WHAT IS DESIGN FOR CHANGE?

Design for Change (DFC) is a global movement that cultivates the ‘I Can’ mindset in every child. This I Can spirit empowers children and gives them an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. Design for Change was born out of the conviction that children are not helpless, that change is possible and belief that they can drive it. Through a simple design process of Feel-Imagine-Do-Share ( FIDS for KIDS) children are designing solutions for some of the worlds greatest challenges! Ready to join the movement??

HOW ARE WE DOING IT?

The FIDS framework helps to develop the much required 21st Century Skills in children, builds their social and emotional competencies and promotes employability skills. The most unique feature of the Design for Change initiative is that it is not only simple and constructive, it is open-source, accessible, adaptable and replicable.

  • Feel PROCESS VIDEO

    FEEL

    This step starts with asking you to slow down and 'understand' the situation before jumping to 'solve' it.

    Why is it Important?

    It develops EMPATHY.

    When you want to design a better solution, you need to move from 'assumptions' to 'insights' - this happens when you engage with the user and design solutions 'WITH', instead of 'FOR' them.

  • ImaginePROCESS VIDEO

    IMAGINE

    This step asks you to brainstorm solutions to improve, enrich, change the user experience.

    Why is it important?

    It develops ETHICS.

    When you choose to offer a solution to change the current situation, it asks you to take the 'responsibility' for the same. This mindset helps you believe that you are NOT helpless, change IS possible and YOU can drive it!

  • DoPROCESS VIDEO

    DO

    This step is about creative agency and the ability to take timely action.

    Why is it Important?

    It develops EXCELLENCE.

    'Action' that follows 'intention' results in desired 'impact'. Furthermore, the focus on details allows the action to improve the 'quality' of the experience, building a habit for excellence.

  • SharePROCESS VIDEO

    SHARE

    The final step is 'Share' - cultivating the abundance mentality.

    Why is it Important?

    It develops ELEVATION

    Elevation is the shift from 'competing' with others to 'completing' others. Inherent in this step is the belief that the 'I CAN' spirit offers hope and inspiration for further change.

    Go ahead, be a storyteller and shamelessly inspire others to 'Be the Change'!

 

GET INSPIRED BY DFC STORIES

DOWNLOAD FIDS RESOURCES

The quickest way to unleash the 'I CAN' superpower in children is to introduce the FIDS process in a week or a month. Download the toolkit to begin the process with your children.

JOIN OUR PROGRAMMES

By downloading the toolkit, empowering children to take action on issues affecting them in South Africa and submitting their story of change, they stand a chance to be country delegates at the BE THE CHANGE celebration in Malaysia this year! Teachers and parents can use our free resources or book our team for training and support to make change happen!

  • JOIN THE I CAN SOUTH AFRICA CHALLENGE

    Teachers, parents! You can empower youth leadership in your classrooms and homes.

    START TODAY
  • REPRESENT SA AT THE BTC CELEBRATION, MALAYSIA, NOV 18 - 20

    Teachers, parents! Let’s work together to get your learners or children onto the BE THE CHANGE global stage!

    START JOURNEY
  • BOOK ONLINE/ONSITE TRAINING

    Teachers, we can help you empower youth leadership in your classrooms.

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  • BOOK SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

    Parents, we can help you empower your kids to be changemakers.

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Impact partners in South Africa

LifeCo UnLtd SA – VC4A.    oiec-en – International Office of Catholic Education     FirstRand Volunteers (@FSRVolunteers) / Twitter.         Standard Bank Group | World Economic Forum

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