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Bumalift to School now available at the Archbishop's Seminary School

Monday, August 8, 2016

Bumalift is proud to bring free carpooling to parents and children from the Archbishop's Seminary School.

Seminaries are primary institutions for forming men to serve as future priests. The diocese makes sure that seminarians have the best possible way to receive training on a theological, spiritual and pastoral level.

Environment is also very much at heart at the Seminary and that is why Bumalift is proud to bring carpooling to this great institution. 

Today, the Bumalift to School network is composed by nearly 300 clever parents who take turns driving their children to school, saving time, money and the planet at the same time!

Bumalift to School now available at all Maria Regina College Schools

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bumalift is proud to bring free carpooling to parents and children from all Maria Regina College schools.

Maria Regina College comprises nine schools, the majority of which are housed at the northern part of the island. The College network is made up of two Secondary Schools, six Primary Schools and one Adult Resource Centre.

All the college staff and students aim to be Creative, Innovative and Professional in the way they act.

Today, the Bumalift to School network is composed by more than 250 clever parents who take turns driving their children to school, saving time, money and the planet at the same time!

Bumalift to School now available at St. Joseph Mater Boni Consilii

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bumalift is proud to bring free carpooling to parents and children from St. Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School.

Inspired by gospel values and the teachings of St. Emilie, the school aims at giving girls a holistic education, developing their individual, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, creative and physical potential to the full.

The school was opened in 1910 and is involved in many green projects and encourages simple habits which make a difference such as carpooling, reduce waste, save electricity, or a policy for healthy eating.

Today, the Bumalift to School network is composed by more than 250 clever parents who take turns driving their children to school, saving time, money and the planet at the same time!

Bumalift to School now available at Verdala International School

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bumalift is proud to bring free carpooling to parents and children from the Verdala International School.

The school itself is located in the district of Pembroke on the edge of the urban area that extends to the west of the capital Valletta. Founded in 1976 as a day school to serve the children of expatriate families living in Malta, the VERDALA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL has grown to its current population of 400 students.

Today, the Bumalift to School network is composed by more than 250 clever parents who take turns driving their children to school, saving time, money and the planet at the same time!

Bumalift teams up with Debono Group

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 

Bumalift has the pleasure to announce an exclusive partnership with The Debono Group.

The Debono Group has always placed the customer first and has developed innovative approaches to provide exceptional customer experiences. Moreover, the group is passionate and proud of what they do. We, at Bumalift share the very same values and it was therefore natural for us to partner with such a well-renowned & respected brand.

We are in the process of defining a framework together as well as a long term plan to implement a sustainable carpooling structure in Malta.

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Chiswick School becomes the 6th school to propose the free Bumalift app to parents.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Bumalift established a new partnership with Chiswick School.

Bumalift had previously successfully been implemented in St Martin's College during October 2015.

Chiswick becomes the 6th school which proposes the free Bumalift app to parents who want to take turns bringing their children to school. An initiative strongly supported by Transport Malta.

The timing is right, with the Kappara junction Project starting, it will become increasingly more complicated for parents to drive their children to school and circulate within the affected areas. The Bumalift carpooling scheme will help lower traffic and will enable parents to drive in bus lanes (allowed for vehicles with 3+ occupants).

Today, the “Bumalift to School” network is composed of 200 parents and will soon be launched in new schools as the demand for alternative methods of transportation is very high in Malta.

The app is 100% free and can easily be found on Google and Apple stores.

Do you want your school to implement this initiative? Just leave us a message from our chatbox located at the bottom right of your screen and we'll contact your school!

The Bumalift to school initiative launches successfully at St Michael schools

Friday, January 22, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Bumalift, the community carpooling initiative, has successfully been launched at St. Michael Foundation this week.

Tens of parents have already signed up to become premium members, able to send their own invites and multiply their carpooling options.

The St. Michael Foundation provides a great education environment thanks to values based on hard work and respect.

The school believes that parents play a critical role in education as prime educators of their children. With this in mind, Bumalift also believes that by multiplying the community carpooling initiatives to school, the links that connect parents to their children become even more intense. Indeed, carpooling is a fantastic way to multiply and share experiences within any given comunity.

Do you want your school to implement this initiative? Just leave us a message from our chatbox located at the bottom right of your screen and we'll contact your school!

St. Catherine's High School becomes the latest addition to the Bumalift network.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

 

We are glad to welcome a new school within the Bumalift network with St. Catherine's High School.

The St. Catherine's High School community works collaboratively and professionally to attain its goals, focusing on creating learning outcomes that provide academic excellence, sound and active citizenship, and holistic personal and social development of all its students.

St Catherine's parents are now joining our network with already dozens of members registered from all parts of the island.

It's already the fourth establishment which chose to encourage a better way of transportation for pupils in Malta.

