UWC Mahindra College monthly newsletter

Friday, October 26, 2012

UWC 50th Celebrations DAY 2

by Usha Rajaram (Staff) 

Day 2: Let's Celebrate With Action
Thursday, September 20th, was a day when we celebrated action and tried to explore what activism could mean. We had a meeting with the local Community Engagement partners, which was very successful. Not only did they interact with us, but also with each other, and some partners actually met each other for the first time. 

From 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm there were presentations of projects proposed by students, which would bring UWC ideals alive. It began with a lovely video on the local partners and their community engagement activities. The presentation proposals ranged from starting an organic farm on our campus, to teaching the high school students of the local schools the idea of energy conservation, to renovating and painting one of local high school's classrooms. The idea was that these proposals would come to some fruition by the 27th of November which is  15th anniversary of  UWC Mahindra College .  

After dinner, there was a live transmission from the UWC forum in London. The first panel discussion was on ‘Sustainability and supply: Can science provide the long term solution to increase consumption?’ We watched this, accompanied by UWC chai, but we couldn't watch the second panel discussion, because the live transmission broke down.
It was lovely having our local Community Engagement partners with us, because they served as genuine role models for UWC activism. 

You can watch the UWC Anniversary Formal Celebrations here: 


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