Resources, Tools and Training for Facilitators and Institutions

This section is an excerpt from the book YES! Youth-led Changemaking and it is all about supporting the role of the teacher or focal person in supporting young people to become Changemakers. The benefits of Youth-led Changemaking are maximized when teachers facilitate students effectively.

Teacher / Focal person support is seen as the most vital component for unlocking the Changemaking potential of students. The major responsibility of a teacher or focal person is to bring out the best in young people.

Many young people don't know about their Changemaking potential because nobody believed in them. It is amazing to see what can be accomplished when we believe in young people. Many young people have a limited vision due to their environment. When we change their environment, we help young people change their vision. The Changemaking Competition provides a great opportunity for young people to expand their vision.

Role and Responsibilities of the Teacher / Focal Person

The role and responsibilities of the teacher / focal person is divided into three parts:

BEFORE THE COMPETITION | Role and Responsibilities of the Teacher / Focal Person


Get to know the 8 steps to getting ready in the run up to the competition.

Also find printable forms and worksheets to help you get started.

DURING THE COMPETITION | Role and Responsibilities of the Teacher / Focal Person


Get to know the 5 steps to pay attention to during the competition.

Also find the printable weekly reports template in this section.

AFTER THE COMPETITION | Role and Responsibilities of the Teacher / Focal Person


Get to know the 3 steps to pay attention to during the competition.

Also find the printable weekly reports template in this section.