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An Invitation to Join #ChangeTheNow

In 2018 Georgian College, Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker College, wanted to know if they could mobilize students from kindergarten to Post Secondary into a movement, effectively building a region of Changemakers. It was from here that #ChangeTheNow began.

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#ChangeTheNow was created on the beliefs that small acts can lead to big change and collaborations can turn into largescale movements. We believe together students’, educators’ and communities’ ideas can spark systems shifts that make will make our communities greener, healthier, safer, stronger and more inclusive!

Will you join us in creating the positive change and contribute to 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals?

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Join a Community of Changemakers

When you join #ChangeTheNow, you will enter into a global community of virtual changemakers, championing real-life positive social change in their local communities. Your goal will assemble an #ChangeTheNow Innovation Team and then chart your own changemaking journey, in bringing a social innovation idea to life.

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  • Profile picture for shinto Anto
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:15:57 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_90

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might you explain the value of you having a systems-thinking mindset when attempting to define and understand a complex problem?

    shinto's Answer

    Having this mindset and process would prepare your team for many different situations when done correctly, not that all problems are avoidable. This mindset also shows you a complex problem from many different perspectives which can open up important information and ideas such as leverage points

  • Profile picture for Albin Jomon
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:14:05 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_89

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might you explain the value of you having a systems-thinking mindset when attempting to define and understand a complex problem?

    Albin's Answer

    Having this mindset and process would prepare your team for many different situations when done correctly, not that all problems are avoidable. This mindset also shows you a complex problem from many different perspectives which can open up important information and ideas such as leverage points

  • Profile picture for Gurjot Singh
    signed up 2022-11-21 07:13:50 -0800 sign_up
  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:09:09 -0800 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

    After completing the Mobius Strip exercise, what do you feel are next steps towards contributing to the community you care about?

    Allen's Answer

    It was really an amazing activity. This was an opp0rtunity for to build a bond with my group member and I got to learn many new ideas.

  • Profile picture for Albin Jomon
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:08:53 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_89

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Albin's Answer

    The empathy map canvas assisted us in understanding how critical it is to empathize with the stakeholders who would be impacted by the project. It enabled us to fully comprehend the problem and devise remedies. We may use this understanding to sympathize with team members and boost team performance when working on the innovation team.

  • Profile picture for Sarath T Dominic
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:07:23 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_84

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might you explain the value of you having a systems-thinking mindset when attempting to define and understand a complex problem?

    Sarath T's Answer

    The simple act of thinking is enough to cause a person to stare. Systems thinking is a technique for understanding and solving problems. Normally, when a problem arises, we try to solve it, but with system thinking, we can solve everything that surrounds that problem.

  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    signed up 2022-11-21 07:01:42 -0800 sign_up
  • Profile picture for Basil Avarachan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 06:51:57 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_92

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Basil's Answer

    Emotion, sight, and sound cues in our environment were all better comprehended after participating in the empathy mapping exercise. It aided in our analysis of the issue and the development of potential remedies.

  • Profile picture for Basil Avarachan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 06:45:23 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_92

    🤔 Reflection question

    What session inspired you the most during Changemaker in Residency Week, and why?

    Basil's Answer

    It was nice, really enjoyed, DESIGN THINKING CONNECT, COLLABORTE & CONRIBUTE.

  • Profile picture for shinto Anto
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 06:06:19 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_90

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    shinto's Answer

    We need to be aware of the circumstance in order to solve any difficulty. In order to do this, we must first know what people believe and feel about it because they are essential to its success. Respecting others' emotions and the difficulties they confront will enable us to work as a team to solve their challenge.

  • Profile picture for Albin Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 06:05:49 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_85

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Albin's Answer

    empathy maping was really a good activity to understand what we are seeing hearing and feelings in our surroundings.It helped us fully comprehend the problem and identify solutions.

  • Profile picture for shinto Anto
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 05:56:57 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_90

    🤔 Reflection question

    What session inspired you the most during Changemaker in Residency Week, and why?

    shinto's Answer

    I went to the presentation by Jonnne Renuax on "Unsustainable Development Goals." It was incredibly fascinating, and I discovered some unattainable objectives. I was particularly motivated to work for society because I had to work on UN Goal 11.3 for this job as a change maker, which was access to convenient transportation to all sustainable cities and communities.

  • Profile picture for Albin Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 05:52:47 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_85

    🤔 Reflection question

    What session inspired you the most during Changemaker in Residency Week, and why?

    Albin's Answer

    in the residency week i have attended UN sustainable development goals session which helps to understand the aim to achieve gender equality and the realization of everyone's human rights.

  • Profile picture for Sanjose Poly
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-20 20:33:09 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_101

    🤔 Reflection question

    What session inspired you the most during Changemaker in Residency Week, and why?

    Sanjose's Answer

    The most inspired session was talking about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals- what is it and how to do it. It is what #ChangetheNow speaks of. As changemakers, we are aimed at achieving the SDG goals and bring a change in our society.

  • Profile picture for Sanjose Poly
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-20 20:28:33 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_101

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Sanjose's Answer

    Empathy is the ability to put oneself in another ’s position and understand what they are going through from within their frame of reference. In a situation where I need to put empathy into my team, I would understand each of my team members. I will try to make them active. By knowing what is their situation and what they are going through, the output team work will be more effective and efficient.

  • Profile picture for Jeen simon
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-18 08:40:45 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_107

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    Jeen's Answer

    Prototyping is critical because it is necessary to test an idea before implementing it. As a result of the testing, we know how they succeeded, and we know what problems and challenges they face, as well as how we solve those issues and become successful during the implementation of a specific idea. This challenge was really important because we are aware of the current situation and different points of view.