This weekend, head down to the biggest social initiatives of the year, the Design for Change (DFC) Singapore exposition at SCAPE, level 4 Orchard Link.
What is Design for Change (DFC)?
DFC is an international programme that reached out to 50,000 schools in 21 countries. It is a worldwide movement of change where children identify key issues that society faced and design solutions for a better future.
This DFC Challenge aims to give children aged 9-15 an opportunity to express and put into action their own ideas for a better world. It encourages children to explore and identify ways in which they can make a difference, and helps them to design projects to create change within their community.
In its second year of implementation, the DFC Singapore programme is managed by SoCh in Action, an extension of the Singapore chapter of Design for Change Challenge. The group is composed of a dedicated team of volunteers and interns with a range of expertise and a common passion for working with children. SoCh in Action focuses on promoting community projects through innovative and engaging activities, such as DFC Challenge and the SoCh Exposition.
“We are very excited to bring Design for Change back, building on the success of last year’s School Challenge and SoCh Exposition,” said Madhu Verma, founder of SoCh in Action. “At the heart of DFC and SoCh is the belief that children are powerful drivers of change. They can make an impact on society; and we grownups should believe in them so they will believe in themselves.”
80 teams from Singapore schools participated in this year’s DFC Challenge compared to 10 from the previous year. Launched in March this year, the challenge saw students in Singapore realize their social initiative through these four simple steps: FEEL; IMAGINE; DO and SHARE
Be inspired by their journey from “Can I?” to “I can.”
Date: 12 Nov 2011 (Sat)
Time: 9:30am – 1pm
Venue: Scape Level 4, Orchard Link (next to Somerset MRT)
Admission is FREE. (Special Cyber Wellness workshop by Microsoft at 10:30am and 12pm.)
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