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WHAT IS THE I CAN MINDSET?

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!

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Featured Stories January

MEET THE SUPERHEROES

Children are telling us they don't need permission to make the world a better place. Get inspired by their solutions to some of their greatest challenges.

  • Come As You Are

  • The Water Guardians

  • Healing Child Cancer Patients

  • A Safer Neighbourhood for All Children

  • Creating a Community Garden

  • The Real Social Network: Seeing Past Digital Relationships

  • The Power of Language: Wisdom of the Inga Community

  • A Toy Plane to Reforest Valleys

  • Young Environmental Leaders of Lynn

  • The Recycling Wheel

  • Response-ability: Helping a Disabled Student

  • Fighting Prejudices Against Homosexuality

  • Immigrant or Not, You Are My Friend!

  • Including Children With Special Needs

  • Bringing Light to the Dreams of Blind Kids

  • Combating High Drop-Out Rates

  • Discovering Teaching-Learning Materials from Waste

  • Securing the School Wall

  • A Canteen for All

  • Bamboo-zled!

  • Lobbying for Free Range Milk

  • Our Safe Way to School

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HOW ARE WE DOING IT

  • Feel EXPLAINER 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'!

The FIDS framework helps to develop the much required 21st Century Skills in children, builds their social and emotional competencies and promotes employability skills. The most unique feature of the Design for Change initiative is that it is not only simple and constructive, it is open-source, accessible, adaptable and replicable.

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TOOLKIT

The quickest way to unleash the 'I CAN' superpower in children is to introduce the FIDS process in a week. Download the toolkit to begin the process with your children.



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GET INSPIRED

  • Kiran Bir Sethi awarded the Vital Voice honoree 2018

  • Design for -Change A Champion of learning through play

  • Design for Change- Teacher Prize

  • A message for all the superheroes!

  • What is Design for Change?

  • Design for Change - Global Impact

  • TED talk- Kiran Bir Sethi

  • Dr Howard Gardner on Design for Change

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WATCH THE WORLD LIGHT UP

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

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