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Bringing Rigamajig to Communities Worldwide

Rigamajig wants to partner with communities worldwide by promoting STEAM education and fostering open-ended play opportunities for children of all ages. The initiative aims to enhance creativity, problem-solving skills, and collaboration among young learners. The introduction of Rigamajig offers a versatile and open-ended play experience, allowing children to design and construct their own stru...

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Rigamajig wants to partner with communities worldwide by promoting STEAM education and fostering open-ended play opportunities for childr...

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$400 per new project
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To access funding

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
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$400 per new project
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“There is so much inner dialogue that comes out while they’re working, so many ‘Ah ha’ moments,” reports Ms. Sampar. “I’ve had to learn to shut my mouth and let those conversations flow. It’s a safe place for them to struggle and overcome and figu...

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Kelly Sampar

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • STEAM Educators, Science Teachers, Museum Educators
  • Children, Ages 3+

Rigamajig project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Familiarize Yourself with Rigamajig & Assess Community Needs and Resources
  • Apply for funding via ChangeX or fundraise in your community
  • Connect with Rigamajig and Share Your Community's Potential
  • Develop an Implementation Plan
  • Meet with us via Zoom to learn more about how to best use Rigamajig!

Time

Suggested: Children can play with Rigamajig for hours on end. Rigamajig has no instructions or right and wrong answers. It’s designed to inspire creativity and hands-on play with no set outcomes. Children are free to build and make whatever they can imagine! See Project Plans + Printable Resources if you’d like some ideas and inspiration to help you get started.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Rigamajig

50 Rigamajig projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to Rigamajig! We are thrilled that you are contemplating bringing our products to your community. Rigamajig is not just a product but a transformative experience that fosters STEAM education and open-ended play possibilities for children of all ages.

At Rigamajig, we believe in the power of hands-on learning and creative exploration. By introducing Rigamajig to your community, you have the opportunity to unlock the potential of young minds and inspire the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers, and innovators.

Rigamajig offers a unique and versatile platform for children to design, build, and create their own structures using real materials. It encourages collaboration, imagination, and the development of essential skills needed for success in the 21st century. With Rigamajig, children can engage in hands-on STEAM activities, exploring concepts in engineering, design, physics, and more, while having fun and embracing their natural curiosity.

Together, let's create an environment where children can thrive, learn, and discover their full potential. We invite you to join the Rigamajig community and make a lasting impact on the lives of children by embracing the power of STEAM education and open-ended play.

Cas Holman

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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