The Edutainer® is an ‘instant classroom’ made from a 12 meter (40 foot) shipping container, ideal for pre-school classrooms, taking up to 25 children.
The Edutainer® is an innovative and practical way to address the problem of scarce, inferior early childhood education in South Africa. The conversion process ensures that the Edutainer® is fitted with windows and doors, insulated, electrified, furnished, and then delivered to a community and installed on prepared concrete footings. The Edutainer® is plentifully stocked with carefully selected books, teaching aids, and educational toys. Edutainers® are usually used as pre-schools for three to five year olds in poorer areas where there are no existing preschool facilities or those that are available are substandard at best, to provide and safe and productive learning environment.
The extensive conversion transforms the container into a bright, airy classroom which includes: insulated ceilings, large windows, a heating fan, soft-board, chalkboard, sheet vinyl flooring, electricity, burglar bars, a lockable cupboard, shelving, and coat-hooks. The Edutainer® is decorated on the outside with durable weather resistant paint, and filled with school furniture and educational toys. The Edutainer® is also adapted for disabled children with a wide door, ramp, and support bars.
The Bright Kid Foundation infrastructure team builds the Edutainer® footings and then delivers the container to a selected site. Edutainers® are donated to carefully chosen early learning NGO’s with a sound infrastructure and well trained teachers.
Converted containers solve the difficult problem of building in remote areas. In addition to the Edutainer® pre-schools, we are also producing Booktainer® Libraries in response to community needs.