At a glance
📍Where: 65 countries and regions
✅ Impact: 2 million children reached
🌍 SDG: 4, 17
Design for Change is one of the most impactful initiatives in Education for SDGs with a pledge to work on the unfulfilled promises of education. They argue that education has unfortunately acted as a deterrent to imagination, creativity, and empathetic mindsets. As a result, too many student cohorts end up graduating with the “I can’t” mindset. To reverse that negative trend, Design for Change has designed a ‘magic formula’:
‘FIDS for KIDS’. The acronym stands for ‘Feel’, ‘Imagine’, ‘Do’, and ‘Share’.
Design for Change regularly assesses the impact of their programme on the holistic development of children through the evolution of their empathy and problem-solving abilities to ensure that the programme continues to be effective. Over the years, they have noted that not only are children becoming more collaborative, but the teacher involvement, parent's perceptions, and community behaviour have all changed for the better thanks to their actions. Design for Change won the Design to Improve Life Award in 2011 and Kiran Bir Sethi, founder of Design for Change, was awarded the “Light of Freedom Award”, at the Vital Voices, U.S.A in 2018.
Design for Change in numbers:
2 million children reached
More than 65 countries and regions covered
More than 76,000 teachers connected