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Design for Change

DESIGN FOR CHANGE is the largest global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action.

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Design for Change, is a global movement that empowers children to be the change they wish to see in this world. Kiran started this global movement with a conviction that if children are empowered and made to feel that they can take matters into their hands, they will change the world for the better.

Based on a simplified design thinking process, this initiative asks students to FEEL any problem that bother them, IMAGINE a way to make it better, DO an act of change and SHARE their story of change with the world.

There have been many replications of this program in more than 35 countries, such as the pilot project Bâtisseurs de Possibles in France. Design for Change is impacting 25 millions children.


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Have always loved that quote from Gandhi. What a great movement and program. I was also impressed that Kiran was able to keep her smile and enthusiasm throughout her talk. Going to watch the TED talk now...

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Wow. I do have to bring this to my kids primary school and beyond that to other schools in the Netherlands! Great in it's utter simplicity. It will also be very worth while to see how to apply this in high school, university, big corporates, government, etc..

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Carole, Kiran is truly inspiring! I found a Ted talk that Kiran did highlighting her work. Wonderful results when you replace the "We Can't" mindset with the "We Can" mentality!

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Don't miss the coming Be the Change Conference (#BTC2013) on the 28-29th of September where children from almost 20 different countries will share their stories of change.
#BTC 2012: glimpses (

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Hi Carole! I love how this program empowers and promotes such an optimistic spirit amongst children. Optimism is a key ingredient to creative confidence. When you approach a challenge this way, I think you find that "We can" turns into "We did." Thanks for sharing!