It all started when...
Our Founder, Dan Sutera, took a trip to visit rural Zambia in 2008. After 10 years of growing startup companies, two of which cracked the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America, he was looking for his next challenge.
In Zambia, he met David Seidenfeld, who had spent years doing the Peace Corps, PhD work, and building a school with the help of his colleague, Mike Weiss. Together, they created Impact Network, and began building more schools in rural Zambia to bring educational access to out-of-school children.
By 2011, we had built 5 community schools, operated by the community. But after completing these construction works, we realized that while the buildings were impressive, the level of education was inadequate. Thus, in 2011, we shifted our focus beyond the build, and created the eSchool 360 system – a holistic eLearning solution to deliver a high-quality education, while keeping costs to a minimum.
In 2017, we launched an ambitious expansion project to bring the eSchool 360 to 35 additional schools, combined with a rigorous evaluation conducted by American Institutes for Research.
Today we operate in 40+ schools and serve over 4,000 students.