How It Works

At Challenge for Change, we aim to transform our education system and create an impactful learning experience to our students (Age 10-14) from around the world.

We aim to tackle our community problems and engage our ambassadors of change to come up with innovative ideas. We provide them with resources and equip them with tools like design thinking whereas, they utilize the design thinking framework journey from empathizing, redefining the problem, ideating, designing, prototype and testing their solutions with the stakeholders in their community. In addition, our network of global experts will provide us with genuine insights and share their expertise with our students.

C4C neighborhood can be started in any creative adequate environment: work space, school, learning and cultural center. Our model is adaptable and can be operated at the convenience of each cluster of students: embedded during school day or after, the weekend or even part of summer school activity.

Our trained facilitators conduct the program in an engaging environment and connect their Challengees (students) and could even extend it with other hives in another country. We believe international interactions and the transformational journey will shape our Challengees to become our future leaders that will generate impact and drive change around the world.

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. A community challenge is selected and presented to the Challengees.
2. Challengees go through a training program that equips them to meet the challenges, identify stakeholders and redefine the problem statement.
3. Challengees have access to a carefully selected group of inspiring Mentors who guide and advise them throughout the process as well as Dumbledores (eminent subject experts).
4. Group leaders organize trips for the students to interact with the stakeholders affected by the challenge.
5. Challengees validate the problem statement, come up with potential solutions to the challenge, possibly create prototypes.
6. The prototypes are then pitched to other teams around the world to get feedback on the proposed solution.
7. Challengees pitch their solutions with other teams around the world and collect more feedback.
8. The final feedback is validated by Dumbledores and the product is tested by to go into prototyping – testing cycle.
9. Students receive a certificate confirming their participation in the C4C program.

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
Green alternatives for industries that produce a lot of plastic waste.
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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