case and impact measurement technology: StreetSmart_Impact.
We geared up, concretized the partnership with our developer Halcyon Mobile and started building the apps, databases and websites. We aimed to bring the product to market at the end of 2020.
Backed by Erasmus+ we started researching and preparing the design of StreetSmart_Learn, an online and app-based learning platform where youth workers can find training and inspiration. This product is part of our strategy to
start sharing and offering all our content, materials and know-how with the world.
Previously this was only accessible for the Wheels partners while receiving the mobile school carts, printed games and face to face trainings. But technology changed the game, bringing new opportunities for more impact. In 2019
we already took a first step in opening to the world with the launch StreetSmart_Play, our online game and activity platform for youth workers.
As well, the StreetwiZe sky looked bright. We started 2020 with an impressive list of exciting projects to be delivered for different clients in retail, healthcare and financial sector. Leadership deep dives were planned to bring company
leaders to the streets for immersive learning. The pipeline looked very promising, filled with more interesting projects to be closed.
Looking back at the first months of 2020, it’s remarkable how Covid-19 only existed as a problem in China. We were certainly part of the collective naivety, not having a clue of what was waiting for us, … until the uppercut of lockdown
1. After some weeks of rejection, fooling ourselves it would be over by summer, we started to realize that reality had changed dramatically. StreetSmart_Wheels projects were canceled. StreetwiZe clients postponed planned
business and the pipeline vaporized in no time. We started to understand that we got to the moment we had to show the world we deserve our brand names StreetSmart & StreetwiZe. We had to walk the talk by showing positive
focus, resilience, agility and creativity. And yes, we did! Yes, our team showed to be what they preach.
In no time, the StreetSmart team delivered a Covid-19 response package to the Wheels partners in 30 countries. They offered online support and started focusing on speeding up the development of the tech. They delivered the
Impact tool and started with the implementation. Lliterally in between lockdowns, they even managed to startup a second new Wheels-project in Poland. The StreetwiZe crew redesigned the full StreetwiZe curriculum into an unorthodox
but crispy and impactful, online workshop alternative. They even started using the StreetSmart apps and platforms and tweaked them to design Digital Learning Tracks for our clients.
2020 feels like a crash test we have survived! And now we feel stronger than before. Using the cliché, … we have not wasted the crisis.
BUT, it’s not about us! MobileSchool.org is just a structure designed to realise a mission. It’s about that mission, the impact on vulnerable children and youth.
And in those communities the Covid-19 measures have hit crudely. Millions of children are dropping out of schools. Populations of street children are growing. The impact of the lockdowns on the mental health of teenagers in small
apartments of social building blocks is collectively underestimated. We witnessed the absurd reality of homeless children being arrested for not respecting lockdowns. Partners report on increasing numbers of abuse and violence.
For any corrigenda found subsequent to printing, please visit our website at www.mobileschool.org/our-impact
© MobileSchool.org April 2021
In times of crisis, solidarity is needed more than ever.
We engage! We will bring more impactful products to the StreetwiZe clients and create the financial leverage for the StreetSmart team. Together with our partners in more than 30 countries, they will reach out to the streets and
support the forgotten children and youth. We must be ambitious. It is simple. It’s our duty.
Enjoy much more stories and data about our 2020 activities and results in this year report.
Stay safe and be StreetwiZe,
FRONT COVER: Children during a mobile school session in Kandy with StreetSmart Wheels partner Child Action Lanka. © Sander Degeling (January 2020)
BACK COVER: Street educators during a mobile school session in Racibórz with StreetSmart Wheels partner Pomocna Dlon. © Adam Reszka (November 2020)
1 ABOUT US
3 STREETWIZE CLIENTS 2020
4 STREETSMART WHEELS PARTNERSHIPS 2020 56
5 THANK YOU
6 FINANCIAL KEY FIGURES
StreetSmart Wheels partner Pomocna Dlon, Racibórz, Poland.
Want to know more about their new mobile school? Check out p. 50!
7 LET’S GET SOCIAL
One organisation, two brands
Two hybrid brands, one mission, one set of values
MOBILE SCHOOL.ORG UNDERTAKES ACTIONS, STARTING FROM THE STRENGTHS OF STREET-CONNECTED CHILDREN,
TO IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUALS, ORGANISATIONS AND SOCIETY.
MobileSchool.org is a hybrid organisation that uses its experience with complex and competitive street communities
to increase the sustainable development of youth and business communities. With game-changing educational
tools for youth workers and high-impact learning products for businesses, we strive to create a 360° impact
on society and vulnerable young people worldwide.
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.
STRENGTHS OF STREET-CONNECTED CHILDREN
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
StreetSmart develops game-changing tools for youth workers to enable them to unlock
the potential of young people worldwide. With our integrated on- and offline offer, we
invest in an opportunity-oriented methodology to maximise personal development of
youngsters growing up without a safe and caretaking environment.
StreetwiZe develops high impact learning products for companies, inspired by the
complex and competitive reality of street communities. With a unique combination
of academic research, business insights and straight-forward street savviness, we support
businesses and their employees to deal with change, develop leadership and foster-well-being.
All StreetwiZe profits are reinvested in MobileSchool.org to guarantee a
360° positive impact on trainees, businesses and society.
“Be and act according to
your own values and the
values of the organisation”
“Find balance in all situations
between cooperation and competition
to make the mission of
the organisation come true”
“Be convinced you can find and
“Take, give and respect
responsibilities in an
A year of agility & resilience
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 strategy got shaken up drasticly.
Planned projects got cancelled and new were launched. Roles and responsabilities shifted requiring people to be agile.
Despite those challenging circumstances and by focusing on the opportunities rather than on the problems we managed to deliver a series of innovative projects.
In this annual report, we will highlight some of our 2020 realisations.
Despite a 40% drop of the learning and development market our business venture StreetwiZe sold services to 72 clients, serving 6323 trainees.
Our social venture StreetSmart was only able to realise 3 field visits in 3 countries this year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
The StreetSmart team therefore focused on expanding their digital offer and organised 76 online training sessions for youth workers worldwide.
Our volunteers linked their two campaigns to the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable children: #BlijMetMijKot and Radio Coronials.
They also helped develop new educational materials on COVID-19, health, learning styles and on puberty and sexuality.
Want to know more? Then read on and find out all there is to know about the projects we realised in 2020.
StreetwiZe trainer Eric in action during a workshop for
client Accenture. Want to know more? Check out p. 48!
