Malaysia’s Brightest Students to Represent The Country In The ICAN Children’s Summit 2019

Here’s something to make you proud of Malaysia’s future leaders.

10 teams of students between the ages of 6 to 16 years old were chosen to be winners of The ICAN School Challenge 2019 by Design For Change (DFC) Malaysia!

malaysia’s brightest students to represent the country in the ican children’s summit 2019

Photo: Design For Change Malaysia

The ICAN School Challenge is an annual competition held by Design For Change Malaysia as part of the global movement called “Design For Change”. The movement aims to cultivate the ‘I Can’ mindset in every child and provides opportunities for children to empower them to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action.

This year’s teams were selected form 94 participating teams and will represent Malaysia at the global ICAN Children’s Summit in Italy from 27th to 30th November 2019. The annual summit is a platform for young students to showcase their social innovations and exchange ideas with peers from across 60 countries and is expected to host over 2,000 children and 800 educators.

This year’s winning innovations is estimated to impact over 500,000 lives and includes solution involving river cleaning, cyber safety, body shaming, toilet usage and even upcycling of single-use plastic bottles to merchandise. Students across the nation, incuding those from the B40 groups and rural communities, sent their entries and were judged by a panel of experts from corporations, global non-profits, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

malaysia’s brightest students to represent the country in the ican children’s summit 2019

Photo: Design For Change Malaysia

Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik celebrated some of Malaysia’s brightest students at a closed-door event last Thursday and said that he was impressed by the quality and confidence of these students. The joint effort of MOE and DFC is aligned with the country’s vision of developing potential students in a holistic and integrated manner through enculturation of 2st century learning and civic education to create a more responsible society.

We are so proud of these young minds and we hope more students can be a part of this global movement of change!

By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya