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 In the summer of 2017 we conducted a summer program for 11-12th grade students from across the world at a college near Pune. They were all from urban areas in their respective countries. In a word association ice-breaker game 55 out of 60 wrote “concrete jungle, traffic congestion, air pollution, no parks” and other negative features as the word they associated with “URBAN”. Despite growing up in and receiving significant opportunities from their respective cities,
2020 has been a remarkable year on all accounts. The buoys that kept us afloat in this ever-changing scenario deserve special attention. At CARPE & EcoSattva, we have been fortunate to have some stellar partnerships. Our programs have always been partnership-driven. Harnessing existing experience and goodwill of partners like Bajaj, JBGVS, UNDP, Coca-Cola etc. and maximising on capacities of local government leadership (municipal governments, gram panchayats,  Zilla Parishads) we’ve been able to deliver impact in