“Empowering real change” a debate in collaboration with the Indian Express newspaper (Mumbai, India)Posted by India in Cultural Activities, Culture, Ecological Volunteering, Educational Activities, Humanitarian Disaster Relief, Institutional Presence, Philosophy, Promotion of Philosophy, Social Volunteering, Volunteering, tags: ecology, education, Philanthropy, Philosophy, philosophy, Real Change, Sonam Wangchuk, Swades, volunteering
New Acropolis Mumbai organized a debate entitled “Empowering real change”, in collaboration with the Indian Express newspaper. Speakers included the educator and environmental specialist Sonam Wangchuk, the philanthropist Tsarina Screwvala (Swades Foundation) and the philosopher Yaron Barzilay (Director of New Acropolis in India).
With over 150 attendees, the presenters at this ’round table’ emphasized the need for a sustainable change in society, beyond quick and immediate fixes, which are of little relevance and lead to uncertainty and despair. A collective investigation showed that the “Post-truth” world (Word of the Year 2016, Oxford Dictionary), leads to individuals’ inability to dream and to aspire to a better world. It turns out that our challenges could be more possible to carry out, redefining how society provides education. Ultimately, the responsibility rests with the individual at the time of choosing to participate in the change.