Our research-backed Changemaker Education curriculum helps children build the skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem-solving, and collaborative leadership, along with a change-maker mindset. It follows a learner-centered, experiential approach, meaning that all components of the curriculum are carefully designed to make sure that students are in charge of their own learning.
The 1-year long intense curriculum is delivered by our Changemaker Educator Fellows, who are trained extensively before they deliver the curriculum in schools. We mainly run our curriculum in government and low-income schools along with a few private schools.
There are 3 components of the curriculum, that follow one after the other to help children transform step-by-step into changemakers with the required skills & mindset to effectively navigate this rapidly changing 21st century.
1. Experiential Activity-Based Sessions
Students undergo dozens of experiential and activity-based sessions and understand the changemaking skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem-solving and collaborative leadership, in a fun yet insightful way.
2. Practical Learning through launching Change Initiatives
All students in teams of 4 launch their own Change initiatives and solve real-world problems to bring about positive change in home, school or community. They identify their own problems, build their teams, develop and implement their solutions, and measure their impact.
- A group of students saved 81,000 litres of household water by selling and installing more than 50 tap aerators (devices that reduce the flow of water from taps) in people’s homes in 3 months.
- Another team successfully reduced bullying in their school by appointing bully leaders in every section who then sensitized and monitored the students.
Through such hands-on entrepreneurial experience at a young age, the students
- develop the changemaker skills in a practical manner
- realise their power to make an impact in the world and develop a changemaker mindset that stays with them for life.
3. 360° Skills Evaluation and Measurement
You can’t change what you don’t measure! With that core belief, we have designed a mechanism to measure the skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem solving, and leadership in each individual student, through continuous teacher-based observations, peer-to-peer review, as well as self-assessment, that happens over the course of the year. This one-of-its-kind, comprehensive assessment produces an educative report for each student that identifies their areas of strengths and enables them to work on their areas of improvements.