WHY IS THE I CAN MINDSET IMPORTANT?

Because children do not need permission to make the world a better place.

The I CAN Mindset equips every child to be
AWARE of the world around them
ENABLED with the skills to take action and
EMPOWERED to design a more desirable and sustainable future- TODAY!

When children are thus PREPARED,
The world one day, will no longer need to be REPAIRED.

4 EASY STEPS TO UNLEASH THE
I CAN SUPERPOWER

  • FeelEXPLAINER 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.

  • ImagineEXPLAINER 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!

  • DoEXPLAINER 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.

  • ShareEXPLAINER 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'!

MEET THE SUPERHEROES

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A WORLD OF SUPERHEROES

Design for Change has a global footprint in more than 60 countries. The stories of change from some of the countries can be viewed below in the LIVE DATA map. Please click All years to view the stories since 2009, you can click on the blue slider to view stories from any year, hover on any one country to get the data at a glance. To see the stories specific from one country, click on the country and view stories using the filter options- by year, by category, by story type or by language. Click on a specific dot to view the details of the story.
To view stories from another country please click on the back button.

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Participate in the Design for Change school challenge in your respective country and submit your story.

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