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Spark India 2016

The year Spark India began!

8 University of Southampton students embarked on a journey to Mumbai, the largest city in India, to face real, serious social challenges, allowing them to make direct contributions to improving society while developing crucial skills, such as teamwork, humility, cultural awareness and social innovation. Students worked alongside the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a multi-campus public research university and Acumen, a non-profit which invests in social enterprises in low income communities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. They immersed themselves in the culture and worked on joint projects for 3 weeks with local NGOs, working on issues such as gender equality, sexual harassment, access to education and more, before completing personal development workshops.

 



Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016
Spark India 2016

Spark India not only gave me a chance to experience a new culture and work with people from different backgrounds, but also helped me develop my leadership skills, communication abilities and most importantly, self-confidence. I am now due to start a role in the Home Office in London. The skills and experience I gained from SI have helped me massively in getting where I am today

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