Allen's #ChangeTheNow Passport

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Allen Biju

I'm Allen Mathew, I'm an International student currently enrolled in SSWK.
Georgian College
Social Service Worker
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I want to be a Changemaker because...

I want to be changemaker because I always wanted to explore new and I want to bring a positive change in our community that our society always wanted to see.

My Changemaker Pathway

Social Innovator iconI am a Social Innovator

I want to create new strategies, products or ideas to address social issues.

My UN Sustainable Development Goal
Sustainable Cities & Communities

As part of #ChangeTheNow, I’m working on solving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

My Passport Stamps

#ChangeTheNow participants must complete modules centered around the Design Thinking process. Passport stamps are awarded as modules are completed.
My Mobius Module Completed
Team Canvass Module Completed
Changemaker in Residency Week Completed
Empathize Module Completed
Define Module Completed
Ideate Module Completed
Prototype & Test Module Incomplete
Pitch Module Incomplete
ME=WE Module Incomplete

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:33:02 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might ideation help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?

    Allen's Answer

    The ideate stage allowed us to build on our concepts and generate new ones. Active listening is something that my team and I have always done. We were able to build on one other's ideas through active listening, allowing us to create a much stronger vision for our project.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:29:49 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Allen's Answer

    It's true that not all crises can be avoided, but by adopting this mindset and approach, your team may be more ready for many typical eventualities. By adopting this mindset and viewing a challenging issue from a variety of viewpoints, you may gain insightful new ideas, such as potential leverage points.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:28:25 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_98

    🤔 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?

    Allen's Answer

    I actually got to learn about empathy in detail after getting into the social service program. For me empathizing is the ability to see the world in someone elses perspective. Empathy is avery important skill in the social service field.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:45:26 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Allen's Answer

    I really loved the presentation by Joanne, it was really fascinating. It also helped me to gain more knowledge United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a changemaker it really motivated me to be a good social service worker and bring positive changes in the society.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:20:26 -0800 create_your_team_canvas_98

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Allen's Answer

    I was able to understand how to collaborate with others to solve issues and learn how to put original ideas into practise in order to bring about positive change.

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    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.

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