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To mark our 5th year, we've put together our SBP2020 Diary of Gigs & Generosity.

Events & ideas to set up your own.

Do join in - have some fun helping us to continue working for the right to education for all refugees.

Click on the diary for  latest version, click 

& email us  to tell us what you're doing  too!


The School Bus Project was set up in 2015 by educators &  community activists. We provide expertise &  capacity for refugee education programmes,

serving as an umbrella for a number of learning programmes & partnerships.

SBP is a UK charity with a small project team: click here to meet some of them!.


...everyone has a right to an education.
If you can't go to school, then maybe school can come to you.
The School Bus Project supports children and young people in continuing their education. We also work with adult learners.



Volunteering opportunities

are currently on hold for programmes in Northern France and Greece.

We are looking for superstars

to help us develop

SBP local hubs around the UK

to build capacity for the next 5 years: just click here to email us for a chat!


  • We design & support mobile learning provision for refugee projects.

  • We provide expertise, training, resources + moral and financial support.

  • We highlight the agenda for migrants, refugees & displaced people.

  • We work with some amazing individuals and partners, including those here.

  • We do our best to reflect Article 26 of the UN  Declaration of Human Rights.​

250+ registered volunteer educators

Volunteer Training programmes

15 mobile schools set up to meet refugee needs

UK support network of schools & Universities

2020 onwards

Supporting refugee 

learning & rights

in the UK

& in Europe


Early Years 

& adult skills 


in Greece

£100k+ raised since 2015

to support refugee learning


Early years,

childrens services & adult education in France

In an average year, we raise around £30,000 and we do a lot with it.

We are a standalone charity, with no central administration costs:

This is thanks to practical and financial support from CSNET

and to the free time given to project management by our Trustees.

In the last four years, The School Bus Project has supported:

  • 10 mobile schools for refugees in indoor and outdoor settings

  • Up to 500 learning contacts every week

  • Up to 150 learners a day 

  • Over 100 volunteer educators involved in SBP programmes

  • Research, media coverage and policy development 

  • Partners planning and delivering education projects in Europe and beyond.


Education helps to develop and define our identities.


While we need food, water, security and shelter, we also need to feel that we are a living part of the world we inhabit.

We have supported education activity in Northern France since 2015 and programmes in the UK and in Greece since 2019

Going forward, we are developing new working partnerships,

so we can have greater impact

and use resources to best effect.

Using a variety of teaching spaces and resources,

we give people a chance to continue their education, develop skills, take language classes & prepare for a better life.

Our work:

  • Supports well being, recovery & social integration

  • Promotes personal development.

  • Creates a sense of some normality, in a really tough situation.

  • Helps keep children & young people healthy & safe.

  • Offers hope for the future.

#Calais2017 Declaration

The following statement was written by one of our refugee students

working with us on the Big Yellow Bus in November 2017. 

"I go to school, because I want to be a politician.

My dream is to be a politician because I want to give peace for my country.


That is why I'm choosing a political career.

People will vote for me because I’m honest and I will give a better life for them.


If I was a leader,  one law I will make is:

Everyone has a right to have school, to go to Education – whether poor or rich.


Education is the most important thing for life.

Without education life is not good.

Education is a key of life.

For example, if someone asked you to read this letter and you can't, you feel ashamed.


If I know how to read – first I help myself, second I help those who need it."

#Article 26

of the United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Everyone has the right to education.

Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages.
Elementary education shall be compulsory.

Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

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