INVITING EDUCATORS TO LEAD
INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH
For Educators, ThinkImpact is an opportunity to lead your classroom into the field and watch innovation at work. Whatever your discipline, timeframe, or area of interest, our staff will custom design an institute using our award-winning ThinkImpact curriculum as a backbone, and your syllabus or interests as the field manifestation.
We do it all. No hassles, no unknown local partners.
We have deep in-country networks, and experience with groups of all backgrounds and sizes.
And our staff that knows what it means achieve your vision.
Frankly, there is no one else like us.
We build long-term, sustainable relationships with rural, developing communities where no one else works.
Our Institutes are totally immersive, innovative and impactful, and not curated, or off-the-shelf.
INNOVATIVE & NEW
Our work is award-winning in the innovation and entrepreneurship space.
We're always launching new initiatives, and improving our methodology. Check out our UncoveryLab, Portfolio or Public Health, or Energy & the Environment tracks for a sense of the groundbreaking work we're accomplishing with your students in the field.
We’ve worked with universities and professors in all degree areas (Undergrad, graduate, MBA etc) and in departments ranging from: sociology, health, economics, engineering, business to many others.
We offer a chance to take your classroom where no one else is taking theirs: immersed deeply in a rural communities in developing countries, working with conscientious entrepreneurs on how to start or grow a business. One of our pillars of emphasis is sustainability, so that the work you do can be brought back to the classroom and used for years ahead.
Our approach is built on two principles:
Working on identifying assets instead of needs.
Collaborating in partnership instead of as a solution.
With ThinkImpact you and your students will have an experience that will not only train you in design thinking, social entrepreneurship and fieldwork; you’ll start or contribute to a real enterprise that can generate incomes, promote health, feed, empower community engagement, or educate, to name a few.
We measure your impacts, so both you and your local partner can see your progress, and leave the institute with results to point to and an enterprise that we will tirelessly support. Your students will be able to follow updated progress online and use it in the classroom, applying for jobs and as an inspiration for future work.
Where We Work!
ThinkImpact operates in Rwanda, Panama, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. All institutes have an innovative and collaborative focus while allowing a considerable amount of flexibility for you to leverage your own interests and ideas. The institute is all about you and the community members you team up with – not a strict schedule, class time, or project.
You may be entranced by the Land of a Thousand Hills (Rwanda), the Happiest Country on Earth (Panama), or may have to limit your time abroad to enable a summer internship. Whatever your requirements, there is an Institute for you.
Our Country Directors are experienced and active social entrepreneurs and citizens of their countries. Their staff is composed of local folks eager to work alongside innovators and collaborators.
The countries we work in each have their own unique entrepreneurial histories and strengths. Take an opportunity below to get to know a little bit more about the institutes in the countries we work in through stories of our institutes and staff.