Elia Group • Faraday program
10/09/2019 • 30/09/2020
Elia Group - 50 Hertz
Brussels / Belgium
Berlin / Germany
Iasi / Romania
The Elia Group Faraday Program is a one-year
development programme for high performing
young potentials within Elia (Belgium) and 50
Active in a sector in the core of the energy transition,
developing the crucial skills of future
leaders to cope with, guide and lead change
successfully is key for the Elia Group to be future-proof.
In the Faraday development programme these
leaders are prepared for their future role. To
kick off this programme, StreetwiZe sets the
scene with an international expedition in Iasi.
In this international out-of-the-comfort 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 2019
- 2020 edition was the 5th time the Elia Group
subscribed for an international StreetwiZe expedition.
What was different from the previous years is
that StreetwiZe became the partner to deliver the
entire programme. So after setting the scene in
Iasi there followed 5 extra modules on leadership
and change management. These sessions
were alternated between Germany and Belgium
during 2019 and translated into a virtual format
during the second half of 2020 due to the
Building a strong Faraday team
Dealing with ambivalence
Enhancing leadership en change management skills
PWC • X-TraIL
01/11/2019 • 31/05/2020
Brussels / Belgium
PwC provides audit, tax and consulting services
to public and private clients in Belgium and
internationally. It’s one of the so-called Big 4
worldwide, making them one of the main players
in tax and consulting services in Belgium.
Being confronted with a world client-base and
employee-population in evolution, PwC contacted
StreetwiZe in the first half of 2019 to
review one of its main development programs
for directors; an audience that might in the
near future join the PwC-partnership. In the
new “Expedition towards Inclusive Leadership”
(or X-TraIL), the foundation was laid for a more
people focused leadership within PwC.
StreetwiZe kicked of the program with a keynote
by Arnoud Raskin for a mixed audience
of directors and partners, in which our ideas
on inclusive leadership were shared. After
that keynote, the 16 PwC directors joined
Bram and Hans in De Zande, where they could
experience the value and the impact of inclusive
leadership in a real-life setting.
The outcomes have been reported to the partnership.
On top, two more training days focusing
on leading change, leading teams (cooperative
competition) and communication (pitching and
storytelling) closed the first X-TraIL edition.
PwC directors have a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Directors learn about inclusive leadership in an impactful way
Directors learn specific skills crucial for their current role
New valuable, creative material is added to StreetSmart Play
In a follow-up session, the learnings were
translated to the PwC environment. Directors
Youngsters in De Zande enjoy two empowering days
made up their minds on the value of these
principles for PwC, what they could bring to the
organisation and the steps to be taken to create
10 progress on inclusive leadership internally.
01/01/2020 • 31/12/2020
Online + at the office
At MobileSchool.org we have the best volunteers
in the world! Without them, it would be
impossible to do what we do. Up until last year,
our volunteers had the best volunteer coordinator
in the world: Saskia Dieleman aka Sas.
We unexpectedly had to say goodbye to her in
July 2019, when she suddenly passed away.
With the entire team, we are doing the best we
can to fill Sas’ amazing shoes.
To brainstorm about the future of Mobile-
School.org’s volunteer work, we set up two
online meetings with our volunteers. We listed
everything Sas did for and with them, alongside
her many talents and strengths as a volunteer
coordinator. Together, we came up with
initiatives we can take to make sure our volunteer
work keeps running smoothly. To commemorate
Sas, we went on a corona-proof walk
in July, which she herself had mapped out for
Usually, we organise 2 volunteer weekends per
year. The objective of these weekends is twofold:
informing our volunteers about the new
projects within the organisation and connecting
during fun games and activities. Due to
COVID-19, both weekends unfortunately had
to be cancelled. We therefore organised different
To keep our volunteers updated, we sent out 5
newsletters throughout the year. In addition, we
shared a video update of all MobileSchool.org
employees in November, followed by an online
To maintain the connection with our volunteers,
we launched online challenges and organised 4
e-pero’s to catch up informally in April and May.
In December, we organised the online Mobile
School Universalis Game. Volunteers were challenged
to complete as many fun assignments as
possible to become the ultimate Mobile School
People interested in MobileSchool.org can take
part in an info evening, during which they get to
know all there is to know about our organisation
and can “meet” the mobile school. Two out of the
four info evenings this year were organised online.
In total, 26 new people have been informed
Each year, we also organise something special
for our volunteers on 5 December, International
Volunteer Day. This year, our volunteers could
take part in a webinar on well-being in COVID-19
times, developed and given by StreetwiZe trainer
Bram Doolaege. Our way to give them an extra
boost before wrapping up the year.
Connection with volunteers through online meetings & games
Volunteers updated through newsletters & video updates
26 new people informed about MobileSchool.org (5 info evenings)
1 webinar developed especially for our volunteers
Digital Learning Track Well-being
01/02/2020 • 31/12/2020
Nowadays we are having to deal with the
worst pandemic in recent history, one that has
killed 1,52 million people so far and physically
harmed about 66 million people. But also in
terms of mental health, COVID-19 has caused
a lot of damage. Steven Taylor, author of The
Psychology of Pandemics, and professor in
psychiatry at the University of British Columbia,
argues that “for an unfortunate minority of
people, perhaps 10 to 15%, life will not return
to normal”, due to the impact of the pandemic
on their mental well-being.
Strategies like quarantine that are necessary to
minimise viral spread can have a negative psychological
impact, such as causing post-traumatic
stress symptoms, depression and insomnia.
Job loss and financial struggles during a
global economic downturn have been associated
with a long-lasting decline in mental health.
Therefore we at MobileSchool.org are convinced
that investing in well-being will be a necessity
for years to come. And we’re not alone.
A survey among our top partners and clients
revealed that without exception every respondent
indicated that mental well-being will be
their top priority for 2021-2022. Therefore
StreetwiZe decided to formulate an innovative
training programme, enabling participants to
strengthen their mental well-being through
the use of webinars, the StreetSmart app, individual
coaching and on-site learning initiatives.
During this learning track they become acquainted
with the 6 topics that were defined by scientists
as the key pillars for well-being. The first one
is ‘self-acceptance’, a skill that allows us to shift
focus from the past to the future. The second one
is ‘purpose’ which can be defined as the search
for meaning, followed by ‘autonomy’ that encompasses
the feeling that professional activities and
goals are the result of our own initiatives. Next
we will tackle ‘environmental mastery’ as the
ability of each of us to deal effectively with challenges.
Second last we will deal with ‘personal
progress’, the pursuit of progress and therefore
self-development. And last but not least we will
discuss our ability to ‘connect’ in order to use our
network as an enabler for social support.
With our integrated approach, our experience in
strengthening the resilience of street children,
the use of an evidence-based backbone and the
experience of StreetwiZe as a talent development
company we will definitely make a difference.
