I must admit I have often felt 'solutionless', quite helpless in front of such a task!
But all along, now since 8 months working on it, I am trusting that grace will flow and that the work will pay off ...some day.
Well, this week, 2 very important steps have been made in the direction of 'Solutions':
- 2nd workshop between people doing seva, passionated about waste management, practical apects and University/academic/technical people: mixing 2 worlds, getting inspiring and very highly motivated people doing selfless service, sometimes experts in their fields (water sanitation, composting...) to drive technical people from Labs, from faculty side!!! and inspire them with their energy as well as get the technical team support they need to build their ideas/solutions....
And then yesterday:
- a 2nd meeting of presentation of social innovation projects to Engineering students led 120 students of 3rd School of Eng to engage in most of the projects...
Of course getting students involved does not mean only good ressources to find 'Solutions' but as well educating Indian young generation, getting them inspired to embrace that cause!
And that is very exciting and motivating.
So next steps will of course entail:
- setting all 30 to 35 projects as diverse as:
...and PhD on its way with concrete applications...
Final entrance exams next week... bloddy GRE! :-)