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
A long time user, supporter and advocate of DFC, Stephan and Helena from Sweden are all set to join the DFC family.
In Panama, the implementation of Design Change 2023 showcases substantial progress with official Ministry of Education endorsement across five provinces, involving 29 schools and a successful "feel and imagine" workshop training 103 teachers, underlining educational commitment to innovation.
The Global team is actively preparing for the upcoming Global Partner Meeting (GPM) through a two-part approach: an inclusive online session fostering mutual engagement and collaborative learning, alongside a pivotal in-person gathering in Ahmedabad, India, on November 30th and December 1st, supported by a travel grant for partner attendance.
Kiran was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Inspirational Guru Award 2023. Her relentless dedication and visionary leadership as the founder of Riverside School, Ahmedabad, have transformed education and empowered countless lives.
Kiran took out an hour from her personal trip to Singapore. She raised the team’s spirits to 120%. Her spirit and joy is contagious. - Madhu, DFC Singapore
Alexander Shkuratova & Alexandra Shkuratova, a father daughter duo from Cyprus who will lead DFC Cyprus. Alexander is also the founder and CEO of the Island Private School of Limassol.