Understanding what personal wellbeing means
Acquiring practical tips based on scientific research
Strengthen personal well-being using a blended approach
StreetSmart as an enabler for sustainable change
BARCO • Emerging Leaders Program
01/02/2020 • 31/03/2021
Bram Van de Putte
The BARCO Emerging Leaders Program is a
1-year development programme for BARCO
high potential employees. In this 1-year programme,
promising middle managers are
given the opportunity to develop both soft and
hard skills, in a cooperation between StreetwiZe
and Vlerick Business School. In this programme
StreetwiZe is the partner to cover all
topics related to leadership, Vlerick covered
topics related to business acumen such as
Finance, Strategy, Marketing and Innovation.
Participants fly in from all continents. For this
reason offline modules are limited to the kickoff,
a mid-term session and the closing session
(hosted by StreetwiZe), whereas all learning
components in between are online modules
hosted by Vlerick.
The groups (one in campus Wingene, another
one in campus Beernem) had a parallel experience.
Normally the programme should have
been finalised by November 2020, but COVID-19
decided otherwise. The scheduled module in the
middle of the programme was redesigned as an
online virtual classroom experience and also the
closing session will be deliverd virtually.
The leadership track will end with an online session
in which we will challenge participants on
how they applied the insights, what they came
across and what they have learned from these experiences
that could also be of interest to peers.
The programme kicked off with an offline
module in February 2019, hosted by StreetwiZe.
This first week focussed fully on leadership
development. Two parallel groups (30
participants in total) were taken to De Zande,
Tangible, impactful experience
Opportunity to practice crucial leadership competencies
Transfer insights to each individual’s professional reality
where they participated in a Belgian StreetwiZe
Expedition. The competencies needed to
co-create new Mobile School material, with a
very different target group in this unique experience-based
programme, are very similar to
those put forward by BARCO as crucial to thriving
16 as a leader in today’s BARCO environment.
New mobile school Sri Lanka • Cal
03/02/2020 • 14/02/2020
Child Action Lanka
Kandy / Sri Lanka
In early February, a team of Mobile School
trainers travelled to Sri Lanka to start up the
first new mobile school of 2020. From now on,
our partner Child Action Lanka will use the mobile
school to reach out to vulnerable youngsters
in communities in and around Kandy and
Kelaniya. And guess what … the first street sessions
immediately showed the potential of our
box on wheels in the island nation.
Our Partner Child Action Lanka runs educational
centres in seven districts all over the country.
In order to reach more young people directly
in their livelihood context, the organisation
reached out to mobile school to investigate
a potential partnership. After a successful exploration
in May 2019, both parties were convinced
the mobile school methodology had
great potential to bring creative non-formal
education directly to young people. During a
two-week implementation period, teachers
and social workers of the different centres of
Child Action Lanka were trained how to use the
mobile school and the educational materials
near a dumpsite on the outskirts of the city. The
street sessions showed not only that there was
a high need for creative non-formal street work
in the communities, but also that some former
CAL-beneficiaries were now taking the lead as
street educators in the new mobile school project.
During the second week of workshops and street
work in Kelaniya - a suburb of the capital Colombo
- the team got the support of some mothers
from the local community. Despite having no
experience with social work, the mothers immediately
connected with the mobile school methodology
and did a fantastic job in reaching out to
the kids in a playful and creative way. The team of
Child Action Lanka made an amazing start with
their new mobile school project. Unfortunately,
in March the Corona crisis prevented the team
from reaching out to the communities, but their
hope is to be back on the road in the coming
months to continue their outreach program to
reach vulnerable youngsters in Sri Lanka.
Start-up of first mobile school in Sri Lanka
Team of 16 social workers trained
Potential for new mobile schools in the future
Expansion of Asian Mobile School network
The first week of training was organised in
Kandy, a major city located in Sri Lanka’s Central
Province. After 5 basic workshops, the
team went out with the mobile school for the
first time to Gohagoda, a community living
Follow-up Philippines • Virlanie Foundation
17/02/2020 • 21/02/2020
Manila / the Philippines
In 2006, Mobile School set up its first Asian
partnership in the Philippines with local organisation
Virlanie Foundation. Almost 14
years later, this mobile school is still hitting the
streets of Manila four times a week with the
Mobile Unit team of the organisation. Since
the team of Virlanie is still going strong after all
these years, Mobile School decided to organise
further follow-up training for the street workers
of Virlanie. Two other social workers from
Childhope, our other partner in Manila that
has been struggling to implement their mobile
school project in recent years, took part in
the training since the organisation purchased
a new van which makes it possible to restart
outreach interventions with the tool in the near
The major challenge for the Mobile Unit team
of Virlanie was that the team only had a limited
package of educational materials. Due to
logistical and administrative barriers, the team
was not able to receive a shipment that was
prepared in 2015. As a result, the street educators
didn’t have enough resources to use the
mobile school to its full potential, and therefore
the mobile school was often only used as a
blackboard during the outreach interventions
in the different areas in Manila. During the
follow-up, Mobile School took the decision to
print the missing panels locally on tarpauline.
The Virlanie Mobile Unit coordinator already
printed the available Do-It-Yourself (DIY) games -
created by StreetwiZe clients during Belgian and
Romanian expeditions - in the same way, with
surprisingly good results. After printing 91 extra
panels, the team immediately got a huge boost,
and this was evident straightaway during the
street interventions in Aroma and Metropolitan.
Besides printing the missing panels, the team
also went through some workshops and co-creation
processes to develop new materials for the
context in the Philippines. During the training, a
treasure hunt game and a game on social media
were created and tested out by the educators.
Afterwards, the games were published on the
StreetSmart Play website, so that other educators
from around the globe can try out the games created
by the Filipino educators. The exchange of
experiences between the educators of Virlanie
and Childhope certainly boosted the determination
of both teams to continue the fantastic work
with the mobile school on the streets of Manila.
Team of 10 educators trained
Exchange of experiences between two organisations
New panels printed for partner Virlanie
New games created for Filipino context
Redesign HEALTH panels & COVID-19 material
01/03/2020 • 25/09/2020
Lies De Vocht
Volunteers education group
Together with our group of educational volunteers,
Mobile School aims to constantly
improve and revise our educational offer. Recently,
the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be
the perfect timing to rework part of our panels
dealing with health.
