Design for change

Design for change

The bad news is that more than 65% of students in Serbia believe that schooling is boring. The results of PISA tests from 2012 tell us that almost 40% of students have not reached the level of functional literacy! Estimates are that more than 50% of young people want to be employed exclusively in public companies and that more than 200,000 young people are looking for jobs every day! The World Economic Forum also notes that Serbia has no capacity to retain talent and that according to this criterion is the world’s worst-ranked country.

Good news is that  this status changes when:

  • we coordinate a formal educational system with the children’s needs
  • children make a connection between theory and their ideas
  • children work to solve real problems that are important and interesting to them
  • we see and value students not only through their academic achievements but as socially conscious and proactive bearers of change in their community.

Design for Change contributes to this change because with the cooperation of teachers and organizations it helps students in forming the “I can!” attitude,  and thus prepares them to face the challenges of the 21st century in the most positive and constructive way.

Design for Change is a worldwide movement, an internationally recognized and award-winning educational program that started in 2009 and has since been implemented in schools all over the world. Today it is present in more than 30 countries with a tendency for further growth. This program is in line with the Educational Development Strategies in Serbia, Europe, and the world.

Connecting in cooperation with Design for Change Serbia is implementing DFC educational programs for young people throughout Serbia. You can find out more about the program on the official website of the Design for Change movement.