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21st Oct 2016 by admin,
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October 2016 News from the Hill

In our October newsletter read stories about transformative scholarship gifts that have changed the lives of students from Syria, Nepal and India; campus stories about UWC Day, the rite-of-passage Ganesh festival, and an introduction to our newest first year cohort. Finally, catch up on ways to connect with UWC both online and at MUWCI meetups in…

21st Oct 2016 by admin,
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A New Path Made Possible by our Parents & Faculty

In about three hours, Anita Tamang, a 16 year old from Nepal, was transported from her foster home in Kathmandu to the bustle of Mumbai, and then to the foothills of the Sahyadris and up the MUWCI hill which would be her home for the next two years. But the journey from a young motivated…

19th Oct 2016 by Maria Charles,
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A Long Way From As-Suwayda: Raghdan (Syria, ’18)

 Raghdan Alhennawi, a teenager who lived his entire life in the south of Syria, knew of India through a small piece of pottery he kept by his bedside, a gift from a friend who had made a visit to Pune five years ago. As fate would have it, Raghdan went on to become the first…

16th Oct 2016 by admin,
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Developing a New Curricula on Systems-Thinking

The mindset with which we perceive and interpret the world affects what we think and ultimately do. How we think about a challenge influences the design of our response and the ‘solutions’ we create. However, most secondary schooling practices reduce the complexity of the world to studying the individual parts of a problem, often overlooking…

15th Oct 2016 by admin,
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A Bridge To UWC: MUWCI’s Foundation Programme

Students from the MUWCI Foundation Programme who have gone on to study at all the 15 UWCs globally. The UWC Mahindra College Foundation Programme, a year-long residential course for Indian students from less represented backgrounds, puts into action the college’s motto of ‘Diversity Through Access’. It facilitates students from non-English- speaking backgrounds to acquire the…

10th Oct 2016 by admin,
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Introducing MUWCI’s class of 2018!

This infographic sums up MUWCI’s vibrant new class of first years from all around the world! But even better is when they introduce themselves through a self-initiated ‘Hello World’ video made before they even got to campus. Say hello to MUWCI’s Class of 2018!

10th Oct 2016 by admin,
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UWC Day 2016: Action, Collaboration & Recreation

UWC Day 2016 was an action packed day at UWC Mahindra College. Taking a break from Wednesday classes, students spent the morning engaged with a valley-wide plastic clean up effort in over 15 locations, led by the Sustainability Stream and Triveni volunteers. This was followed by a meeting with local panchayat (village government) leaders to understand…

10th Oct 2016 by admin,
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Ganesh Visarjan: A Cultural ‘Immersion’

Students, staff and faculty weigh in on the joyful celebration of a MUWCI rite-of-passage: the festivities around Ganesh Visarjan. Video Credit: Moises Flores Baca (Mexico, ’09)