Our adventures support the development of core skills including investigation, perspective taking, critical thinking and empathy-building As a result, the courses connect not only to curricular content but to a school’s broader objectives in supporting students’ social, mental and emotional growth and well-being

Step 1

Choose the format

Choose from one of three packages:

Core: We provide lesson plans and materials. You facilitate the lesson.

Plus: We provide lesson plans, materials and prerecorded facilitation.

Specialist: We provide expert, live facilitation alongside lesson plans and materials.

Bonus: You can add live sessions from the field to any of the packages.

Step 2

Choose your adventure

Select a theme or SDG you wish to explore (See our adventures for more information).

Interested in a different topic? Drop us a line we may have some ideas!

Step 3

Go on your adventure

– Form Teams

– Choose who to speak to & what questions to ask

– Earn points as you explore – by answer questions & completing challenges

 – Trade points for real impact in communities 

– Go deeper by connecting live with the community (optional add on)

Learn more about our programs in Schools and Universities

Do you want your students to grow as competent and active Global Citizens? We connect your classroom with communities & change makers to bring the Sustainable Development Goals to life.

Connecting to the classroom

Thanks to our collaborations with curriculum experts, our adventures have been successfully adapted for:

    • ages 10 to 18 
    • subjects including Geography, Business studies/economics, Social studies, Global studies 

Learning outcomes

Our adventures support the development of core skills including investigation, perspective taking, critical thinking and empathy-building. As a result, the courses connect not only to curricular content but to a school’s broader objectives in supporting students’ social, mental and emotional growth and well-being.  

Some of the core skills we teach:   

  • Systems Thinking
  • Compass Sustainability Tool
  • Iceberg Model for Deeper Understanding
  • Systems Maps for Sustainability 
  • Going further with more research (MISO)

    Special Events

    Go beyond the classroom environment and engage an entire year group or school with a special sustainability-themed event 

    • Tie it in with an important date in your school calendar
    • Customise the event, from as little as 1 hour to a week 

    Extended Projects

    Simply by taking a MAD program, you have already created positive impact for both your students and our global community partners.  

    But for the students who are eager to go further, we offer these meaningful opportunities for extension:
     

    • Student-led action:
      • Inspired by the topic they have engaged with in our programs, students will be able to form 3 Zero clubs and become advocates for change on a local or global level. 
    • Mentorship:
      • Our network of social entrepreneurs can mentor groups of students as they complete projects or volunteering missions which directly impact our partner organisations. As an example, we provided a 10 week volunteer CAS program for the International School of Manila. Contact us to find out more.

    We assist universities and business schools in integrating sustainability, social entrepreneurship and emerging markets into their curriculum.

    SDG Workshops

    Short courses (90-180 mins) which combine interactive adventures with live interactions, focusing on a specific sustainability theme. 

    Students receive:

    • Access to the adventure, as well as supplementary content (video, audio & written), which bring a topic to life
    • Live interaction with stakeholders (entrepreneurs, community leaders)

    Choose:

    • A theme(s)  – or SDG – you wish to explore  
    • See ‘Our Adventures’ for more information
    • Interested in a different topic? Drop us a line – we may have some ideas!

    The Adventure (asynchronous or live):

    Students

    • Form Teams
    • Choose who to speak to & what questions to ask
    • Earn points as you explore – by answer questions & completing challenges
    • Trade points for real impact (can link) in communities 

    The interaction (live)

    Go deeper by connecting with the community or entrepreneur

    • Ask questions for deeper understanding  
    • Share reflections
    • Get feedback on output

    Full Course

    A fully integrated course (15-25 hours), taught by MAD, which can represent credit-bearing modules. 

    • Interactive video adventures ensure continuous immersion, during both live & asynchronous learning 
    • Students mentored by leading social entrepreneurs across south-east Asia
    • Online or hybrid format
    • Includes assessment  
    • Customisable curriculum, which may include any or all of the following modules:
      • Introduction to social entrepreneurship / emerging markets / the Sustainable Development Goals
      • Design thinking
      • Purposeful career planning
      • Impact management
      • ESG 
      • Cross-cultural communication  
      • Innovation, especially reverse innovation (learning from emerging markets)
    • Suitable for different subjects, including: entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, project management, Development studies, Social studies, Geography

      From elementary schools to MBA students & corporate professionals, institutions around the world have already partnered with MAD. Read what they’ve said:

      As an educator, I found hearing from those involved in social entrepreneurship very inspiring and helped me provide students with direction in their own thinking and activism. I can’t recommend them enough!

      Jennifer D. Walrod, Director of Global Education The Harker School 🇺🇸

      MAD’s Interactive Adventure was a welcome change to our routine and my students appreciated the unique opportunity to learn how people live so differently around the world.

      Melisa Pubil, American Community School Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪

      “[MAD Courses’] social entrepreneurship [program] was one of my most captivating and inspiring classes. We became deeply involved in the projects and learnt very effectively thanks to a hands-on approach of pedagogy.”

      Lea, ESSEC Singapore Business School 🇸🇬

       

      “The MAD experience fundamentally challenged some of my preconceptions about business. This experience really exposed me to a whole sphere of the world and business that I never even knew existed and I am better off for it. I was able to form perspectives and understand the world of social enterprises and for-good businesses by actually interacting with them.”

      James, University of Sydney 🇦🇺

      “With connection and authenticity at the heart of MAD, each experience has provided me with novel and profound knowledge about business, sustainability, and global citizenship.

      MAD has inspired me to apply a well-rounded approach to social initiatives and completely shifted my view on global interconnectivity.”

      Margi, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business 🇺🇸

       

      The MAD online class I attended was more than a simple class. It was a concrete, authentic, and inspiring interaction with two social entrepreneurs in the Philippines. I believe this experience will have a long-lasting impact on my professional path.”

      Héloïse, HEC Paris Business School  🇫🇷

      “The videos that they made not only explained these concepts really clearly, and in an engaging way but showcased this in a Philippine context, which is not something we’ve been able to find anywhere else.  Raf, Andrea and Tom also joined in some of our lessons via zoom to do a Q&A and they were a big hit with the students.  They were able to answer questions knowledgeably and clearly whilst also asking questions to help students to develop their ideas.”

      Lindsay, Teacher at International School of Manila 🇵🇭

       

      “Many students left the programme equipped with new knowledge, and renewed inspiration to serve the communities they are in. The programme was well attended by more than 50 participants from across ASEAN, China, and India, and we have received very positive feedback from the participants.”

      Dr. Yap, Director at Singapore University of Social Sciences 🇸🇬

       

      Let us help you get started on this adventure!