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About Change the Game Academy

What is the aim of the Change the Game Academy?

Change the Game Academy aims at empowering Self Help Groups (SHGs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) all over the world, but especially in low and middle income countries, to learn to raise funds locally and to mobilise other kinds of support. To achieve this, the present rules of the ‘development game’ need to be fundamentally changed: Many CBOs and NGOs in the Global South largely depend on foreign funding. Change the Game Academy aims to channel the responsibility to alleviate poverty to where it ultimately belongs: the countries themselves.

How do we want to do this?

From 2007 till 2015, we implemented the Action for Children (AfC) program, funded by the Dutch government. In Brazil, India, Kenya and South Africa, AfC successfully trained over 900 SHGs, CBOs and NGO’s to raise funds in their country for their own projects. Based on the conclusions of an intensive evaluation, we decided to make the materials developed available worldwide by developing free online courses, and to add courses on mobilising support.

Change the Game Academy uses a blended-learning approach: a combination of online and classroom learning. The online learning can also be done without taking a classroom course.

What does it cost to take a course?

All online learning materials are available to you free of charge! Access the portal by registering yourself here. Register, for getting: full access, saving the exercises you have already done, and learning at your own pace.

Online courses are available worldwide. Classroom courses are offered in a growing number of countries. Read more about where upcoming courses are planned at ‘Classroom Courses‘.