“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall”

Roald Dahl

Peekaboo! No, PEEKA-DO!

noun, pee-kuh-doo OR /piːkəˈduː/ 

Have you ever noticed that the game of ‘Peekaboo’ exists around the world, may last for hours, entertain for years & can conjure the biggest of giggles from even the shyest of babies?

 For our children, who have so much to learn, Peekaboo awards them the lesson that they’ll carry throughout their lives; the idea that even though they can’t see something (like your smiling face), it still exists!

 And much like this game of the ages, we encourage parents to DO just that, to discover new worlds with their children; finding what is hidden, whether behind the curtain or within our boxes, between the pages of a book: Let’s Peekado!

KIRSTEN ROCK KEOGH

Positive Storyteller & Entrepreneur

Once upon a time in a land of sun, sand and skyscrapers, there lived a girl who spent most of her time getting lost in between the aisles of a bookstore or drinking buckets of green tea with her nose in a book.

She has been fascinated with reading and learning for as long as she can remember. This grew even further when she took a magical trip abroad to spend time volunteering in a kindergarten – this is where her passion for early learning & child development took place.

The gift of reading sparks imagination and curiosity of the world around us. It helps us to focus and build confidence in communicating.

 “Books open my mind to a world full of possibilities

Peekado is more than just a business; it combines my love for reading & self development, together with my entrepreneurial drive.

PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE WALKING SCHOOL BUS

The Walking School Bus is a research-based Registered Charity with the ultimate goal to provide access to education. It achieves this by working with its partner-communities to enhance Transportation to get students to school safely, Nutrition to ensure students have proper sustenance to focus and learn, and Curriculum to help enhance student literacy and enhance their education.

In collaboration with its partner-schools in India and Uganda, The Walking School Bus establishes a unique program with each community to enhance educational outcomes. The ultimate goal is to provide and enhance education through its holistic, research-based approach of (1) Transportation, (2) Nutrition, and (3) Curriculum.
 
While searching for solutions to the problem of access to education, TWSB researchers learned that when students would arrive at school, they did not have adequate access to Nutrition – a prerequisite for education. Finally, while working in the classrooms, it was discovered that high rates of teacher absenteeism and a lack of teacher fluency were obstacles that negatively impacted student literacy – the number one predictor of academic success. TWSB then started working to improve curriculum through an innovative reading application called SiMBi in their Solar-powered Classrooms.
 
The Walking School Bus works with multiple partner communities in both India and Uganda to problem solve educational access! Learn more and get involved at http://thewalkingschoolbus.com