SAYDS is a non-profit organization that seeks to make social change initiatives viable, highly successful and deeply transformative for young people that are solving complex social problems. We equip them with the systems thinking skills required to solve complex problems and empower them to be system leaders in their spheres of influence.
Young people need to be treated as a resource, rather than a resource burden. With the rapidly increasing youth demographic in some parts of the world, concerns have been raised over conditions getting worse: increased unemployment, increased crime, impoverished healthcare. Young people are seen as adding to the problem as opposed to providing solutions for this generation and the next. We see the youth as a huge, untapped and undervalued reservoir of brilliant innovations and solutions.
Our tools & methods involve equipping youth with systems thinking skills and guiding them through the application of these skills in order to deepen civic engagement. We take systems thinking theories and concepts and transform them to practical applications for youth groups working on social problems.
Most of the social problems that we face are quite complex and so they have been widely acknowledged as ‘complex problems’ since they are resistant to simple solutions. These problems are prevalent in all spheres of social life and we all face them on a regular basis: for instance, poverty, education inequality, economic inequality, high levels of pollution, poor environmental quality, racism, corruption, violence, etcLearn more
SAYDS uses a model called CABESA to equip youth with systems thinking skills, which stands for Co-Designing And Building Enduring Systems Acumen. It is an innovative approach for equipping youth with skills for solving complex social problems and deepening their civic engagement. It seeks to improve the existing teaching and training approaches that are used to equip youth with such skills.Learn more
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