Research. Background of Students. Highest number of student participants were from cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Vadodara and Hyderabad. Age group of Student Particpants.
Highest number of student participants were from cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Vadodara and Hyderabad.
Highest number of students who participated in Design for Change Challenge were in the age group of 12 to 13 years (~56%).
The ratio of male to female students is almost 50:50 with number of female students slightly outnumbering the male students.
Most of the students entered the contest to seize an opportunity to help their community and people around them.
Maximum students found their ideas from surrounding community.
Environmental issues ranging from cleanliness, excessive use of plastic bags to global warming was most commonly felt community need closely followed various education and literacy related issues like educating poor children and need to make illiterate parents understand the importance of education.
At the beginning of DFC most students were excited about what they were going to do and by the end much higher number was motivated and proud of their work.
Students loved the new feeling, understanding and learning that participating in DFC gave them.
Among the winning student groups most believed they won because they were able to identify and successfully meet a community need.
Lack of education / illiteracy and poverty are the most important problems in the community according to students
Joy of giving was the most common learning students derived from the Design for Change Challenge.
73% percent of students would like to do such community service projects again with or without Design for Change Challenge.