Creating Change beyond individual lives
Reach for Change aims at having a fundamental positive impact on the societies in which we operate. Beyond changing individual lives, we believe that social innovation has the potential to change the ‘rules of the game.’
To be selected for the Incubator, Change Leaders’ ideas must have the potential to be system changing. By this we mean that they address the context and root causes of the problem, through altering legislation or societal values, norms and behaviour.
- System change through altering values, norms and behaviour: Swedish Change Leader Georgios Karpathakis runs Underbara ADHD, an organization spreading information through social media, plays, lectures, blogging, books and other platforms, in order to influence public knowledge and attitude towards people with ADHD.
- System change through altering legislation: Congolese Change Leader Naomi Kuseyo runs ONGD Naomi Les Ècoles du Coeur, an organization that improves access to education for hospitalized children. Beyond increasing access by starting schools inside hospitals, she lobbies to strengthen the legal rights to education for this group of children.
All Change Leaders start their first Incubator year by identifying a long-term outcome. This is a scenario decades into the future where their organization has changed the system and fulfilled its purpose. Throughout the Incubator, our Change Leaders work with identifying and implementing activities required to achieve the targeted system change and long-term outcome.
Use the links in the menu on the right side to find some results of our work to achieve system change.