Joëlle Steendam
Joëlle Steendam
Joëlle Steendam
Eva de Wit



EDUbox is a self-contained, off-grid and modular learning environment, part of our Humanitarian Engineering action.

The EDUbox is funded through the Orange Knowledge Programme TMT+ project, sponsored by Nuffic and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and acquired by Dr. Alberto Martinetti, Peter Chemweno (DPM-ET Department), Belink Academy (Nesar Moshtaq, Arash Kargar) and Yarmouk University to provide technical vocational education and training (TVET) to underserved communities. The EDUbox is managed by EDUBox stichting (kvk: 83891560).

The EDUbox is meant to be a flexible learning environment, with a "hands-on" lab included, able to be shipped and used in almost all the environments. The EDUbox follows the STEM classification as a base for its flexible learning setup.

In the coming months, the detailed engineering will take place as well as the manufacturing of the prototype, which will be shipped to Jordan for a testing phase in the first quarter of 2022. Click on the image below to see the full timeline.


UT team members

For the detail engineering phase, EDUbox has a diverse international team comprised of both staff and master students.



Joëlle Steendam (IDE) - Joëlle has generated a conceptual design for EDUbox as a modular classroom in a shipping container for her bachelor thesis.

Jan-Maarten Schaapman (ME) - Jan-Maarten Schaapman (ME) has worked on a structural analysis of the container for his bachelor thesis.

Józef Doering (ME) - Józef has worked on thermal and energy analysis for an assignment as part of his exchange semester at the UT.

Eva de Wit (IDE) - Eva has developed interior furniture for the EDUbox.

David Otim Too (Uganda), Job Maveke Mambua (Kenya), Ermiyas Tefera Yigtelu (Ethiopia), Hailekiros Woldegerima (Ethiopia), Naftali Kiplagat (Kenya) - Exchange students of Erasmus+ projects involved in the design and engineering of different aspects of EDUbox.

Evert van der Hook (ME), Alexander de Kok (IDE), Ashutosh Dilip (ME) - They provided the Solidworks and technical drawings for the EDUbox.

Margaret Dietrich (ATLAS) - Margaret developed a suitability analysis for identifying the best locations to deploy the EDUbox.

Silas Nethe (IDE) - Silas designed an evolution of the EDUbox for agricultural purposes: the AGRIbox.