Container Classroom

Belfate, Honduras

 Oxford University researchers predict that in the next 20 years 47 percent of at USA jobs will be automated. http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about/news/new-study-shows-nearly-half-of-us-jobs-at-risk-of-computerisation If this report holds true around, then we have the potential of separating classes. Those that are highly trained and employed those that are lacking training and are unemployed.


 
In the USA most all students have access to formal and informal training and can prepare for the future of atomization. What about developing countries who lack basic educational needs and resources.


 The summer of 2017 our founder Mr. Copes was given a tour of Belfate, Honduras by their Mayor Danniel Gaverette. He was impressed that this mayor kept the local school open seven days a week. During the weekday the local towns people (students) attend the school where on the weekends he sends trucks into the mountains to pick up students who have no or little access to education so they can attend school. The school taught basic subject material but lacked skilled trades training.


This was an eye opening moment for what opportunities will these students have to live and thrive in the year 2030 and beyond. Armed with this information SKY ventured out to make a difference in the training needs of the kids in this community. SKY launched a project that would convert and recycle shipping containers into skilled trades laboratories. Recruiting three Alabama schools, SKY committed to supply the community of Belfate, Honduras with four container classrooms. These classrooms consist of:


Welding Laboratory                                                  Built by the SKY organization
Woodworking/Construction Laboratory         Built by Eufaula City Schools
Small Engine/Auto Mechanics                             Built by the Bibb County Career Academy
Computer Laboratory                                             Built by Satsuma High School


These containers make for an instant setup up and secure buildings/classroom. Essentially these labs will be placed side by side, and once the double doors are open on each of the containers we have built the Belfate community an instant Skilled Trades School. This school coupled with SKY’s Sister School project can provide this community with the skilled training that they will need to thrive in a world of automation.


The United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG’s)


The Sister School Project will provide good teachers to students around the world thus helping meet the Sustainability Development Goal set by the United Nations. Sister School connections and networks will support, strengthen and supplement classrooms around the world