Why do we need Changemakers?
A quick glance around us reveals a world of poor roads, potholes, overflowing drains, frothing lakes and everything seems on the brink of an apocalypse, and everyone seems anxious and stressed. However, change is slow and has to be fostered at all levels in order to bring about lasting change. Our youth are our future and igniting their passion for grappling with the messy problems that they will inherit will help us develop socially responsible citizens of tomorrow. As Richard Branson says, ‘Once a change maker, always a change maker, but only a few swim against the tide.’
We strongly believe that all of us can channel our passions to swim upstream and bring about change in our own spheres of influence. Our goal is to create change makers all around Bengaluru who will be the change they want to see in this world. We plan to use the proceeds from our annual musical production to fund this Challenge and therefore inspire, young change makers all over our city.
About the Challenge:
Every year we dedicate our annual school musical drama to a social cause and this year the theme of our production ‘Every Inch Upstream’ is about change – both personal and social. What brings about internal and external change? What are the things that hold us back from making this change?
As part of our endeavor to nurture Change makers across our city, we invite students of Grades 9-12 to participate in the ‘Every Inch Upstream Challenge’, an exciting and unique city-level change making challenge spanning October 2017 to January 2018. It encourages students to take on a compelling problem/issue they care about and address it constructively – by proposing and implementing solutions in their neighbourhoods and communities.
Click here to find out more details about this Challenge.
Here is the form that you can use to apply.
Participating teams will have the chance to vie for a total of INR 5 lakhs to fund their projects.