In March and April, six health panels were redesigned
to better meet the needs of social
workers worldwide. The older panels were
designed in the early 2000s and no longer
suited the context in which many of our partners
work today. Therefore, the Mobile School
team and the educational volunteers set up a
couple of meetings to give these panels a new
look and feel. Afterwards, our illustrator Gijs
Vanhee got to work and delivered a couple of
new high-quality panels, ready for use. All the
newly designed panels can be found on our
StreetSmart Play platform, where youth workers
can find a wide variety of educational activities
that they can conduct during their non-formal
educational sessions with their target
groups. In order to facilitate the launch of the
new health panels, Mobile School organised a
webinar for our local partner organisations so
street educators were immediately updated on
the new activities.
In June and July, a new package on COVID-19
was created to allow street educators to reflect
on and discuss the consequences of the pandemic
with the children. The new package contains
a brand new discussion panel with over
100 situations related to the current pandemic.
This panel was also used as a starting point for
our board game Coronials. Additionally, youth
workers can also find 13 further activities related
to COVID-19 and a brand new filter ‘physical
distancing’ to find activities you can play during
the pandemic. All materials are available for free
on our StreetSmart Play platform, and in order
to inform our partner network, another webinar
was organised at the beginning of September to
present the new materials to youth workers.
Redesign of 6 panels on HEALTH
New discussion panel on COVID-19
New COVID-19 package for youth workers with 14 activities
Two interactive webinars to present the materials to partners
StreetSmart Impact development
01/03/2020 • 31/10/2020
Lies De Vocht
We developed a prototype of StreetSmart Impact
in 2018, in collaboration with Share.IT
and Erasmus+. Based on this prototype, we
defined the requirements to be implemented
in the first version. Thanks to the funding of
Google.org, we were able to start the selection
process of our future IT-partner. In the end,
Halcyon Mobile, situated in Cluj, Romania, was
able to convince us of their technical expertise,
their project plan and most of all of their drive
and commitment to support youth workers.
After a testing phase in September, we were able
to launch StreetSmart Impact in October 2020.
The tool is now available for all youth workers
worldwide to improve the monitoring of their
youth work activities, support their coaching
process with young people and visualise the
evolution of their impact.
Of course, this is only just a first version, we are
already working hard on the next, improved,
one. Stay tuned!
Belgium / Romania
In April 2020, after having clarified the technical
requirements, the development process
was started up with the design phase of the
youth worker app. By summer, we had a first
version of the youth worker app and of the web
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the need for
digital youth work increased dramatically,
which is why we decided to speed up the
development of the app for youngsters: the I
Am StreetSmart app. Instead of initiating the
development in 2021 as planned, we started
the development in July 2020, so the app for
youngsters could be finished at the same time
as the other StreetSmart Impact components.
Fully operational youth work CRM system
2 online components: secured database, web backend
2 apps: app for youngsters and app for youth workers
Available on iOS and Android
4 languages: NL, FR, ENG, ES
Hogeschool UCLL • Excellence trajectory
07/03/2020 • 15/12/2020
Lore De Muynck
Students of UCLL
University College UCLL is convinced that some
of their students need extra challenges in addition
to their regular study track. At StreetwiZe
we saw an opportunity to develop further the
talents and personal skills of and with these
students. Thanks to this trajectory, the students
gain a better understanding of their talents
and competences, with which they can make a
social difference now and in the future. The trajectory
makes students’ talents more visible by
giving them extra opportunities and space to
develop personally and professionally within
the context of a social purpose.
The kick-off took place on 7 March with 15
students of the Management Department of
UCLL Leuven and, because of COVID-19, the
programme was organized partly online.
In this excellence trajectory, we focused on
insights and skills from the street and on how
students can translate these into their own environment.
The central themes were resilience,
agility, positive focus, proactive creativity and
By focusing on strengthening these skills, students
can make a social difference now and in
One group of students will use their escape room
“Escaping the Future” to give youngsters (11-12
years old) an equal chance through good budget
management. They came up with this idea from
the observation that you cannot choose in which
family you grow up and which economic skills
Another group puts the topic of food waste in
the spotlight. They use the app “too good, to
go” through an advertising campaign and aim
to make young people aware of the problem of
food waste. They try to convince them to become
“waste warriors” themselves.
A third group of students is developing the content
for an app to provide extra mental support
to young people (over the age of 12) in difficult
times. Mobile help for children in need in Belgium
is currently severely lacking and yet necessary.
This group wants to see a change happening
at this level.
The students presented their process and product
to a jury (with the StreetwiZe trainer) on 15
December. Several students have already indicated
that they maintain their non-binding commitment
to these social projects.
Students learned and applied the principles of leadership.
Students learned and applied the principles of group dynamics
They applied the different competences in a concrete project.
This group of students chose three social projects
26 to make this difference.
StreetwiZe Opportunities in times of crisis
01/04/2020 • 15/12/2020
Lore De Muynck
Belgium and abroad
During the past 9 months our experience with
surviving in difficult situations in slums and
outdoors, gave us the energy boost that was
needed to face this COVID-19 crisis head on.
When, in mid-March, all our sessions were cancelled,
it was time to rethink ourselves and our
business. The Covid 19 crisis forced us into crisis
management, a context in which our Street
Skills became key to run our own business. We
were in it together and we needed to face it together
as well. And that is what we did.
We decided to share some content. In our own
StreetwiZe style we created ‘the StreetwiZe
Channel’. On our YouTube channel we posted a
weekly video and article on a topic that proved
to be relevant to our own approach in coping
with Covid 19.
As of mid-March we also shifted gear in our
core business. We started to do research into
online training and decided to develop quickly
answers to our clients’ burning questions. By
using PowerPoint as a presentation tool and
Zoom as a video communication tool, and by
focusing on interaction and pragmatism, we
managed to give our first webinar in April. We
replaced our one pagers – an A3 with a summary
of the workshop and space for own notes -
by action cards, fillable pdf’s with assignments.
During the webinars the trainer was aided by
an assistant, who is responsible for the follow up
of questions and possible technical issues. This
gives the trainer the opportunity to focus on the
content, the group energy and facilitation.
Many customers rebooked their offline session
to a webinar and new clients experienced the
benefits of online training for their national and
In order to stand out with our online approach
and in order to increase the interaction and dynamics
with our audience, we decided to replace
Powerpoint with foam boards. Drawings and key
words on the foam boards guide the participants
through the workshop. These are alternated with
online polls, (reflection) exercises in group (in
break-out rooms) and individual assignments
(action cards). In addition to our standard workshops,
we will offer all online training and integrated
tracks in this format throughout 2021 because,
although it was a bumpy ride, we believe
that integrated and digital learning is here to
stay and can make a difference!
Reinforcing in the connection and reflection by remoted teams
Opportunity to explore online training on a higher level.
Expansion of the StreetwiZe portfolio
International day for street children
Lies De Vocht
Volunteers campaign group
Flanders / Belgium
On 12 April this year we not only celebrated
Easter, but also the International Day for Street
Children. This is the 10th year that we have celebrated
street children worldwide on this date.
