Chee Jian Le
Celeste Chua Chi Hui
Ng Etyan
Nurul Tasneem Binti Abd Khair
Sarmila Muniandy
Satish Varman A/L Prasad
Tan Yi Khang

About the Project

SANDBOX is a versatile and portable school made from used shipping containers and it is separated into 2 containers namely visual room and skill room. For visual room, it adopts a multisensory learning approach whereby it enhances special needs on a personal level in the aspects of motor skills, mental health, physical functioning abilities and behavioral management. Meanwhile, skill room focuses on skillsets training that enables them to learn independence and tap into their interest which gives them an opportunity to excel in development and life. With SANDBOX, we aim to provide quality and accessible education that caters to the precise needs of low to high functioning special needs students all around Malaysia.

The sustainable development goals that we have chosen is SDG 4. SDG 4 primarily focuses on quality education where it aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Hence, our goal here is to understand and eventually develop an innovative solution that addresses our target audience needs in enhancing their quality education.

After discussing with the team, we decided to choose special needs children as our target audience. This is because, we realized that in Malaysia, special needs are often deprived of education and not focused upon. Furthermore, we are also aware that most of the time, the society portrays them negatively by marginalizing and labelling them as incapable. Consequently, this not only causes public negligence towards the importance of educating special needs, it also indirectly takes away their chances to learn and to be educated. With this, we are certain that special needs children are the most prominent target audience as they have not been given inclusive, equitable and lifelong learning opportunities.

Thus, the main objective of this project is to identify the challenges encountered by special needs children and understand the current conditions of their learning environment in order to identify and pinpoint unnoticed factors that limits them to have access to quality education. From this, we then can provide a modified education system that accommodates educational feasibility for children with special needs.

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