The AES EcoEmbark program is ideal for highly motivated students age 15 and above who are interested in developing critical life skills in both entpreneurship and social innovation.
Our program takes place at our partner sites where AES has developed relationships with diverse communities to create sustainable demonstration & educational sites to help the beneficiaries on site as well as serve as innovative learning labs for sustainability.
While mentoring under successful, international social entrepreneurs, students explore the living systems of the natural and built world while simultaneously designing and building sustainable solutions for long lasting social and environmental impact. Students go through the entpreneurial process and get unique insights into effective problem solving skills.
Students gain practical hands on experience in subject areas such as design, architecture, economics, engineering, global development, biological sciences and entrepreneurship.Students also earn service hours for IB CAS requirements, build their resume for college and develop friendships with motivated peers.
A regular day at the AES site would look like...
09:30 – 10:00: Day Ahead/Reflections
10:00 – 12:00: Design & Build: Sustainable Solutions
12:00 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 13:30: Bio Habitat Study/Guest Speaker
14:00 – 15:00: Beneficiary Social Engagement Program
Eco-Embark is a 1 week summer leadership lab that enables students to engage with underprivileged communities to analyse & solve pressing social and environmental problems affecting Mumbai inhabitants.
Registration Required by April 1st, 2015 - Sign Up HERE or call 9820444377
Session 1: May 5th - May 12th
Session 2: June 1st – June 7th
Impact: How will we help people in need?
Our mentors culture is what make the AES program truly unique. They are a key ingredient in harnessing a students critical thinking skills and guiding them towards innovative problem solving capabilities
For a detailed profile on our mentors and their subject expertise, click HERE
Our guest speakers are a critical part of the AES Eco-Embark program. Interacting with our students, they provide unique insights into the rapidly expanding sustainability, global development, social and education sectors. They highlight emerging trends in both the corporate and non profit space, giving tangible examples of successful entrepreneurships and future career paths.
Dipti Kanal, Founder, Muskaan Foundation
Director at Muskaan Foundation for People with Multiple Disabilities
Developed groundbreaking educational and community curriculums for children with MD
Rajesh Adhikhary, Partner at IL&FS Investment Services
+20 years experience working in investment services & P.E.
Currently, works with companies to set up large sustainability funds and resource management departments
Ashwin Assamoul, Partner at Parthenon Group
Partner in Parthenon Education Practice
Leads international work in public sector education, advising governments on innovative strategies in education
Manisha Pandita, Dalberg International
Project Manager at Dalberg Intl
Manages a number of international development projects in emerging markets
BA from Harvard in Economics & Development
Be an agent of social change
Tangibly contribute to development of social environmental systems that support the lives of the impoverished
Build leadership and communication skills
Improve interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others
Understand possible future career paths
In global development, sustainability, engineering, social entrepreneurship, architecture and design
Gain an intimate understanding of pressing local and global social and environmental issues
How sustainability & resource management will affect present and future communities, businesses & emerging markets
Develop a spirit of self-reliance, moral judgment and open-mindedness.