Whole Child Model

wcm_graphic For over 10 years, STS has developed, refined, and delivered the Whole Child Model—a holistic, broad-based set of interventions that establish the conditions of success for children in school. Education, health, and engaged communities are key components of a productive learning environment. However, these areas are often addressed independently of one another. What differentiates STS from other organizations is its integrated approach. The Whole Child Model is designed to address each of these areas simultaneously so that children can enjoy quality education in a healthy environment and with supportive and engaged communities.

Education: STS builds the conditions of success in schools through interactive learning, local language instruction, teacher and community training, early childhood education, and girls’ empowerment.

Health: STS creates healthy learning environments through school health policies, provision of school medical supplies, clean water, latrines, nutrition, and health workshops for teachers and students.

Engagement: STS promotes engagement in learning through community partnerships, effective school management training, parental involvement in education, and cross-cultural learning opportunities.

Active Teaching and Learning

School-to-School International focuses its teacher training efforts on all teachers in grades 1-6 in Africa in order to ...

Girls’ Education Project

While working with our partner schools in Coastal Guinea, STS has consistently witnessed girls struggling to complete el...

Pen Pal Program

The pen pal program has been suspended for the 2015-16 school year. We hope to reinstate the program next year. In past ...

School Health and Nutrition

With support from the Alcoa Foundation, STS has implemented the Alcoa School Health and Education Project (ASHE) in all ...

Parental and Community Involvement

School-to-School International believes that parental and community involvement is essential for the success of our prog...