Tuesday, 3 May 2016

5th December 2016: Design For Change Conference

I haven't been writing much lately, so thought I'd update you with what happened as a result of the post: The Most Epic Musical Maestros . We were invited to the Design for Change conference for making it to the top #20 stories and then the most unexpected thing happened....

Ahmedabad, Gujarat: We won the "Grand Prize" at the Design for Change "I can" Awards, awarded by two famous Indian Sportsmen, Irfan Pathan and Geet Sethi, out of 2512 schools from all over India.
I am so proud of my students. I guess, this is how parents must feel at their kid's achievements. 

It was a crazy fun filled day! From inspiring talks, messages and design thinking sessions by Amitabh Bachchan, Vidyudh Jamwal, Rahul Bose, Irfan Pathan, Mr.Candle(Google this guy!), Jiving to music, creative teachers from all over India, 2512 stories of change, passion-driven students to winning the Grand Prize! The vibe in the air left each and everyone inspired, humbled and wanting to create more positive change around. 

If you can inspire children to find solutions to the biggest challenges in the world, you can change the world!

The man! 

Day 2 was twice as fun and inspiring as day one. With more inspiring candid talks by amazing sportspersons like the 15 year old, 7-time national level champion- Mana Patel and Mr. Geet S, the tear-jerking silent national anthem by Umang school, an electrifying performance by 'Dharavi rocks!' (YOU MUST CHECK THEM OUT!), more inspiring stories of simple innovative impactful solutions for everyday challenges by children driving change! Easily tops to become the best conference attended yet.

So much respect for this women! It reminds me of a post in this very blog from 3 years ago. Little did I know I will get to meet her  three years after. 

Dharavi Rocks: If you haven't yet heard them, you absolutely must check them out!!

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