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, 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!Tell us about yourself
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
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
Learn about online safety from Yuhyun Park, founder, DQ World, an online education platform that enables children to self-learn Digital Intelligence Quotient.Know More
This year, we have 10 countries that have embodied the I CAN belief and are taking DFC in their respective territories and regions.
These innovations are selected for demonstrating sustained impact and growth and is implementing a leading education solution!Know More
Kiran Sethi along with Dr Howard Gardener at the enlightED 2021 Hybrid mode as they discuss on “keys to narrowing education gaps”Know More
Ceo/Co founder of Teach for All, Wendy Kopp shares her wisdom about lessons on leading with hope and courage to the global community.Know More
7 magnificent and inspiring people in the field of education share their insights and wisdom on fixing the current education system.Know More
An insightful conversation with Kiran Sethi about empowering and inspiring students to embrace the I CAN belief and go out and change their world.Know More