And it was a very special edition.
In recent months, the coronavirus has taken
over the world very quickly. Home working,
lockdowns (light) and “social distancing” have
suddenly become part of our daily reality. In
the past Mobile School volunteers, in honor
of International Day for Street Children, organized
large campaigns to spotlight the 150
million guests who live and/or work on the
street every day. These included large-scale
pavement chalk actions on the Ladeuzeplein,
Leuven, working together on the street, and a
guerilla campaign in Ghent. Now that everyone
has to stay away from each other, probably
for a few more weeks, our volunteers had to rethink
the concept for this year…
In recent weeks, Belgians have been called
upon to stay in their home (“Stay in your
room!”). A slogan that must be followed to
this day. After almost 4 weeks of “home quarantine”,
this starts to weigh heavily for most of
us. We long for the street, for terraces, meeting
with friends and family… On the other hand,
we also realise that we can be happy in our
rooms. 150 million children have to do without
a safe room. Children who find their daily
bite to eat from a tourist on a terrace who does
not quite finish his pizza and shares the leftovers
with them. Children who beg for a daily survival
budget in a busy shopping street. COVID-19
currently means empty terraces and empty
shopping streets. It will be even more difficult
to survive. Some Mobile School partners even
report on street children being arrested for not
respecting the lockdowns and hanging out in
public places. But they don’t have a room. Yet
these guests also survive in these challenging
circumstances and show us again why they are
our source of inspiration! With this #BlijMetMijnKot
(“HappyWithMyHome) campaign, we put
street children in the spotlight.
This special day is not only celebrated by us, but
also by many organisations outside our network.
Mobile School is a member of the Consortium
for Street Children, a worldwide network of 90
organizations. The Consortium represents the international
interests and rights of street children.
Over 500 social media posts
5 news media reached
StreetSmart Wheels • Online Offer
22/05/2020 • 17/09/2020
StreetSmart Wheels partners
Worldwide, street educators are on the frontline
of the battle against COVID-19. Our
StreetSmart Wheels partners are tirelessly
giving everything they have to ensure that
street-connected youngsters have access to basic
needs and essential services. Since it is currently
not possible for us to organise international
training, we decided to organise online
exchanges and webinars to keep supporting
our partners in the best way possible.
We organised three online exchanges: one
global exchange, one exchange for our Latin
American and Spanish partners and one exchange
for our African prospective partners.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our partner
organisations have shown great creativity
and flexibility in coping with the ‘new normal’,
and these local best practices were eagerly
shared with the network to inspire street workers
in other countries. 14 partner organisations
and 8 prospective partners from 17 countries
participated in all exchanges combined.
In addition, we organised two series of webinars.
In total, 5 webinars were organised both
in English and in Spanish. The webinar on the
Importance of (StreetSmart) Play was offered
in both webinar series to (re)introduce our
StreetSmart Play platform to our prospective
partners and partners. During the webinars on
the newly (re)designed HEALTH and COVID-19
materials, our partners got to work actively with
our brand new educational panels and activities.
Our prospective partners and partners also
co-created educational materials on COVID-19
online during the webinar on creativity. During
the webinars, our StreetSmart Play platform was
actively used. 63 participants from 27 organisations
in 16 different countries participated
during all webinars combined.
Exchange of experiences between StreetSmart Wheels partners
Strengthening of StreetSmart Wheels network
74 street educators (38 org’s - incl.13 prospects) & 24 countries
2 new games co-created on COVID-19 & shared on StreetSmart Play
Newly developed educational games actively shared
Active use & diffusion of StreetSmart Play platform
Street Child United • Change 10 Programme
06/07/2020 • 13/07/2020
Street Child United
Street Child United is a UK-based charity seeking
to improve the lives and protect the rights
of street-connected young people across the
globe. SCU’s goal is to inspire a brighter, safer
future for street-connected children everywhere.
Established in 2010, SCU organises
sporting events where street children from
around the world take part, to coincide with major
sporting events, such as the World Cup and
the Olympics. The events not only put a global
spotlight on street children through worldwide
media coverage but also help change people’s
negative perceptions and unite street-connected
young people through the practice of sport,
enabling their voices to be heard.
To celebrate Street Child United’s 10 year anniversary,
the charity invited ten former participants
and change makers of the future to take
part in a year-long training and development
programme called ‘Change 10’.
After the session, two of the Young Leaders - Jessica
and Drika from Brazil - shared more about
their game: “We made a game to raise awareness
about prejudice and how it gets in your way
to achieve your dreams. The objective is to show
everyone that there will always be an impediment
in achieving our dreams, but we are able
to face difficulties, prejudices and win this daily
battle, we must never give up on our dreams!”
After the short but succesful Change10 collaboration,
Street Child United and Mobile School
will certainly explore more partnership opportunities
Two online sessions with Street Child United Young Leaders
New contacts with youth work organisations on 3 continents
As part of SCU’s Change10 programme, the
Six new games on StreetSmart Play designed by Young Leaders
Young Leaders enjoyed a guest-session from
Mobile School. As part of this session, they
were tasked to design fun educational games
that would impact their communities. Working
in small groups, the Young Leaders designed a
variety of activities, which are now available on
our StreetSmart Play platform.
City Bilzen • New series of teambuilding
01/09/2020 • 30/09/2021
Lore De Muynck
In 2018 StreetwiZe accompanied a series of
teambuilding sessions for Stad Bilzen. At the
time, we worked mainly on the street skill Cooperative
Competition and tested the ‘street
gang’ attitude of the organization. The plan
was to set up a sequel to this first series in
2020, but due to the corona crisis, the roll-out
of the new program was moved to 2021. In the
autumn of 2020, we took the time though to
perform a (completely corona proof) test run
with the HR team. And they saw that it was
Which surely benefits the employees, but also
the inhabitants of this ‘biesonder boeiende’ (absolutely
You bet we are looking forward to heading back
to Limburg soon!
Bilzen / Belgium
For this second series we built a brand new approach
to the Connect technique. Throughout
the workshop, we explored with the participants
the essence of successful human collaboration
and relationship building. Within and
between the different teams. The inspiration
from the streets came mostly from the street
workers this time.
The Connect topic ties in seamlessly with the
annual theme of the organization: ‘Samen (s)
maakt beter’ (Together makes/tastes better):
in 2020 and 2021, Stad Bilzen wants to focus
on its employees’ broader connection and network,
across the services and departments, to
increase general well-being and results.
