The Changemaker Project invite

Posted by Peter MUIR

Join teens from around the globe in this challenge to create a better world! Learn about social justice issues, gain tools and skills to solve them, and be part of a community of changemakers while representing Discovery College. You will be guided by the event organisers to help tackle big problems with innovation and creativity. Are you ready to be the change you wish to see?

This event is open to teams of 2-5 students aged 13-18. You will be required to complete a short online course, where you’ll learn about real-world issues that face our planet (affecting people, animals, and the environment). Next, you’ll decide on a problem to tackle with your team. The rest of the course provides valuable problem-solving skills and guides you through the design thinking process to create a project that solves a real world problem.

Throughout the course you will have the chance to connect and share ideas with students from all over the world, through our online discussion forum and weekly Google hangouts. You’ll also receive support from experts in the field who volunteer as virtual mentors.

‚ÄčIn June, teams will submit their final projects. Projects will be evaluated by a team of judges, and finalists will be selected. If your team is selected as a finalist, you’ll be invited to pitch your idea to venture capitalists and philanthropists to win funding for your project!

It is expected that DC teams will not need to be the registration fee. If you are keen, please speak to Mr Muir. More details can be found here.