About Us

Impact(Ed) uses the power of media to transform education and help young people thrive.

Launched by Discovery (soon to be Warner Bros. Discovery) in 1997, Impact(Ed) International has opened new doors to education for over 2.6 million students in 16 countries, and tens of millions more through television and mass media initiatives around the world.

Our Approach

We embrace a proven, highly collaborative and holistic approach to improve student learning and life outcomes. A child’s ultimate success is built on what happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Public and private partnerships at all levels are a hallmark of our work from national and local ministries of education to school leaders and teachers.

Collaborate

at the national level with Ministries of Education and local communities to create long-term, sustainable change.

Train

teachers in student-centered learning, gender equity and social inclusion, 21st Century Skills, differentiated learning and the best techniques in literacy and mathematics.

Design

media solutions by, with, and for target audiences with precise messages for a defined purpose.

Deploy

EdTech with a clear purpose, relevant content, significant teacher training, and technology that can be sustained locally.

The Board

Carole Wainaina

Carole Wainaina served as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management at the United Nations between 2014-2017. She is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Africa50 Infrastructure Fund.

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William Asiko

William Asiko is the chief executive officer of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF). ICF is a donor-funded international organization that works with receptive governments in Africa to remove barriers to both foreign and domestic investment in their respective countries.

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Doug Baker

Douglas R. Baker is Chief Financial Officer at Learning Care Group, a position he has held since September 2017.

As CFO, Baker leads Learning Care Group’s Finance, IT and Real Estate functions in addition to its strategic growth initiatives as the company furthers its leadership role among childcare providers through educational excellence and outstanding customer service.

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Jack Fields

Jack Fields is the CEO of Twenty-First Century Group (TFCG), a one-of-a-kind boutique political consulting firm. Prior to the founding of TFCG, Fields represented the 8th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980 to 1997.

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Willard Freeman

Willard O. Freeman has more than 25 years of experience in representing numerous developers, corporations, law firms and government agencies in complex real estate transactions. He successfully completed the leasing of 800 Ninth Street, SW to the General Services Administration.

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Mark Hollinger

A 24-year veteran of Discovery Communications, Mark Hollinger most recently served as president and CEO for Discovery Networks International (DNI), resigning his role in 2014. During his tenure, Hollinger oversaw the strategic development and daily operations of a division that distributed 44 entertainment brands in 45 languages.

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William Irwin

William Irwin is a retired Chevron executive, where he spent a career in engineering and operations disciplines. He concentrated on the international arena, focusing on Africa, South America and southeast Asia.

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Anthony V. Lupo

Anthony Lupo, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Arent Fox LLP, serves as a member of the firm’s executive committee, co-chairs the Intellectual Property practice, and chairs the Fashion, Luxury Goods & Retail group.

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Aric Noboa

Aric Noboa is responsible for the vision, growth and management of Discovery Learning Alliance, a non-profit organization using the power of media to transform education and improve lives in underserved communities around the world.

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Tamela Noboa

Tamela Noboa serves as managing director of Discovery Learning Alliance. By bringing together Discovery’s content, resources and expertise with those of other public and private sector partners, Noboa drives DLA’s strategic direction, leads innovative efforts to take successful initiatives to scale and forges new partnerships to help achieve the Millennium Development goal for universal education.

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William Asiko

Where we are

Mass Media

Our TV series and films have aired in:

Algeria

Angola

Belgium

Botswana

Canada

Caribbean

Cameroon

Cote dI’voire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ethiopia

Ghana

Kenya

Liberia

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

Madagascar

Nigeria

Namibia

Philippines

Rwanda

Swaziland

South Africa

Tanzania

US

UAE

UK and Ireland

Uganda

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Education and Community Projects

We have established projects in:

Angola

Brazil

Egypt

Ghana

Kenya

Mexico

Morocco

Namibia

Nigeria

Peru

Romania

South Africa

Tanzania

Uganda

Venezuela

Zimbabwe

Our Partners

We’re building interventions that change lives and entire communities.

Our partners, past and present, have made it possible.

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