“If I had to give you one piece of advice, it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions.”
My name is Drusilla Talawa. I’m from Tanzania, a country in East Africa and I live in the coastal city of Dar es Salaam. I go to UWC Mahindra College (UWCMC) in India and I was enrolled in August. It’s been an exciting experience so far but I’m waiting for the IB heat to kick in. I’m currently taking the following subjects: Philosophy HL, English Literature HL, Chemistry HL, Spanish ab initio SL, Maths Studies SL and Biology SL.
I’m not sure what I want to do with the rest of my life but I know deep within me that I am not made for one purpose like most other people. I have a wide range of interests and when I work hard enough I am able to reap beautiful results. I’m not a published writer but writing falls among my many hobbies. I write poetry, blog entries, short stories and I’m currently working on a novel that I hope to complete by the end of my two years here at UWCMC. I’m very interested in human beings, their flaws and shortcomings, their light and their unnoticed perfections, the workings of the human brain and really just how we got here. Which is probably why I take philosophy because this was my wonderful opportunity to discuss topics that dominate our existence. Religion. Power. Ethics. Words. Another one of my interests is music. The way that musicians expose themselves raw to the rest of the world, reminding us that that is human, that emotions however gruesome are the reason we’re all here fighting to stay alive. An innate love it seems.
Okay so back to the Triveni aspect of my elaborate introduction. Here at UWCMC we value leadership, community and service work, a passion for humanity, self-discipline, diversity, for peace and a sustainable future. We are all expected to participate and be present. Believing that if we work together we can change the world. I know it seems like too much to expect from a bunch of 16 year old’s but Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
I will be using this website, to portray the various CAS projects that I will be involved in here at MUWCI.