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
Kiran was invited to speak on innovation in education at the Manthan Conference organized by NISA ( National Independent Schools Association) at Chandigarh, Haryana. The Hon Education Minister of Haryana expressed his interest in sending a team to visit Riverside.
On the 17th of February, in Thessaloniki, Greece DfC Spain, Serbia, Poland and Bulgaria and the social enterprise Infinity Greece, who are partners at the "Better Together" Erasmus+ cooperation partnership project met to discuss the progress of the project
A very insightful masterclass on how How Empathy Expands the Imagination.Every design process begins with empathy — going out and feeling the world around you. How does empathy turn into new ideas, and eventually impact?Know More
We welcomed our new batch of Student Council Members 2023 from 16 countries. Looking forward to a year-long interaction with them. :) Please check the website to know more about their stories of change.Know More
Nikita was part of the speaker panel on ‘Imagination TV session’ at Learning Planet Festival - Imagination in the Classroom.Know More
We had a Year End Call with our DFC Global Partners which was led by Miguel (for ice breaker activity) and by Kiran to share about the key highlights of the year 2022. What a warm feeling of being together virtually!!Know More
Featuring Kiran Sethi as she shares "We don't need permission to make the world a better place".Know More
Wonderful insights and learnings as shared by the founder of Riverside school about student-centered pedagogy practices.Know More
The Be the Change Celebration was held across two hubs - Malaysia and Uruguay. The event saw a participation of more than 1000+ educators and children from 25+ countries sharing the I CAN stories across two days.Know More
Listen to Kiran Sethi as she shares about the I CAN approach that creates children of the world.Children who are more empowered, more confident and more HUMANe not by Chance but by Design.Know More
Design for Change has received a new recognition as a special recognition to education innovations that have demonstrated sustained growth of impact and scalability.Know More
Kiran Sethi as a keynote at an event by the Education Development Institute, Qatar.Know More
Kiran Sethi at the ChangeNow 2022 conference shared about the future of education and the changes that must happen today.Know More