Design for Change comes to South Africa
11 Jul 2017
The first ever Design for Change (DFC) event was held at Redhill School, Sandton in Johannesburg and was attended by ten different schools whose learners exhibited creativity and insights on creating a better world they would want to live in.
The inaugural program, the Changemaker Catalyst Lab, held on June 10th, got primary and high school students to unleash their 21st century superpowers to lead change in their communities!
This ground-breaking programme, founded by Kiran Bir Sethi (Ashoka Fellow and Global Teacher Prize Finalist) is part of the international, multi-awarded Design for Change (DFC) movement endorsed by the Harvard School of Education and UN Global Goals.
Across Europe, on the 9th of June, DFC signed a collaboration with OIEC – the International Organization of Catholic Schools- that takes Design for Change to over 240,000 schools worldwide, and Scholas Occurrentes – the organization that the Pope created in Argentina in 2001, to make students from public and private schools take action thereby taking Design for Change to over 446.000 schools worldwide.
DFC South Africa will hold 12 labs that will empower 1200 students, 240 teachers, 120 volunteers to create two Changemaker Catalyst, 240 student-led stories of change, 960 media articles by December 2017.
Main collaborating partners of DFC South Africa include eduSoil, Clothes to Good, Media24 WeCan24 and THISABILITY Newspaper.
Please take advantage of the opportunity to participate and support the global trend of service learning.
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