What is design for change challenge


DESIGN FOR CHANGE is the largest global movement designed to give young people an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. Using the simple 4 step framework, children across the world are saying ‘I CAN’ instead of ‘Can I’

The program encourages children to explore and identify aspects in their immediate surroundings or elsewhere, which they like to make a difference to. They then get directly involved in designing and leading change in their community. Hands on!


Design for change – a global movement


It is a global movement designed to give young people an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. Global website: www.dfcworld.com

Children and adults alike discover through the Design for Change Challenge that “I Can” are the two most powerful words a person can believe. Children who have discovered this are changing their world.

The global movement has inspired hundreds of thousands of children, their teachers and parents, to discover that they matter, that change is possible and that they can lead and inspire change themselves.

The contest asked students to do three very simple things: Feel, Imagine, and Do. What the contest made visible was that this framework inspired children across the world to say "I Can!"

Children of all ages are designing and implementing projects that really touch the heart of their communities. Children are dreaming up and leading brilliant ideas all over the world. They are proving that they have what it takes to be better stewards of the plant than previous generations.

In two years Design for Change has spread to 21 countries around the world. The movement is fuelled by human capital– passion, belief and a compelling sense of purpose.


Design for change singapore


DFC Singapore is part of this global movement that reached out to 35 countries to over 50,000 schools.Last year, DFC Singapore piloted the inaugural program which saw participation of 10 schools.
DFC Singapore 2010 successfully demonstrated the potential of giving young children an opportunity to design and implement solutions on issues that they felt were important.

The program was able to empower these young children to believe that they matter; that change is possible and that they can lead & inspire change themselves.


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