Design for Change is the largest movement of change - by and for children.
The movement is spearheaded by a global network of passionate community leaders, social entrepreneurs, designers and educators who are committed to nurturing the I CAN belief in all children.
Using our simple and proven framework of 'Feel, Imagine, Do, Share' ( FIDS ), children around the world are empowered with the skills to design a more desirable and sustainable future - Today!MORE VIDEOS about dfc
Powered by the principles of design thinking, Design for Change offers a simple 4 step framework FIDS (Feel-Imagine-Do-Share)- to unleash the I CAN superpower in every child.
Using this framework, children are encouraged to 'FEEL' (observe and identify any situation that bothers them), 'IMAGINE' (brainstorm a way to make it better), 'DO' (work in teams to implement their solution) and finally, 'SHARE' (their solution of change with the world) to inspire others to say, 'I CAN'!
Here are 3 simple ways to join the movement and help us take the I CAN belief to more children!
We have multiple ways to take the I CAN belief to the children- Choose from the range of free toolkits and resources.Toolkits
Join a tribe of some of the most inspirational leaders - our partners, who have dedicated their lives to make the I CAN vision a reality for every child!KNOW MORE
Your smallest contribution will help us further the vision of Design for Change to reach ALL children and empower them with the I CAN belief.Donate
Our children are telling us they don't need permission to make the world a better place. Take a look at some of their solutions to their greatest challenges. Their solutions and actions are addressing our global goals too!!
Since the inception of Design for Change in 2009, here is our collective global impact.
Watch some of the leading minds in education share why Design for Change is one of the most exciting and important ideas to build agency and empathy in children.
News and highlights of Design for Change from around the world
The Global Partners Meet at The Environmental Sanitation Institute connected Design for Change partners from 37+ countries. With engaging activities, insightful sessions, and shared success stories, it fostered collaboration and transformative beliefs in education and empathy.
The I CAN Children’s Global Summit 2023, held in the vibrant city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, from 1-3 November, was a beacon of inspiration and change. Organized by Design for Change (DFC), the global celebration showcased the remarkable power of children to effect positive transformations in their communities and beyond.
Fourteen participants from countries like Serbia, Brasil, Italy, Singapore, Zambia, the USA, Japan, and Bangladesh grabbed the opportunity of traveling to Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi after the ICCGS 2023. Each one of them went back home with memories to cherish for the rest of their lives.
The Riverside School, Ahmedabad, shines as the winner of the World's Best School Prizes for Innovation 2023. The 'I CAN' model is revolutionizing student-centric education
DFC Madagascar had their I CAN Celebration in the first week of November, where they invited children from 140 projects, rewarded 8 winning stories, 8 facilitators, and 3 jury prize projects.
DFC Hong Kong organized their I CAN Celebration in November, where children from 8 stories of change participated to share their projects.