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, Dr.ir. 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).
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.
BELINK ACADEMY MEMBERS
PAST UT TEAM STUDENT MEMBERS
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.