Surf Excel presented world’s largest Design For Change School Contest all across the globe over 50,000 schools. Last year it was initiated in India and was applauded the world over to a great extent. This year 25 countries participated in the contest (list of countries) and Pakistan was one of these. The contest was geared primarily towards students from classes 3-8 (8 to 13 years old) and induced Pakistani children to spread “I Can” philosophy amongst young generation in Pakistan to solve the world's greatest challenges.
About ContestThe contest timeline was from August, 2010 to October, 2010. Children were encouraged to visualize solutions to the problems that they face and execute them. It was 4 steps process; Feel-Imagine-Do and Share (Detail). Through this contest children got the exposure to sharpen up their creative and problem solving skills that each child possesses and is very crucial to nurture early childhood education.
Zindagi Trust Paid-to-learn Schools Win Three PrizesFrom Pakistan 200 schools participated in the contest. (list of schools) Three Zindagi Trust PTL schools children across Pakistan at large tackled issues related to their own context and showed their commitment to change Pakistan and won; Jinnah Prize, Quickest Impact and Most Environmentally Friendly prizes among the seven categories.(categories detail). Zindagi Trust is proud of its students who proved that they will be among the leaders who are trying to bring change in Pakistan.
ResultsSurf Excel team received 200 entries from all over Pakistan. Out of 200 entries 35 were declared winners. It was a very difficult task for the jury to group thirty five winning projects for this year’s Design for Change Pakistan contest by category. (Jury Profile)
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