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22nd Nov 2016 by Maria Charles,
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Volunteer for the 2019 Alumni Reunion

A message from the 2019 Reunion Organizers: Save the Date for Reunion for the Class of 1999! 2 – 4 August 2019. (All members of the class should have received an email invite. If not, please write to [email protected]) In preparation for this amazing weekend, we’d like to invite class volunteers to be in charge of…

17th Nov 2016 by Maria Charles,
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An Israeli Alumna’s Conscientious Objection to Conscription

Tamar Zeevi (center), a MUWCI alumna (Israel, ’15) declared her refusal to enlist in the Israeli army yesterday, for reasons of conscientious objection. Her story made news in various news blogs and journals.Update #1 (Nov 2016): Tamar and her co-objector have been sentenced to jail time after which they will be brought back for another hearing…

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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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) 

4th Mar 2016 by admin,
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Living with Peers from Conflict Regions

Jorge, a second year from Spain, shares how his life transformed after living with Yazid, his roommate from Palestine and spending time with Beste, a close friend from Turkey.

4th Mar 2016 by admin,
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Anita, Nepal’s Earthquake Survivor, Receives Parent-Faculty Scholarship

UWC is an ideal place for exceptional individuals who have the made the best use of the opportunities available to them, and Anita, student from Nepal’s earthquake-stricken region, is one such extraordinary human being who will be attending MUWCI thanks to the parent-faculty scholarship fund started this year at the college.

4th Mar 2016 by admin,
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How Scholarships Change Lives

How is it actually to live in Pakistan? Or to go to school in a city constantly shown on CNN’s newsfeed? I talked to three students whom I eat, talk and have class with every day to find out what MUWCI feels like with their diverse backgrounds, and what they want to do with the knowledge they have gained here, once their two years on the hill end.