Sightsavers MBA Challenge success
Three of Warwick Business School's current class of full-time MBA students are members of a team short-listed by the Financial Times for the newspaper's Sightsavers MBA Challenge.
The team, named Vista Visionaries, is made up of MBA students from WBS, Copenhagen Business School, the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines, and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in Canada, all members of the prestigious MBA networking group Partnership in International Management (PIM). The focus of the team's entry in this Challenge is to help children in Kenya feel more comfortable wearing glasses.
In some developing countries, there is a stigma attached to wearing glasses. Young schoolchildren often give up wearing their glasses because they're teased and bullied at school, and so suffer long-term disadvantage for their future. The aim of the Challenge is to try and find practical solutions to encourage children to accept wearing glasses as normal.
The three Warwick team members are Claudia Gosman from Romania, Rajeev Hegda from India, and Wendy Okada from Peru. They all feature in an interview on their team's entry on the FT's website on this link.
All the teams shortlisted so far are profiled here. The winning team will be announced in October.
WBS Associate Dean for Masters programmes, Professor Nigel Piercy, commented, "It is good to see MBA students working collaboratively and across the globe to come up with a practical solution for the benefit of the next generation. The Warwick MBA is designed to engage and develop the skills of business leaders who can work as part of a team and share experiences while producing the best possible result for a better future; this competition is an opportunity to put into practice this learning and development."