Making the World a Better Place—AIESEC’s Global Village
On 2nd October 2018, AIESEC’s Global Village was held at the Student Plaza. MIT witnessed an ecstatic evening of celebration, as the festivities kick-started with a flash mob-style dance by the members of AIESEC. Students from around the campus were scattered across the Student Plaza as they tried their hand at the stall games.
‘Shake Your Booty’, inspired by Minute to Win It’s ping-pong game, and ‘Back to Back’ were some of the few games at the fest. The food stalls managed by Swiggy that offered free drinks and refreshments attracted massive crowds. Furthermore, the photo booth set up by Informals was abuzz throughout the evening. Live acoustic music added to the mood as they played some of the greatest hits such as Tears in Heaven and Hotel California, urging the crowd to sing along.
Organisers put the event together with the intention to motivate people to sign up for AIESEC’s Global Volunteer Programme, where the organisation would focus on 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With this initiative trusted by the United Nations, AIESEC endeavoured to develop financially weak nations and help them achieve the SDGs. AIESEC member Pranshul Pratik shared his experiences from Serbia, an economically depressed state, where he helped them build business ideas and worked towards achieving SDGs.
The organisers further added that they intended to spread awareness about the social issues prevalent around the world and take steps to overcome those predicaments. The event successfully managed to blow off some steam while promoting a noble cause at the same time.