One third of the 175-acreage of the campus is dedicated to the park which is part of the greater western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. Staff, students and faculty have planted over 100.000 native trees in the park and on campus. The park is becoming rapidly a growing core habitat for plants and animals threatened from extinction.
The students work in their Akshara projects in several villages and with all age groups. Some 500 people are benefitting from the student involvement. All these activities combined with the sustainability classes organized by Ann provide a solid foundation for future leaders that most UWC-students will become.
The vision & mission as well as the objectives and the daily life at the United World Colleges match remarkably well with the OWA objectives. What makes the laureate special is the fact that the young generation receives the recognition. The colleges prove the conclusion of UWC Honorary President, late Mr. Nelson Mandela: ”Education is the mightiest weapon to change the world”.