Flash Mob for Climate Change | Aga Khan Academies

Flash Mob for Climate Change

10 October 2019

Around 40 students from the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad organised a flash mob on Tuesday, 2nd October 2019 at Sarath City Capital Mall at Kondapur, Hyderabad. The flash mob aimed to raise awareness about the current climate change situation.

The idea of a flash mob was initiated by the DP 1 students as part of their Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project. CAS which is the heart of the Diploma Programme encourages students to learn outside classrooms. Some of the exchange students from the Academy in Mombasa who are currently staying on Hyderabad campus had also volunteered to be part of this social cause.

The entire act was orchestrated for about 45 minutes which included stomping, short musical gigs and a 15-minute dance performance. Students had also made use of banners and placards to emphasise the issue. Towards the end of the flash mob dance, students urged the audience gathered, to contribute towards safeguarding the environment.

Since this was a student-led initiative, everything, from conceptualising, planning, organising, coordinating and executing was done by the students themselves! When asked what was the major learning outcome from this exercise, Mr Venkat Reddy, the CAS coordinator said, "This exercise not only helped these students to explore their management and leadership skills but had also made them realise that as youth if they channelise their strengths well, they could make the world a better place!"

In the words of His Highness the Aga Khan, from the Maputo Foundation Stone Laying ceremony (2004), “The Academies are, therefore, a continuing articulation of this vision, a statement of great hope in the power of good education, and an investment in the development of the best minds who will enable future generations to take charge of their own destinies.”