Design-a-thon Works empowers children (aged 8 - 12) around the world to design sustainable futures using simple technologies and a proven, collaborative design process. We call this a ‘design-a-thon’.

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WE EMPOWER CHILDREN EVERYWHERE TO DESIGN A BETTER WORLD

Become part of the movement to enable children as changemakers!

COMMISSION A PROGRAM

Partner with us to develop a design-a-thon tailored to your impact objectives

SPONSOR OUR WORK

Bring a design-a-thon to the region or communities that matter to your organization

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DESIGN-A-THON

Help coach or coordinate a design-a-thon for the children in your community

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Design-a-thon Works sees children as changemakers—engaged citizens, activists, scientists and inventors. Our methodology, lesson materials and network offer a pathway for children to further develop their capacity to take action for a world they want. Find out more about the possibilities.

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Our mission to reach 1 million children worldwide is supported by a committed global network of partners

Find out how you can support Design-a-thon Works.

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Global Challenges, Local Solutions

Each design-a-thon topic is related to its participants’ specific context, and is also nested within a bigger global challenge linked to one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, such as water scarcity, poverty, deforestation, or citizenship. Learn more about the impact of our network.

What's coming up at Design-a-thon Works?
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TEACHER TRAINING

31 May - 21 June

Teacher training webinar series for facilitators of Brookbridge and community members in Cambodia, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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DESIGN-A-THON WEBINAR

03 June

Do you want to learn more about the Design-a-thon method and how you could use it with your organisation? Want to empower children to design a better world?

Register interest and sign up here.

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BICYCLE HERO FINAL

06 June

Final of the 'Bicycle Hero' campaign in which children from The Hague are invited to think about ways to make cycling in The Hague better, safer and more fun.