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.
Project Weeks are an integral part of the UWC experience. Even among the plethora of deadlines, Project Week is just too incredible and opportunity to miss. Hear from one of our second years, Laerke from Denmark who spent a week in the Ghats of Northern Karnataka with a group of exceptional women from Vanastree (a seed saving collective) with similar goals as her own – to make a significant social impact in the world.
A first year at UWCMC, Poorva from India wanted to join UWC since the age of twelve. Here, she reflects on the idea of diversity beyond nationalities and what it means in her everyday life. Living with people from all over the world becomes normal so quickly, but read here how it is, after all, an experience unique to UWC.
Kriyā is UWC Mahindra College’s outdoor and adventure outreach initiative. Kriyā works with local young women on physical fitness, confidence building, and overcoming societal and self-imposed limitations in the outdoors. Hear from our student, Kaz, how gratifying it is to work with these women from the local community.
Akshara is UWC Mahindra College’ local impact initiative. The programme’s mission is “to empower rural youth, and children (with an emphasis on the girl child) by providing them access to educational opportunities and personal support.”
Our project ‘Sadhana Friends’ particularly aims to create long lasting, individual, friendships with people who would otherwise be shunned from their communities.
Think of February as the month of theatre. The members of our community line up outside the theatre venue in the evenings – four days every week for an entire month – anticipating the colors and rhythm each play will bring. Whether it’s a stage lit with candles to show the setting of a fancy hotel or a collage of chairs and clothes to represent a chaotic background, each play deeply exhibits the creativity of our students as theatre artists.
Photo Courtesy: Pune Urban Village Unconference Team On Saturday, the Urban and the Village met in a chaos of progression unlike anything I have ever experienced in India – or anywhere else for that matter: The Pune Urban Village UnConference. Perhaps an UnConference is a foreign term to you, as it was to me. To give you…
Triveni is the co-curricular experiential learning programme at UWC Mahindra College. ‘Triveni’ in Indian culture is said to represent the confluence of 3 rivers: Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati. At UWC Mahindra College, Triveni signifies the coming together of IB CAS, the Project Weeks and Gap Year Options. Over the years, the programme has evolved to symbolise the…
My fellow gardeners and I stand over the garden bed puzzled as to how all of our corn crops seem to have had the tops chopped, or perhaps eaten off. We leave the farm that evening convinced there is a corn snatcher on the loose. A few weeks earlier in the biodiversity reserve, a group…