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Only 10 Spaces available!
Are you going to Run the World?

This is an invitation to apply for the opportunity to be one of 10 students to be selected to participate in a fun, After-School Design Thinking Programme, called “Royal Impact Futures Foundry” or "Futures Foundry Design Thinking".


The programme will be run by Thundamental (Pty) Ltd (Thundamental) in partnership with the Royal Bafokeng Nation Development Trust (RBNDT) through the Royal Impact platform.

Get an application form and consent letter when we visit your school. Application closes 1 July 2022.

Have you already heard enough?

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Your future starts now!


We constantly update the software on our smartphones to keep up with changes in technology. Why aren't we doing the same for our minds and skills?


The Harsh Reality




Millions are unemployed, while employers have jobs that they cannot fill because of skills mismatch

Machines & automation will outperform human labour

New jobs require new skills


According to the World Economic Forum, 50% of workers will need to learn new skills by 2025. 


The World Economic Forum states the following top 10 skills will be needed in 2025: 


Future-proof yourself with this 12-week, fun,


which will help you develop these 10 skills.

You can’t afford not to join.

What is Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is where you learn to wear the hat of an innovator and problem-solver. The proven process is used by the world’s best entrepreneurs and leaders to come up with creative solutions that improve people’s lives.


It starts by putting people at the centre of the problem-solving process, then developing and testing different solutions to find the one that can revolutionise the ordinary.


Why should you join the Futures Foundry Design Thinking Programme?

The Design Thinking Programme will run from 11 July to 07 October 2022


Thundamental has more than 10 years’ experience working with innovative entrepreneurs and trailblazers and follows the 70/20/10 rule of learning:


We believe that students learn best by doing, so we are bringing in a lot of fun activities, where the students get to apply Design Thinking and learn in the real world.


We provide excellent mentors to coach and support the students through the whole process. They are available to answer any questions and also support the groups.

Who can apply?

  • Students at any Bafokeng School;

  • Students in grade 8-11; and 

  • Students that have 2-3 hours a week to focus on the programme


What you will learn?

How to:

  • Be part of creating an innovative & successful Bafokeng nation

  • Be that awesome person who solves difficult problems to make the world a better place

  • Be fearless in facing and tackling any problem in life

  • Develop your tech & computer skills

  • Stand out from the crowd

  • Impress future employers

  • Harness the top 10 skills to thrive in the future

  • Develop a resilient growth mindset

  • Thrive in a variety of working environments, so you can build an exciting career instead of having to rely on 1 job for life


*This programme will not interfere with school work. This programme will complement the school work, and help you be more creative and innovative.

Structure of the Programme

  • 12-week after school programme

  • 2-3 hours of engagement per week, and this includes:

    • 1-hour fun online session

    • 30-minutes preparation

    • 30-minutes mentorship and coaching

    • 1-hour group work

  • One project that the students will work on in groups, supported by their coach and mentors

  • Access to experts

  • Online handbook about Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship

Programme Details

About Thundamental

Thundamental runs the Futures Foundry Design Thinking programme in partnership with the Royal Impact Futures Foundry helping innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers learn how to build a business.

We create learning journeys to develop an entrepreneurial, future-thinking mindset.

We have more than 10 years’ experience and worked with more than 200 entrepreneurs and our client list includes:


As well as over 200 Start-ups since 2016

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