How It Works

At Challenge for Change, we introduce students (Age 12-16) from around the world to their community problems. They ideate, design, model and test their prototypes to reach lucrative solutions. Our network of world experts generously provides us with genuine insights into problems at hand.

C4C hives can be started in any creative work space, school, learning and cultural center, etc… and operated during the time most fitting to each cluster of students (6-9 students): after school, in the weekend or embedded into the school day.

Trained teachers and facilitators run the program in the hives and connect their Challenge Bees (students) with others from different hives to, each, discuss their problem at hand. International interactions encourage idea exchange, critiques, and peer-to-peer reviews. They broaden perspectives and strengthen cross-cultural communication.

Meet The Squads

CHALLENGEES

Future world leaders, Generation Y-Not of students who have the willpower to make a difference in the world.

CHALLENGERS

Teachers and staff facilitating the Challenge for Change sessions in schools.They are the professional educators who follow the challengees’ progress on a weekly basis throughout the school year.

MENTORS

Available to guide and advise the challengees. Each mentor is assigned two teams. They discuss the challenge and the students’ approach to solving it, give them feedback, challenge their ideas and connect them with the right people. Mentors meet the students at least once a month while the challenge is in progress.

DUMBLEDORES

Field experts providing their own view on each challenge, judging the solutions and choosing the winners.They are the highest degree of expertise within the Challenge for Change hierarchy. Our Dumbledores are eminent professors, government officials and industry experts.

GENIES

The innovation squad creating all awesomeness, without it, challenge for change wouldn’t exist.Genies are the Challenge for Change core team. They are there to help you whenever you have any questions and will be supplying you with connections to the other squads.

Our Program

1. Challenges are presented by Challengers and last for two months.
2. Bees go through a training program that equips them to meet the challenges.
3. Bees have access to a carefully selected group of inspiring Mentors who guide and advise them throughout the challenges.
4. Challengers have access to eminent Dumbledores in the field of the challenge.
5. Bees conduct online research, come up with a preliminary plan.
6. Bees also go out of the classroom to their community, search and reach out to people, businesses and organizations that are affected by the challenge.
7. Bees come up with solutions to the challenge and communicate the stories depicting their journey in creative means.
8. Bees discuss their solutions with other teams around the world and share their findings.
9. Dumbledores judge the solutions and give their feedback to all teams.

Challenge Streams

Innovation & Technology
Example
Understanding and using technology is a challenge around the world. How can we bring everyone up to speed?
Healthcare
Example
How to improve ambulance service in developing countries?
Tourism & Culture
Example
How to substantially increase the GDP of developing countries?
Community & Enviroment
Example
How can we expand access to clean water to every person on the planet?
Education
Example
What’s the ideal school of the 21st century like?
Design & Manufacturing
Example
Smart designs to solve the problem of slums and informal settlements.
Energy
Example
What’s the ideal energy mix (such as gas, oil, coal, renewable) a modern city can rely on?
Agriculture
Example
How to ameliorate the quality of local farmers’ produce to compete in the global market.
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