On top of their career aspirations, many EIT InnoEnergy students have the ambition to contribute to society in ways that complement the energy transition. A prime example is Mohammed Finzer Akkara, a graduating student from the MSc. Renewable Energy programme. Finzer decided to return back home after his studies in Europe to work with the NGO waste warriors, situated in Dehradun, India.
Finzer came across “waste warriors” while working on an ESADE project as part EIT InnoEnergy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Journey during the Master’s. Their work ethic towards cleaner India and their efforts at social intervention is what impressed him the most. The NGO has been exceptional during Covid-19 pandemic as well. They held their waste workers or kabaddi wala close to their heart, helping them out in every way possible. The organisation recognises that waste pickers are an essential part of the society and they deserve our respect and appreciation, which I find very impressive!
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