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31st Dec 2014 by admin,
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Oxfam India Trailwalker – “Walking for Corporates and Maggi”

         Photo Courtesy: Jayden Rae At 5:15 am this morning, I thought I was in the midst of a nightmare when I opened my eyes to faces alight by candlelight. The floating heads threw stone-hard bread at me as I lay defenseless in bed. Strangely enough, I wasn’t as scared of these intruders as…

29th Dec 2014 by admin,
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The Amnesty International (AI) Group at UWC Mahindra College is led by dedicated students from all over the world who believe that social justice is achievable. One of the only two official AI groups in India, Amnesty International Group at UWCMC works to promote and create awareness about a wide array of social issues that can…

25th Dec 2014 by admin,
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December 2014

Enjoy our December newsletter that contains best wishes for the new year, information on teaching vacancies, thoughts of our alumnus, Arvin Gadgil, backstage profile of the Project Based Diploma led by Cary Reid, and current work of Amnesty International on campus.December 2014 Newsletter

23rd Dec 2014 by admin,
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Our Alumnus Arvinn E. Gadgil – Director of Partnerships and Policy, Norwegian Refugee Council

“Whenever I meet fellow UWC Mahindra College alumni, we talk about how the experience may have shaped us. These chats are always fun, enlightening and reassuring. It seems to me however, that whoever I talk with, we always come up with the same set of conclusions. First, the experience was intense, and it touched and…

23rd Dec 2014 by admin,
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Project Based Diploma: An Overview

 Project Based Diploma – Concept, History and Vision The United World Colleges began as an educational experiment in which young people would be challenged and given a chance to show what more there was inside them. The first iteration of this challenge took shape in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The IB has served the movement…

1st Dec 2014 by admin,
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Project Week Story # 3: Shashank’s Mosaic of Observations

Picture the scene: UWCMC rests under the dark, solemn night sky. The creeks of the crickets only accentuate a vast stillness engulfing the campus. No stone moves, no leaf falls.Suddenly, at 3 am in the morning, an animal of steel, a bus, enters the parking lot. One by one, 20 lights turn on. One of…

1st Dec 2014 by admin,
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Project Week Story # 2 : Laerke in Andhra Pradesh

Photo Courtesy: Yarden BoytnerLast week I went to India for the first time. Well, rural India, that is. I have been living at UWC Mahindra College for more than two months, and I have even visited my friend in Bangalore for a couple of days. But going to rural Andhra Pradesh felt as though I…