MAPS has been working in the education sector since 2012, focusing specifically on the importance of primary education. MAPS has done hundreds of workshops, seminars and community sessions on education, children enrollment & eradication of child labor. They are running a project from 2016 in which they are providing the opportunities for child laborers to get educated,
The project they have designed, “Digital Street School” will aim to identify victims of child labor who aren’t able to attend school and learn via the typical schooling system. They will establish a school where they’ll engage a specific community & teach them primary educations via digital learning system (i.e. Tablets, Laptops, Multimedia).
Hope and Dreams Initiative
Hope and Dreams Initiative focuses on a deep, systemic transformation within schools in underserved areas in Nigeria that will increase school performance, knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding menstrual health among girls in public schools. Hope and Dreams Initiative is taking one child, one school and one community at a time to ensure that no girl misses school because of lack of sanitary pads, no child finishes secondary school and can’t read or write, and no child leaves schools without knowing basic hygiene practices.
Kitabu Buk Project
The words Kitabu- Buk are from the Swahili dialect- “Kitabu” meaning book and the luo dialect, “Buk” meaning book. It is literally a book to book project. The concept of the organization is that those who have excess new or old text books that they are not using, should donate them to others who cannot afford. It started on 12th August, 2014. They have changed the lives of over 500 students in these schools this year.
The Kakuma project is a group of more than 280 teachers from 60 countries over 6 continents willing to offer free education via Skype. This project was set up in April 2015 when the team sent some laptops to the Kakuma Refugee Camp (Kenya) and started to teach via Skype. Imagine up to 200 students taking a look at one single laptop screen. They offer knowledge (Maths, Science, English, Religion) to the refugees. This project allows students from across the world to connect with refugees which gives them a the right perspective of refugees' lives. Students from 6 continents are able to have a chat about culture, hobbies, habits and religion. This intercultural exchange has allowed teachers to bring empathy into their classrooms.