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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Education

Start date of service provision: Sep 2018

Capital raised (minimum): 0 (USD 0)

Max potential outcome payment: JPY 185m


In order to provide more support to children who have various problems and cannot fit into the existing school system, they encourage the service users to attend Smile Factory and receive educational counselling, as well as to promote social independence of the service users (students) through the guidance at Smile Factory. The Smile Factory is a free school that accepts students of all ages, from elementary school to high school (only elementary school to junior high school for this SIB project). Toy Box operates Smile Factory and provides educational counselling to children and their parents with various special needs such as withdrawal, LD (learning disabilities), ADHD (attention deficit disorder), and developmental disabilities. In general, free schools offer group classes, but Smile Factory also offers individual classes for children who are not comfortable in group classes.

Target population

Children with various special needs such as LD (learning disabilities), ADHD (attention deficit disorder), and other developmental disabilities.



  • Japan

Service delivery locations

  • Ikeda-City, Osaka

Involved organisations

Commissioners/outcome payers

Service Providers


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Outcome metrics

  • Phase1: Number of days of attendance at Smile Factory and original schools.
  • Phase2: Number of days of attendance at Smile Factory and original schools and the number of educational consultations.
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