UWCMC in its dreams and idealism, is sometimes vulnerable to what Chiamanda Adichie calls “the single story.” Indeed, stories around impact in communities around us do present a rosier picture than most would agree. Hear the story of Seema circle from Alisha, our alumna and Seema’s founder, to feel how she experienced the adrenalin of success followed by the possibility of failure.
Uniting for Peace Youth Festival took place on the UWCMC campus with much involvement of students, faculty, and visitors from as far as Afghanistan. Together they learned what peace means in everyday life to different people and what we as individuals can do to create and sustain peace.
Dip into the interesting mind of UWCMC’s Director of Studies, Cyrus Vakil. He has been here since the very beginning and tells the story of how the school is continuously striving to create a better education.
The theme of this newsletter reflects our desire to be impactful and one of the most urgent needs we have is to learn how to measure the impact we have on our students as individuals and on the communities they change.
When people are accused of crimes and are too poor to afford a lawyer, Anna represents them. She is an attorney at the Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Office of the Public Defender. She says that UWC instilled in her a strong sense of personal and social responsibility and in her job she has found a way to use privilege to advocate for those on the margins of power.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for energy and sustainability pioneers, selected UWC Mahindra College as one of the 14 finalists (1,437 applicants from 97 countries) for the 8th cycle of the prize. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on January 18th in Abu Dhabi attended by our second years, Jayden and Lucas, who put the proposal together.