Roadmap for 2021 & Beyond
Looking Forward: Pilot Project
We are building the world's first 3D printed school in the Southern region of Madagascar.
Thinking Hut v1.0
Hut v1.0 will be used as a prototype to test the portability, and cost effectiveness of our design. We will use locally-sourced materials, remaining conscious of our environmental impact, and implement more additive manufacturing processes as the technology advances, adapting to each community's environment.
Initial plans call for solar power, internet access, desks, chairs, and tables. The Hut will have a secure door and operating windows. We are working on designs that accommodate additional students.
Thinking Huts believes in the philosophy of “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Operating with this guiding principle, Thinking Huts will not dictate the day-to-day operations of the school but rather partner with communities to provide physical education infrastructure while supporting creativity and innovation. Working with experts in several fields, Thinking Huts will put together educational resources in various subject areas, including:
- Health & Awareness
- Life Skills (farming, sustainable agriculture)
- Advanced & Personalized Learning Options for Students
Think Cloud - Online Learning
The Thinking Huts learning experience will involve the exchange of ideas between Huts. Using HTML 5.0 and open source learning applications, Thinking Huts will support an Online Portal for students and teachers to access additional resources and work with virtual groups to allow for a collaborative learning experience.
Working with education partners around the world, Thinking Huts will develop both online and offline seminar programs to enhance the educational experiences of the students.
Think Box - Learning Kit
In areas where there is significant need but funding is not immediately available, Thinking Huts will send Think Boxes to select locations.
Increasing global access to education requires an integrated and synergistic effort among nonprofit organizations and companies who share our values. Our partnership program will enable us to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of young people and the surrounding communities.
Thinking Huts invites individuals who are passionate about education and interested in raising awareness of our work to become a Thinking Huts Ambassador.