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One idea. One week. Change a thousand lives - Design for Change

Sabah Baxamoosa

DESIGN FOR CHANGE is the largest global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. I believe in the power of simplicity, and there can’t be a simpler idea than the one that DFC has to offer. Empowering children to believe that change is possible, even in one day, and that they can be the ones responsible for it, is an extremely simple yet powerful idea. DFC is enabling our children to become the change-makers of today.

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  • Rachael TMenson

    So awesome! The concept of tapping into kids when they are still confident in their creativity is just great! Thanks for sharing!

  • John Wynn

    Awesome...the possibilities are limitless! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Really cool you were a part of this for Pakistan. What was it like working with the kids?

    • Sabah Baxamoosa

      Alessandra, it was just amazing! They blew our minds! From tackling issues like pollution and waste, to bold changes like working with the city government to prevent the outbreak of dengue and malaria virus, to advocating for girl's education, to being sensitive to how lonely old people feel - we don't have assisted living facilities in Pakistan - they thought of it all and created meaningful impact.

      These 8-13 year old's figured out solutions to ensure street children around their schools got a chance to study and earn an income so they wouldn't have to beg any more, they created ramps for children with disabilities at their schools, they brightened up a children's ward, and they turned trash into recycled arts and crafts.

      Detailed stories of change from that 2010 are here: http://dfc2010.designforchangecontest.com/dfc2010/node.aspx?nid=296&Country=21