Organized annually, the ‘Be The Change’ (BTC) celebration provides our young superheroes from across the world a platform to showcase their stories of change. The celebration honors and recognises these young agents of change for their courage and determination to change the world around them. Starting in 2012 in India, this celebration has traveled across the world spreading its magic in Mexico, China, Spain, Taiwan, Rome(Italy), Singapore, Brazil and this year in 2022 for the first time it will be held in two regions- Malaysia and Uruguay.

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I CAN Children’s Global Summit 2023

In the heartwarming embrace of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the I CAN Children’s Global Summit 2023 unfolded as a radiant tapestry of hope and transformation. Orchestrated by Design for Change (DFC global & Riverside team), the summit brought together vibrant spirits from 37+ countries, echoing the resounding theme of Local Change, Global Impact. For four magical days, 500+ participants, including children, teachers, parents, partners, and the impassioned public, immersed themselves in a celebration of resilience. The ICCGS 2023 showcased the extraordinary power harbored within the hearts of the young to sculpt a brighter world

As we offer glimpses of this transformative journey, we invite you to feel the echoes of laughter, the warmth of shared dreams, and the tears of joy that painted the canvas of ICCGS 2023—a celebration that transcended borders, ignited souls, and left an indelible mark on the landscape of our collective humanity.


  • Global Partner Meet 2023

  • City tours on 30th November 2023

  • Legacy by Children 1st December 2023

  • Cultural Evenings 1st December 2023

  • Kar Dhamaka 2023



Be The Change Celebration, 2021

On 10th December, 28 stories of change from 5 continents inspired one and all at the virtual BTC Brazil 2021 which premiered via YouTube. 'Let's Dream Together' as the theme, the DFC Brazil team showcased the first inclusive BTC - making the day all the more special. In addition to simultaneous broadcast in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, audio descriptions, subtitles, and sign languages were included for viewers with visual or auditory impairments.



  • Glimpses in spanish

  • Glimpses in Portuguse


Be The Change Celebration, 2022

The Be The Change global celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia took place on 20-21 November 2022. With the theme Happy People, Happy Planet: Designing a happier future together, this 4 day fun-filled and eventful celebration brought together 450 participants (children, teachers, parents, partners and general public) from 16+ countries came together to celebrate the "I CAN" spirit. This milestone occasion, organised together with DFC Uruguay and DFC global, featured 23 inspiring student showcases, 6 Fireside chats, 6 x masterclasses for adults, 8 x workshops for kids, cultural performances, and 2 x immersion trips.

More than 400 people attended the BTC 2022 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Design for Change delegations from India, Israel, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay participated in Be The Change Celebration in Uruguay.