It's simple, yet a pretty powerful (and definitely huge) ambition – AIESEC's goal until 2015 is to "Engage and develop every young person in the world". I wish AIESEC all the luck with that, and hopefully I can be a part of helping to realize in some way when I'm an intern in the next 6 months and after that alumni.
People spending all their breaks working on creating exchange experiences for people all around the world 🙂
An early-morning sight-seeing trip to cooling pond #1 of Bokaro steel plant gave me a direct channel into a part of the Indian psyche. The cooling pond is a raised, artificial pond constructed to provide clean, cooling water for the steel plant. It is surrounded by a large raised wall and wetlands, as well as green areas. The pond is huge, somewhere on the scale of 22 km around, and has a number of planted fish living inside it (which you can fish at a fee per hook).
Today I'm part of the hosting team for a virtual leadership development agenda that is going to happen connected to the AIESEC International Congress in Hyderabad. There are going to be several sessions on youth leadership and they're open for anyone to join.
- 10:30 GMT+5.5 – Leading Yourself
- 11:30 GMT+5.5 – Global Connections
- 14:30 GMT+5.5 – Leading change
- 16:00 GMT+5.5 – The Experience of Leaders
Just arrived in the (amazing) venue of AIESEC's International Congress in Hyderabad for a couple of days of participating in sessions connected to the Artemisia program that I'm participating in. Really enjoying the energy and vibe of AIESEC, especially when the organization is at the tip of defining it's direction for the next 5 years. If you want to check out what it's all about then go to MyAIESEC.net and click on IC Live, there's stuff there both if you're an AIESECer but also if you're a non-AIESECer.
Having arrived at the airport, changed currency, gone through the security check, sat down, got my horrible (overpriced) airport espresso, flipped on my laptop and turned on my travel playlist, I am finally beginning to get that for the next 6 months I'll be in Delhi.