Design for Change(簡稱DFC)是在2009年由印度河濱學校Riverside School的創辦人── Kiran Sethi 校長發起。

Kiran 校長早期是一位設計師,這讓她後來成為教育工作者後,仍不斷追尋更好及更新穎的教育方式。她希望河濱學校可以培養出對萬事好奇、更有能力達成目標的孩子,她也希望幫助孩子學習人生最寶貴的課題──建立「我做得到」的自信心,讓孩子知道解決生活周遭的問題並不是一件不可能的事。現在這間學校有400多個孩子,而且其課程已經被許多學校認可及廣泛應用。

此外,Kiran 校長亦提出aProCh計劃,意指「每個孩子都是主人翁」(A Protagonist in every Child),她因而榮獲2008年Ashoka獎助金,該獎助金是由美國Ashoka(愛創家)基金會為獎勵社會企業家而設立的,社會企業家就是那些如 Kiran 校長一樣,為世界上最迫切的社會問題提供系統解決方案或相關幫助的人。在2009年,Kiran 校長更受邀至國際知名的TED論壇上發表「教導孩子如何發揮影響力」(Teaches Kids to Take Charge),此演講到目前仍是TED 論壇的教育類中最常被點閱的演講之一,已被翻譯成28種語言。

現在全球已有超過 65 個國家及地區參加 Design for Change,而且數量不停增加。


Design for Change (Short form: DFC) was originated by the principal of Riverside School, Kiran Sethi in India in 2009.

Sethi’s early training as a designer enabled her to always ask herself for a better and more innovative form of education after she became an educator later. She hopes that the Riverside School can cultivate the children who can be curious for everything and have the abilities to achieve their goals, as well as for the children to learn the most valuable lesson in their life - establish their self-confidence of “I Can!”. Children will understand that it is not impossible to solve the problems around them. The school now enrolls more than 400 children. And its curriculum has been recognized by many schools and widely used.

Furthermore, Sethi also proposed a project called AProCh which stands for "A Protagonist in every Child." She thus won the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008. This fellowship which is granted from Ashoka foundation in the United States is established for encouraging the social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurs are those people like Sethi, who provide the systematic solutions or related support for the world's most pressing social issues. In 2009, Sethi was invited by the famous TED forum to have a speech to talk about “Teaches Kids to Take Charge”. This speech is still one of the most frequently viewed speeches about education in the TED forum. And it has been translated into 28 kinds of languages. 

Currently more than 65 countries and regions join Design for Change and the number is still growing