Challenge:Future goes Local!

by C:F Team on 19th January, 2011 at 6:20 PM CEST

We are delighted to officially announce the successful implementation of the Challenge:Future Chapters Network. The Network already gathers chapters from 10 countries all over the world including Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Denmark, Slovenia, Montenegro and India. 

C:F Chapters are making local impact on a global scale and are raising peoples’ awareness about sustainability related topics. They are also involved in knowledge sharing and in finding, recognizing and developing talented people who can shape the future by challenging the present.

Up to now, ten Challenge:Future alumni from the C:F Competition 2010 & Summit 2010 were selected to become Chapter Presidents and to set up chapters in their schools. Simona Atanasova, C:F Competition 2010 finalist, successfully established a C:F Chapter at the American University in Bulgaria. With a high dose of enthusiasm, during the first meeting of her chapter’s core team, she announced that the C:F Chapters Network  “is a great opportunity for students to have C:F experience not just by participating in the competition but also on daily basis through working on local projects and initiatives.” More information and reactions from the American University in Bulgaria can be found in the article here

Image: Krste Kostoski, President, and the C:F Chapter at University for Information Science and Technology in Ohrid, Macedonia 

Many of the chapters launched recruitment campaigns in their schools releasing posters, leaflets, and having special presentations about Challenge:Future and the Chapters Network. Damla Aktan, the President of the C:F Chapter at the Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, gathered around 24 members and immediately jumped into implementing activities.

Image: C:F Chapter at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

They organized a lecture in their school about "CREATIVITY For A Better LIFE" having as speaker the famous Turkish scholar Taylan Demirkaya. Damla believes that the C:F Chapters Network is “much more than a ‘hope’ for creating unity all around the world despite the invisible borders. It is the courage that the youth needs to reach their dreams in a better world that works for all.” 

Image: C:F Chapter Event in Turkey: "CREATIVITY For A Better LIFE"

C:F Chapters are recruiting new members, promoting the C:F Competition 2011, facilitating the access of participants in the competition and helping with teams creation. Each chapter innovates and implements sustainability projects and events and are also involved in the implementation phase of global projects together with other chapters. 

If you have any suggestions or questions about the C:F Chapters Network, you can get in touch with Zhikica Pagovski, Challenge:Future Chapters Network President, at zhikica [at] challengefuture.org

The C:F Chapters Network will soon open 10 more chapters. Keep your eyes on us because an Application Call for Chapter Presidents is coming soon! 

Now share with us as we would love to know: What challenges do you face in your neighbourhood and how can a C:F Chapter engage in your community?

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Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management)

Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management) | Action team | CF Chapters

Congratulation to the C:F Chapters team for such great achievements in such short time!

It seems that the AGENDA from C:F Summits will be completed soon, so we will need to meet again to set new goals, event before CF Summit 2012....

So, sincerely thanks to Damla, Krste, Simona, Johanny,.... and of course Zhikica. You all are a true inspiration for all of us!

22nd January, 2011 @ 11:21 AM CEST

Damla Aktan

Damla Aktan | Action team | CF Chapters

Dear Mrs. Andrea Kodrin, you inspired us in such a beautiful way that it was a pleasure for all of us to give you such feedbacks...We would love to make even much more! This feeling of 'unity' and "global oneness" all around the world despite the invisible borders is the real inspiration for all of us. Thank you, too, for changing the lives of each of us!

23rd January, 2011 @ 10:26 PM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

They say the sum of all locals is Global. I sure admire the initiative to get the CF operating on a local level with a mindset that a global movement is taking simultenously. Congratulations to all pioneers of the CF Chapter and sure looking forward to being instrumental in taking to Africa - starting from Nigeria

25th January, 2011 @ 3:11 PM CEST

Karina Poveda Coto

Karina Poveda Coto | CF Chapters

the chapter of COSTA RICA a is very excited to be part of this competition and to include young people of Latin America that want to compete and have good ideas to suggest actions to change the WORLD.
if anyone wants to know more of us can write =)

14th February, 2011 @ 10:18 PM CEST

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