In February 2016, Care for Air conducted an interactive workshop on air pollution with students from the innovative Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, a unique alternative to the traditional MBA program located in New Delhi. It was an inspiring afternoon spent among intelligent, curious minds in the peaceful campus where the programme is housed.
Vedica’s mission to prepare young women with potential to achieve fulfilling careers for the 21st century dovetails with Care for Air’s mission to tap into the smart minds and fresh thinkers of today, and leaders of tomorrow, in tackling what is arguably the most urgent environmental, health and economic crisis of our time: Air pollution in India.
Care for Air and the Vedica Scholars in attendance had a deep discussion around the many causes of air pollution in Delhi, the short and long term health impact, and what we could together, do to solve this gigantic problem. Our Q & A session revealed a number of ideas and challenges in tackling this problem. Care for Air looks forward to the continued dialogue with the Vedica students. We also encourage and support their enthusiastic foray as new “clean air ambassadors” and know they will spread the message and mobilize others around this issue. We welcome volunteers and hope these bright minds and big hearts will help us amplify our message until we reach our goal of clean air for all.