Do you want your school to implement this initiative? Just leave us a message from our chatbox located at the bottom right of your screen and we'll contact your school!

San Anton School becomes the third establishment to offer carpooling services to members.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

We are glad to announce that San Anton has joined the network of schools using BUMALIFT as their favourite carpooling system.

More than 900 students are now able to go to San Anton through a more secure and community-minded mode of transport.

Since its inception in 1988 as the original school of the Parents Foundation for Education, San Anton School is committed to instilling a quality education through a broad and balanced curriculum whilst promoting each student`s self-confidence and individuality, in a well-ordered environment. San Anton School also boasts a unique countryside location in Imselliet, extensive sports facilities together with a vast extra-curricular program.

Do you want your school to implement this initiative? Just leave us a message from our chatbox located at the bottom right of your screen and we'll contact your school!

The Bumalift to School initiative launches successfully at St Martin's College

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

St. Martin's college has always been a place where innovation is encouraged. This is not only valid for pupils but also for parents.

When we approached Nello Calleja (SMC Head of Operations), he immediately understood the value of our service and gladly introduced it to parents, who were also eager to find better ways of transportation for their children.

Most of the parents living in the same area (Sliema, St. Julian's, and Swieqi), they quickly started using our website together with the app, and we witnessed the development of multiple carpooling initiatives within this community. Not only transportation became more fun, but parents discovered that they were more involved in their children's education, thanks to sharing experiences with other parents and kids.

Today we are proud to announce that more schools are interested and we will soon launch this project together with them.

Do you want your school to implement this initiative? Just leave us a message from our chatbox located at the bottom right of your screen and we'll contact your school!

Bumalift launches at San Andrea School

Monday, January 4, 2016

San Andrea school is the second establishment which chose to encourage a better way of transportation for pupils in Malta.

The school is situated in the heart of the Maltese countryside at L-Imselliet (between Mosta and Mgarr). This is an ideal location which is easily accessible while providing a safe and healthy environment for the children.

School management was very quick in understanding the benefits of promoting carpooling to school: Reducing vehicles traffic around school, Tightening communities, and above all, Improving the safety of pupils.

Following San Andrea and St Martin's footsteps, many schools are now awaiting for our service to be available and we are working hard to satisfy all demands as soon as possible.

Do you want your school to implement this initiative? Just leave us a message from our chatbox located at the bottom right of your screen and we'll contact your school!

The Bumalift app is now available to iPhone and Android users

The Bumalift app is now available to iPhone and Android users

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The only Maltese carpooling to schools app is now available for all iPhone and Android users.

After signing up on our website for free, you will be invited to download our app.

From the palm of your hand, you will then be able to customize your profile and invite other parents to set up your own carpooling initiative. Hassle-free.

The Bumalift mobile application works on all Apple products as well as all Android mobile phones and tablets.

With an intuitive geolocation system and the possibility to call other carpoolers directly from the app, this is definitely a must-have for everybody struggling with transportation. Try it, you will love it

Why does Transport Malta support us?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Maltese authorities understood a while ago how the issues related to transport affect the everyday's lives of Maltese citizens. Many initiatives have been undertaken in order to encourage a more fluid and eco-friendly traffic on the island. Indeed Transport Malta decided to focus on 3 key areas:

- Find long-term solutions to the daily traffic congestion
- Invest further in Maltese roads
- Create incentives for cleaner transport solutions

To improve traffic management, Transport Malta reached out to Bumalift to cut down the number of cars on the road through a clever application leading to hassle-free carpooling. 

All parents know how tricky and time-consuming the task of taking their children to school has become. It is also often one of the main triggers to massive road traffic issues. 

Thanks to the Bumalift app, parents from the same school are now able to contact each other and organize their own carpooling initiative in just a few minutes. 

The app is already available for parents of students that attend St. Martin’s College but we will not stop there. Many parents already showed interest in adding their schools to the Bumalift network and we are already in touch with more than 10 schools to initiate the switch.

Not only we are pushing for more schools to answer to the growing demand but the availability will then be expanded to churches, places of work, or shopping trips.

 

The Bumalift team

About Us

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Bumalift team is composed of Shaun Grech (co-founder), Kevin Farrugia (co-founder), and Guillaume Pons (UX manager). Kevin and Shaun are also the proud founders of Incredible Web, a web and mobile development company with a proven track record of success.

The Bumalift idea was born at the University of Malta a few years ago when Shaun and Kevin were classmates, eager to build the best community carpooling platform that Malta deserves. Since then, they worked together with school staff, parents, and kids to improve what has now became Bumalift to School.

On their path, they met Guillaume, a French citizen with an extensive online experience. Together, they were able to strengthen the Bumalift concept and bring it to multiple schools across the island.

Want to get in touch? Email us at info@bum-a-lift.com