Developing connection and trust between team members and teams
Building stong(er) teams
Personal development in reflecting on one’s networking skills
Building a strong vibe around the annual theme
Stimulate open communication and feedback between people
StreetSmart Impact • VVSG trajectory
01/09/2020 • 31/12/2021
Lore Stanson (intern)
StreetSmart Impact user
Flanders / Belgium
As of September 2020, we started the implementation
of StreetSmart Impact in all Flemish
central cities thanks to our collaboration
with VVSG, the Association of Flemish Cities
and Municipalities. VVSG decided to set up
this pilot programme with us in 2019, in order
to better support Flemish youth workers
with our data registration and coaching tool:
The collaboration consisted of 4 components:
• development of the StreetSmart Impact
tool, in line with the needs of Flemish
• training programme for all organisations
and 350 end users in 2020,
• licenses for all users in 2020 and 2021,
• support and further development based
on the feedback of all users in 2021.
The development of StreetSmart Impact finished
in September 2020, when we started
with the training programme. We offer all
youth workers in the 13 Flemish central cities
a full training course of 3 workshops, to give
insights into the model behind StreetSmart
Impact, to set up their organisation on the platform
and to actively test out the app and the
web platform together.
Currently, more than 400 people are already
using StreetSmart Impact, following up over
4300 children at the start of 2021. Our aim is to
continue to work with all Flemish youth workers,
providing tools and materials tailored to their
needs, to help them have more impact on the
children and youngsters they work with.
MET DE VERANT-
SEP - HALF OKT
DAG 1: VM
KELING & EMPOWER-
MENT ALS BOUWSTENEN
OKT – HALF NOV
Ontdek de theoretische onderbouw achter
Maak kennis met de strategische visie en de
StreetSmart Impact – gebaseerd op centrale
algemene functionaliteiten van het Streetconcepten
als persoonlijke ontwikkeling,
Smart Impact-dashboard en de applicatie en
motivatie en empowerment – en krijg inzicht
ontdek het potentieel voor jouw organisatie.
in het belang van de coaching
functionaliteiten in de app.
Online sessie met open inschrijving
Workshop ter plaatse
(diensthoofden, coördinatie, eindgebruikers)
SHOPS PER STAD
34 Flemish organisations working with StreetSmart Impact
300 licenses for youth workers
4300 children reached at the start of 2021
Over 40 workshops delivered
HALF OKT – NOV
Configureer de app volgens jouw organisatiestructuur,
maak teams, geef teamleden
verschillende rollen en bepaal de locaties
voor jouw activiteiten. Bepaal vervolgens in
team de relevante vaardigheden, activiteiten
en doelstellingen en pas de Street-
Smart Impact applicatie aan op maat van
jouw organisatie om tot betekenisvolle
impact dashboards te komen.
Workshop ter plaatse
Coördinatie betrokken diensten
(administrators en team leaders)
DAG 3: VM
AAN DE SLAG
NOV – HALF DEC
Ontdek en test jouw volledig operationele
StreetSmart Impact tools, en bereid je voor
op de implementatie ervan in jouw jeugdwerkactiviteiten.
Workshop ter plaatse
APRIL – MEI 2021
Evalueer de huidige werking, stel vragen
over het dagdagelijkse gebruik en kijk hoe
jouw organisatie het volledige potentieel
uit StreetSmart Impact kan halen.
Workshop ter plaatse
Coördinatie en eindgebruikers
StreetSmart Learn • Erasmus+
01/09/2020 • 30/11/2021
Lies De Vocht
Pam Franken (intern)
Leuven / Belgium
At the beginning of September we started research
and development for StreetSmart Learn,
a new online learning platform for youth workers.
The purpose of this platform is to provide
youth workers with training on non-formal education,
to increase their theoretical and practical
knowledge and strengthen their skills. In
this way, we aim to support youth workers in
setting up the right processes for their target
Together with the StreetSmart Wheels partners
PRAKSIS (Greece) and Salvati Copiii (Romania)
we aim to guarantee the youth workers a sustainable
platform for training and inspiration
in the future. Both organisations were included
in previous Eramus+ projects. Praksis was
a partner in the development of StreetSmart
Impact and Salvati Copiii partnered in the development
of StreetSmart Play.
Normally we planned a transnational project
meeting at the start of the project in Belgium,
when the partners from Greece and Romania
would visit us. Due to COVID-19 this meeting
was postponed, but we kicked off with a full
day meeting on Zoom. Here we discussed the
features and user requirements of different,
already existing, learning platforms. Based on
those insights, we discussed our own needs
for our own learning platform and created a
request for proposal to bring all this information
In October we started creating a survey for youth
workers to ask them about their preferences with
regard to online learning. The results of the survey
will give us the insights necessary for the
development of training and the platform in
general. The survey was sent out on 24/11/2020.
In total, 97 youth workers completed the survey.
Halcyon Mobile started developing the first components
of the web platform and the mobile app
at the beginning of November. At the same time,
Mobile School did research on interesting topics
in the field, such as online learing in general,
learning tracks, microlearning, and so on.
At the beginning of 2021, we will start to develop
pilot training based on our research and the
results of the survey. In addition, we will organise
focus groups to explore certain insights from
the survey in more detail.
Design & development of StreetSmart Learn
Close cooperation with two StreetSmart Wheels partners
New sales manager StreetwiZe
Flanders / Belgium
At 56, you forget how you felt on your first
school day. Except when you leave your successful
and 35-year long carrier at a large banking
and insurance company, and decide to enter
the Mobile School organisation.
Leaving all my routines and my comfort zone
behind created a kind of disruptive feeling at
first, to be honest. But all that melted away
from the moment I opened the doors of Brabançonnestraat
25 in Leuven on 1 October.
I have met lots of warm and people-centered
people in my professional life, but never before
was I surrounded by a gang of such enthousiastic,
highly engaged and warm people,
as from the moment I picked up the challenge
as Sales Manager for the StreetwiZe part of the
organization. Being able to contribute to this
100% purpose-driven organization with my experience
in people-centric selling, and to know
that the fruits of my commercial skills will benefit
this social impact enterprise gives me an
energy that I haven’t had for a long time.
After just a few months in this new environment
and having had a few dozen contacts
with existing and new (potential) clients up
to now, it is my expercience that the phrase
Become the trusted advisor to customers
Customers are ambassadors
‘untapped potential’ is also applicable to our
42 potential markets. Not only in the big corpora-
tions and large enterprises which StreetwiZe has
been used to working with in the last few years,
but also in the new markets of SME’s and smaller
entrepreneurs and even in schools. In order to
give these the opportunity to get familiar with
the Street Skills, we are setting up cooperation
with interest groups of entrepreneurs, with local
authorities and with various schools in higher
education. I am very excited to bring these new
markets to our portfolio of clients and deliver my
contribution to secure the prosperous future of
MobileSchool.org, and I look forward to reporting
on these steps and the successes in next
year’s Annual Report!
