What do Bankers without Borders (BwB) and a handful of University of Maryland students have in common? In my mind, it is the potential to bring about great change.
Over the next few months, BwB will lead several interactive learning sessions for the students and serve as a liaison between them and the social enterprises. Their work throughout the semester will culminate with a three week trip to India in January where they will work on-site with the social enterprises to implement the solutions and strategies they developed.
I was incredibly impressed by the students’ energy, ability, and commitment. Throughout the day-long orientation they remained attentive, soaking up as much information as they could from every exercise, including team building activities like assembling towers of marshmallows and toothpicks, and discussing tangible solutions to the case studies presented. I walked out of Taiaferro Hall that evening feeling incredibly energized.
I can’t wait to see what innovative solutions the students will create this semester!
Volunteer Relations Specialist, Bankers without Borders