Dear IMPACT students,
We hope that our programme will capture your imagination and innovative spirit and help you to grasp complex global issues, translate problems into local solutions, and benefit others in the wider community.
During IMPACT, you will be introduced to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and be challenged to work together in teams to solve problems using design thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset. This is a rare opportunity to learn in the moment within the wider context of real-world issues. In your team, you will work together through four different phases – Awareness, Action, Advocacy and Agency – collaborating as innovators for social good in order to create a better, post-pandemic world.
The learning in the moment context for IMPACT means that you will be working on the same issues at the same time as world leaders. Around the globe, solutions are needed for problems caused by the pandemic. For example, distribution of the vaccine and who gets it first, efficacy of testing, managing fake news, dealing with the economic impact of lockdowns or youth unemployment. You will be tasked with identifying a problem related to one of the UN SDGs and creating an innovation to solve it.
Your team will have to work collaboratively through all the topics in order to be certificated IMPACT Ambassadors. You will need to build on your academic studies in the classroom and will develop core skills of leadership, enterprise and innovation to prepare you for your next stage of school life, university and beyond.
We can’t wait to see the amazing innovations you and your team come up with!