Restore revenue to pre-corona levels and beyond
Expand to SME-market
Seek leverage through network partners
Enlarge impact through educational partners
Coronials board game
01/10/2020 • 25/12/2020
Hydra Games / Dreamland
The restrictions applied during the COVID-19
pandemic have a huge impact on the well-being
of children and youngsters. The so-called
‘new normal’ causes a lot of incertainty, which
can result in stress, anxiety, loneliness and
boredom. Because of the challenging situation
young people are facing during the pandemic,
MobileSchool.org developed a board game
which allows young people to discuss and reflect
on the impact of COVID-19 on their livelihood.
for the streets was transformed into a state-ofthe-art
game board with 88 game cards, so the
game can be played easily by everyone from 6
to 99 years old. The board game will be available
just before the Christmas holidays and will allow
people to have a great time while discussing the
challenges and opportunities of the pandemic.
The board game ‘Coronials’ is inspired by the
COVID-19 discussion panel which was created
earlier this year for our StreetSmart Wheels
partners. However, it was crystal clear that
youngsters in Belgium could also benefit from
a playful methodology to talk about the current
crisis. The title ‘Coronials’ refers to the generation
that is growing up during the COVID-19
First MobileSchool.org board game created
Collaboration with Dreamland and Colruyt for 2200 board games
In order to increase the impact of Coronials,
collaboration was set up with retailers Dreamland
and Colruyt, and with the game develop-
ment company Hydra Games. Thanks to their
experience with designing board games, MobileSchool.org
reached out to Fabryka Kart in
Poland, one of the big board game production
companies in Europe. Our illustrator Gijs Vanhee
made sure the original discussion panel
Accenture • Team Leader Circle sessions
01/10/2020 • 31/12/2021
Belgium / Luxembourg
Positive Focus is an essential part of the Leadership
journey at Accenture Belgium. This makes
StreetwiZe a great training partner. The cooperation
between StreetwiZe and Accenture started
in 2018 with running pilot workshops for a
selected group of 20.
Following these pilot workshops, we teamd up
again in 2019 and together with Neolis, developed
a new leadership program for Accenture’s
managers, senior managers and associate
directors. This tailor-made learning journey
shaped by Neolis combines training modules
on topics like personal productivity, innovation,
client relationship building and our very
own Positive Focus!
Throughout the programme, participants also
have 3 coaching sessions to translate the learnings
into concrete actions for themselves. This
programme had a pilot in February 2020 and
was scheduled to be launched in classroom format
as of September.
Francine Gordon (Human Capital Lead Accenture
BeLux): “More than 300 Accenture leaders will
benefit from this program over two years, boosting
their ability to grow as leaders in a constantly
changing world and contribute to sustainable
It’s clear that the positive focus at Accenture will
get a boost the coming years and will ensure
more employees take ownership in seizing opportunities
for company growth.
Invest in personal development
Look beyond the pure consultancy reality
Be aware of the responsibility that you can take yourself
Due to Covid-19, this programme has been
redesigned as a virtual experience offering the
same level of interactivity and impact as classroom
New mobile school Poland • Pomocna Dłon
15/10/2020 • 25/10/2020
Racibórz / Poland
It’s official: as of October 2020, we have 5 Polish
StreetSmart Wheels partners, bringing the
total to 58! The fifth Polish mobile school project
was implemented in Racibórz with brand
new partner Pomocna Dłoń.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided
not to organise any international StreetSmart
Wheels training until May 2021. So how were
we able to start up a new project? We have our
very skilled local trainers to thank for that! The
mobile school project in Racibórz was started
up by Robert Cieślar and Agnieszka Gabriel,
who both have extensive experience in working
with the mobile school in similar contexts
in Poland, in Bytom and Gliwice respectively.
Both our trainers and the local team made all
the necessary arrangements to set up COVIDproof
workshops and street sessions.
With the mobile school, Pomocna Dłoń is hoping
to reach the street-connected children and
youngsters they are not reaching with their
current offer. They will organise street sessions
in two different districts in Racibórz. The first
street sessions were a big hit!
themselves. The panel allows them to reflect on
the impact the pandemic has had, and is having,
on their lives.
The mobile school now starts its winter sleep in
Racibórz, but the trained local street educators
are already excited to hit the streets with their
brand new street-proof tool as soon as winter is
10 team members trained
Polish StreetSmart Wheels network strengthened
New COVID-19 discussion panel tested
Co-facilitator trained for (Polish) implementation expeditions
During the street sessions, the team was also
able to put our brand new COVID-19 discussion
panel to the test by getting feedback from
the real experts: the children and youngsters
StreetSmart Impact • Support
15/10/2020 • 27/03/2021
Lies De Vocht
Lore Stanson (intern)
StreetSmart Impact user
Thanks to our collaboration with VVSG, the
Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities,
youth workers of all central Flemish cities
can actively test out the StreetSmart Impact app
until the end of 2021. To guide them through
the implementation process, which was kicked
off in September, StreetSmart organised a
demo and three three-hour workshops for each
central city, to give insights into the model
behind StreetSmart Impact, to set up their
organisation on the platform and actively test
out the app and the web platform together.
The user manual explains how to use the web
platform actively and the reporting manual gives
insights into all dashboards and reports automatically
generated on the StreetSmart Impact
By making an inventory of questions asked in
demos and workshops, we also drew up a comprehensive
FAQ page, which can be consulted
on our website street-smart.be. This page will be
updated frequently, so users can easily find the
information they are looking for.
Flanders / Belgium
Offering continuous qualitative support is important
when implementing new technology.
That is why we regularly set up calls with the
organisations using the app.
To make sure we can offer qualitative support
to all organisations that will start using
StreetSmart Impact, we developed three manuals,
containing straight-forward, detailed
step-by-step explanations, that can be consulted
on our website. The customisation manual
explains how to set up your organisation on
StreetSmart Impact in the best way possible,
tailored to your way of working.
In April/May 2021, we will evaluate the functionality
and user-friendliness of the StreetSmart
Impact app as well as its added value for youth
workers. This will allow us to keep tailoring our
support to the needs of the youth workers.
Three user-friendly manuals
Comprehensive FAQ page
Radio Coronials • Music for Life Campaign
30/11/2020 • ...
Lies De Vocht
Volunteers campaign group
Flanders / Belgium
How do you discuss a complex topic like the
Coronavirus with children? How do you support
them in a period when an invisible enemy
is also turning their lives upside down? It
inspired the Mobile School volunteers for a
special Warmest Week campaign.
