Our mission is to empower 1 million children in 10+ countries around the world to become changemakers for a better world. Our dream is for society to see children as they really are: integral co-designers of our collective future!
CHILDREN CAN MAKE CHANGE
Our Impact in Numbers
Since 2014, the Design-a-thon Works network has enabled:
Participants are diverse, ranging from newcomers in developed cities to children living in the slums of the developing world.
Their families are influenced by their enthusiasm, concern and ensuing dialogue on the design-a-thon’s themes.
Municipalities and organisations integrate children's perspectives, insights, and solutions on local issues into policy decisions.
Schools that adopt our method in the classroom also report a noticeable behaviour change in their children.
The mindsets of many are influenced by our research reports. Over time, we are helping decision-makers worldwide understand the value of children’s voices and ideas.
Amplifying Impact Globally, by Networking Locally
In each SDG-linked challenge we host, we strive to set up rich collaborations between our Network Partners and our sponsors: companies, social enterprises and NGOs. Together, all the actors in our ecosystem align to influence decision makers & policymakers, ensuring the voices of youth are heard on topics such as clean energy, water scarcity, inequality, and sustainable food systems.
Children Speak Up
Over the last few years it has become evident that not only adults are able to ignite change: young people have shown a huge concern for social and environmental issues and are increasingly taking part in the debate. As adults, we have a duty to provide these children with an opportunity to join in, by empowering them to take action and by preparing them to prosper in our rapidly changing, technological and globalised world. But most of all, it is necessary to listen to them!