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Design for Change Singapore Challenge 2017 : Registration Open

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What is Design for Change?

Design for Change (DFC) is the largest global movement of children and youth driving change in their communities by unleashing their "I CAN" spirit.

The programme has been designed to give the young an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world, and put them into action.  

Design for Change Singapore Challenge

From classroom groups to homeschoolers, extra-curricular groups to after-school clubs, there are many opportunities for young people to develop and apply creative problem-solving skills. It’s easy to start, and the possibilities are limitless!

Every year, teams submit their projects for the Design for Change Singapore Challenge to be evaluated by a panel of educators, social sector partners and industry experts, and winners for various award categories are selected.  


Design for Change offers a simple 4-step Feel-Imagine-Do-Share Design Thinking process to enable every student to understand situations empathetically, imagine solutions and put them into action.

Feel-Imagine-Do-Share Design Thinking process

(Click on image above to explore FIDS process and how you can use it)


8th Design for Change Singapore Challenge 2017

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Team Categories

  1. School / Home Schooler TeamPrimary 
  2. School / Home Schooler Team – Secondary 

Award Categories

  1. Health and Wellness 
  2. Environment
  3. Product Innovation 
  4. Social Innovation 
  5. Social Entrepreneurship 

Participation Details

Who: Any group of 3 to 5 children aged between 8 – 15 year with your teacher mentor

HowTeams identify community problems and lead social change projects in their own schools or neighbourhood using DFC FIDS framework. Student workshops and Teacher/ Mentor training is available. 

What: Teams are expected to execute their projects and submit their entry online to DFC Singapore by 30th September 2017

And Then: The submitted projects are evaluated by an expert panel of judges to determine winners for various award categories. One team will be selected to represent Singapore at the Global Be the Change Conference in the following year. Several other stories are chosen for national and international publications and media stories. 

Design for Change Challenge 2017 Timeline

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Design for Change Information Guide will be sent to you upon registration.

Design for Change Student and Teacher Workshops

Primary and Secondary school students (customised for different levels)

For more details, please contact us on programmes@sochinaction.com 

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