PLEASE NOTE: This Challenge is on Pause due to current COVID-19 restrictions in SIngapore. If you missed out don't worry, this Challenge will be running again in future.
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Ashoka Singapore’s Changemaker Challenge 2021
To achieve our ultimate goal of creating an “Everyone A Changemaker” world, Ashoka has created the Changemaker Challenge 2021.
We hope to provide young people in Singapore (such as yourself!) with an opportunity to engage meaningfully with the social problems around us, and to take the first step in discovering your innate potential to be a young changemaker.
By signing up and participating in the Changemaker Challenge, you will have an opportunity to choose between completing ONE of these two projects below:
Ashoka-Coordinated Opportunity: Spend a few hours with and learn from passionate individuals from a social cause-oriented organisation, while contributing some of your skills to their work.
Open Challenge: Receive support and guidance as you identify a social problem in your own community, school or home, and create your own solution for it.
Of course, if you would like to try more than one project, you are invited to participate in the Changemaker Challenge twice, or even thrice!
To participate in this challenge you will follow 4 phases:
1. Sign Up - where you will sign up for the challenge and receive the information and tool-kits you need to participate from us.
2. Challenge Opportunities - you will have the opportunity either spend a few hours working with a chosen organisation or receive support in tackling your own social problem.
3. Reflection - once you have completed your challenge we will ask you to reflect on your experience, what you have learned and gained from it, and share it to social media to spread the message to other potential young changemakers.
4. Completion - finally, after this you will have completed the challenge and receive your certificate and letter of congratulations.
What is Changemaking?
You might have heard of the word “Changemaking” before, or this might be your first time. Either way, we at Ashoka are here to make sure that every young person who is interested in our Changemaker Challenge has access to this powerful skill.
A simple definition of changemaking:
The act of using a deep-rooted sense of empathy for others, identifying a specific problem or opportunity to tackle, and giving oneself permission to do something about it.
Hear from some young Changemakers about what Changemaking means to them:
Joshua’s Changemaker Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2EIfg-13vk
Meagan’s Changemaker Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y8eKLsDUaM
Ashoka: Everyone a Changemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9nMEQIpuZc
Are you ready become a Changemaker?
Click on the Sign Up phase below to Sign Up for the Changemaker Challenge and begin your Changemaking Journey!