Why we do what we do, is at the core of who we are. - Ayesha Joshi
Testing hypothesis: Young adults from around the world brought together with a common purpose to connect, breakdown barriers, broaden minds and collaborate with each other - has the intrinsic potential to change the world.
What we do, what we do, at Interconnect Cafe?
We take immense pride in what we do and are driven by the mission to help create a BETTER
FUTURE for the World!
At Interconnect Cafe we believe that by creating a platform for young adults from around the world to connect and collaborate with the purpose to broaden minds, make friends across borders, and appreciate cultural differences; we might just hold in our hands the keys to a more peaceful, kinder and greener planet. One where the youth of tomorrow understand that their local thoughts could lead to global impacts!
Format & Goal for each 'Cafe Networking Session'
One of the primary formats we use at Interconnect Cafe is an hour-long virtual audio-visual (AV) networking session. We currently offer the Youth Cafe for young adults ages 16 to 18 years and Grad Cafe for 18+ members.
At every session, each young adult has two-to-four minutes to introduce themselves and give their local ideas/thoughts about the ’Theme/Topic of the Week’. These local thoughts are inspired by the speaker/thought leader of the week. Each week, we invite speakers and/or collaboration partners to our networking session - who are subject matter expert (SME) in their domain and/or is extraordinary individuals who strive daily to make an impact and difference to their local community. Thus exposing young minds to new perspectives from around the global weekly.
The goal for every young adult at every session is the opportunity to - learn, collaborate, make friends across borders, and develop an understanding of how local thoughts could lead to global impact!
Our founder, Ayesha Joshi has been very fortunate to have the opportunity to study at a UWC (United World College) which is a series of institutes that bring young adults together to pursue the IB Diploma program. It was and is a resident program for 2 years, and has campuses in around 15 countries.
During this program, Ayesha was introduced to peers/students from around 70 different nationalities and was forever changed due to that exposure. She understood that exposure to culture and differences in perspectives was vital in the forming of young minds - and defined who these people would be as they grew into adulthood.
She is now on a mission to make that accessible to everyone, and hence will always make sure that these networking sessions will always be free for its young adult members.
Yes, free forever!
So come join us, invite your friends - we are fostering a community of Respect, Connection and Encouragement across Planet Earth. This is your platform, your space - come dive in!