At Mobile School, we are confronted with the
enormous impact that the Coronavirus has on
children all over the world: due to lockdowns,
no fewer than 1.5 billion girls and boys could
not go to school; about 10 million of them will
probably never return to school. Many of them
are the street-connected children that our partners
work with on a daily basis.
In recent months, not being able to go to
school has also been a sad reality for Belgian
youth. And even if the schools are now open
again, a lot remains very different. Therefore in
the context of Studio Brussels’ Warmest Week,
Mobile School wanted to make an extra effort
this year for primary school children and their
themes, linked to Coronavirus issues. They look
at the children’s environment, but also at that
of street children. And together we look for the
opportunities that this crisis will undoubtedly
bring. Because everything will be fine in the end;
we are convinced of that.
Radio Coronials is available from November 30,
in Dutch, and is completely free. The module is
designed for children between 6 and 12 years
old. Teachers can easily further adapt it to the
specific needs and interests of their class(es).
“Really cool!”, said “competitor” Michèle Cuvelier
of Studio Brussels, when she talked about Radio
Coronials with volunteer Els.
5 videos and teaching module
Already over 250 views on the first episode
Over 250 downloads of the teaching module
In Radio Coronials, our volunteers developed a
pleasant online teaching module which gives
them the opportunity to reflect on the top performance
they are delivering. In 5 videos, with
accompanying teaching materials, radio stars
Els and Joachim address just as many relevant
STREETWIZE CLIENTS 2020
These clients bought workshops, experience-based training programmes, inspirational
talks or other services at StreetwiZe:
STREETSMART WHEELS PARTNERSHIPS
58 mobile schools in 30 countries
OUR ACTIVE PARTNERS IN 2020*
Kenya Good Neighbors (Kenya, Nairobi) • since 2005
Kivuko / Railway Children (Tanzania, Mwanza) • since 2011
Hope for Justice (Ethiopia, Hosanna) • since 2012
Yenege Tesfa (Ethiopia, Gondar) • since 2012
Yenege Tesfa (Ethiopia, Debark) • since 2016
Glad’s House (Kenya, Mombasa) • since 2016
Child Rescue Kenya (Kenya, Kitale) • since 2018
IPTK - Cerpi (Boliva, Sucre) • since 2005
COMPA Teatro Trono (Bolivia, Cochabamba) • since 2007
Las Hormiguitas (Nicaragua, Matagalpa) • since 2008
Alimentos para la Vida (Mexico, Querétaro) • since 2013
Fundación Los Cachorros (Peru, Ayacucho) • since 2016
Yolia Niñas de la Calle AC (Mexico, Mexico City) • since 2016
Mwema Children Centre (Tanzania, Karatu) • since 2018
AGOPODE (Togo, Lomé) • since 2019
GPAS (Poland, Warsaw) • since 2006
Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla (Poland, Krakau) • since 2008
ARSIS (Greece, Thessaloniki) • since 2009
Virlanie Foundation Inc. (Philippines, Manila) • since 2006
EkTara (India, Kolkata) • since 2017
Child Action Lanka (Sri Lanka, Kandy) • since 2020
PRAKSIS (Greece, Thessaloniki) • since 2009
Asociación Navarra Nuevo Futuro (Spain, Navarra) • since 2015
PRAKSIS (Greece, Patras) • since 2016
Ladies Union of Drama (Greece, Drama) • since 2017
*Some partners stopped the StreetSmart Wheels project or are currently not working
due to COVID-19, policital instability or other reasons.
Initiative for Social Change ARSIS (Albania, Tirana) • since 2019
Pal. J. Matulaicio socialinis centras (Lithuania, Vilnius) • since 2019
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions taken by governments worldwide, our local partners were forced to restructure their interventions. While the vast majority of partners was able
to stay in contact with their target groups, significantly less mobile school interventions were conducted this year as a result of lockdowns and social distancing measures. Some of our partners
were able to carefully restart their interventions in the second half of the year, but others are still waiting to get permission to take their mobile school out to the streets again.
“Maybe this crisis will help make the invisible people we work with visible, so people know they exist and need to be supported.
I know that, in one way or another, we will all keeping finding ways to be there for them.”
– Jessika Martinez - Alimentos para la Vida (Querétaro – Mexico)
SPECIAL THANKS TO
...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 our partners PSSB, Limeparts-
Drooghmans, Ijzerwaar 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 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, warm comforting hugs in hard
times and trust in the organisation.
...to the worldwide networks we are very
honoured to be part of.
...to community institution De Zande, Auxiliary
Prison Leuven & Rode Antraciet for
partnering with us in our experience-based
...to the organisations who give us strategic,
legal and digital transformation support.
...to our StreetwiZe clients for believing in
...to the Tomorrowland Foundation, Google.
org and Synergie for the financial support.
...to the EU and the province of Vlaams-
Brabant for the subsidies involving
the TECH4GOOD story and the capacity
building of our Sri Lankan Mobile School
With the support of the
of the European Union
MobileSchool.org developed a Coronials board game.
Want to know more? Check out p. 46
All StreetwiZe profits are invested in the StreetSmart projects for street children
Public investment funding
Cost €3.673,27 structure MS.ORG 2020
€ 1,09 million
€ 1,02 million
2020: 873.670 euro was invested to improve the sustainable development of individuals, organisations and society, starting from the strengths of street-connected children.
Independent non – executive directors are non remunerated and operate on a voluntary basis. Managing director, management and employees are remunerated based on the joint
committee grids of Belgian Social Cultural workers (PC 329.01).
Of total revue, 5% is public funding and 95% is private funding.
StreetwiZe covers 44% of the total cost of the Mobile School vzw.
€303.138,- of the total cost of StreetwiZe is directly invested in personal, team and
organisation development programmes for the clients.
In 2020 StreetwiZe transferred 100% of its profits €81.807,- to StreetSmart.
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people reached by
our awareness campaigns
visits on our educational content
platform StreetSmart Play
MSG IMPACT EVOLUTION
SS Wheels SS Digital MS.ORG SWZ
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 StreetSmart Wheels and the
start-up of StreetSmart.
StreetSmart Wheels impact
StreetSmart Digital impact
Our impact decreased in 2020 due to
COVID-19 restraints. StreetSmart Wheels
partners realised less activities and contacts
than the years before and StreetwiZe could
not deliver as much in-classroom training.
The average quality of contacts of the
StreetSmart Wheels partners increased with
8% in comparison with 2014.
This calculation is based on an assessment of the
StreetSmart Wheels partners.
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