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Wuha Sira Initiative

Written on February 16, 2017 by Campus Life in Other Activities

Wuha Sira– which means Water and Work in Amharic, the dominant language of Ethiopia – is working to help combat these issues. The Wuha Sira Initiative is partnering with the Salesian Mission and Mary Help College in Dilla, in the south of Ethiopia, to support women’s and girls’ education.

The Salesian Sisters operate a mission whose services include a vocational school for girls, with studies to obtain certifications in information technology, secretarial studies and fashion design. The girls who graduate often come from the poorest families and are all placed in jobs.

The sisters in Dilla are now building a 24-room dormitory to house needy students from outside the city. The total cost of the building is expected to be $350,000.

The construction of the dormitory project will be immediately halted if the Sisters are unable to cover the additional material and labor costs needed to advance the project into its next building phase.  The sisters are requesting we raise $10,000 with a 30-day fundraising goal.

Your donation in any amount for this project would promote the education of young women in Ethiopia and open the door to stable incomes for them and their families, providing a path out of poverty.

100% of all donations go to the project and we will provide you with a certificate of your donation for tax purposes.

Wuha Sira Initiative and Salesian Sisters thank you for your support!


Wuha Sira Iniative & IE Business School:

Wuha Sira was founded by Dr. Gayle Allard, who teaches Economics and African Studies at IE Business School in Spain, and IE and Brown University MBA students and alumni, working in partnership with the Salesian Mission in Dilla, Ethiopia. Dr. Allard and IMBA students have been working in Dilla since 2013 to address female education and clean water access.

The Salesian Sisters, a Catholic worldwide teaching order dedicated to educating girls in poverty, have been operating in Ethiopia since the 1960s. Their Don Bosco missions in large cities across the country are helping the entire community, but most specifically young women, whom they try to bring out of difficult circumstances and provide them with an education. To this end, the missions have health clinics, primary and secondary schools, feeding programs, orphanages, and vocational training programs in specific areas: IT, fashion design, and secretarial skills. The job placement rate for girls completing the programs successfully is nearly 100%.

Students from IE Business School have been volunteering for summer projects since 2013 to teach English and work on a clean water project to benefit the community, collaborating with local community leaders and planning and implementation experts, and partnering directly with water company Kinetico. As of 2017, IE Brown MBA students and alumni will join them in volunteering.


Chinese Café: Discover China

Written on December 1, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Social

chinese-cafe17th November, IE China Club organized the first event of the year, at María de Molina 4. Our participants came from different programs of IE University, including students from Segovia campus. Throughout this event, China Club promoted Chinese culture and shared the latest economic phenomenon about China.

The event started by welcome message and China Club’s activities plan of upcoming year by the newly on board IE China Club president Un I Wong. The project leader Shuai Shen, presented the event and introduced our team of Chinese teachers to participants, every participant was assigned a “learning buddy” during this academic year.

Afterwards, participants were invited to join a quiz about interesting facts of Chinese economy and society. In the next part, the vice-president Sirui Huang did a presentation about Chinese online influencer and their business model.

During the event, our club prepared traditional Chinese tea and snacks to all the participants and showed the authentic Chinese art of calligraphy as a gift to participants.


Fashion Club is Back

Written on November 30, 2016 by Campus Life in Other Activities

photo_meet-greet-session_fashion-clubThe Meet & Greet Session of Fashion Club took place on the 22nd of November at 7 pm, in MM 31, room 502.

The coordinators wanted this meeting to represent an opportunity to know the members of the club and for them to get to know each other too. Taking this into consideration, the meeting started with the presentation of the 4 coordinators of the club.

Claudia Vázquez Pineda is an MCC Student and she is Spanish and American. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and International Affairs from The George Washington University and a fun fact about her is that she spent this past July at the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design in London.

poster_meet-greet-session_fashion-clubKunwar Abhishek is an Indian IMBA Student. He studied 4 years of Fashion School in Accessory Design, with Majors in Footwear and Leather Carriables. In addition, he worked as a Visual Merchandiser for Tommy Hilfiger for 7 years, heading their India Operations.

Rosa Italia Porras is a Nicaraguan and American MCC Student. Her Bachelor of Arts is in Psychology and Philosophy from Ave Maria University and a fun fact is that she won the Senior Superlative for being the Most Stylish.

Sara Plácido is also an MCC Student. She is Portuguese and she has a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Communication from the Catholic University of Portugal. A fun fact about her is that she spent this past July at IE studying Entrepreneurship.

After these introductions, members were given a chance to present themselves and get to know each other.

The meeting concluded with the coordinators presenting a year outlook of potential activities. They received a lot of great ideas from the members. Let’s get all hands on deck and do great work!

The first event of Fashion Club finished with a moment for a photo.


Club election process

Written on October 11, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

Banner fair week 1920_1080 v2Election period

The election period will start on October 10th, right after the Club Fair. The exact dates are provided in the document “Election Schedule”.

All members of an IE Club who are currently studying at IE or are partners of IE students, are allowed to raise their candidatures in order to occupy vacant positions in the Board of the club in question.

The maximum number of clubs in which a current IE student/partner can be a coordinator is two.



Club coordinators: 6 rules to remember

  1. The clubs are allowed to have a maximum of 6 coordinators.
  1. 3 member of the current board can stay for the next term of office. The names of the coordinators staying should be sent to before 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 15th. Please remember that you always have to leave at least 3 positions available for new students to apply for.
  1. New students can send their self-nominations (DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE) for the clubs of their interest during the same week (from October 10th to 15th at 11:59 pm). The completed nomination forms should be sent to Campus Life will share the candidatures with the corresponding Club Boards no later than October 18th.
  1. If the total number of potential coordinators (the members of the board staying for the next term of office + new candidates) is less or equal to 6 after 11:59 pm on October 15th, no elections will be required and the 3 new candidates will be announced members of the new board of the club. In case the total number of new candidates is less than 3, more members of the previous board can stay for the next term of office, always given that the total number coordinators is not higher than 6.
  1. If the total number of potential coordinators (the members of the board staying for the next term of office + new candidates) is higher than 6, the club will have to organize elections in order to determine the new board. The members from the previous board who are staying for the next term of office do not have to participate in the elections, their seats in the new board are automatically assigned.
  2. The names of all the Coordinators elected should be officially communicated to Campus Life office for the formal approval and update of the database of Club Boards and no later than October 30th.


Elections: 2 rules to remember

  1. In case the elections are necessary, the clubs are requested to conduct them in a free, transparent and fair manner. Selecting the most appropriate system for the election is the sole responsibility of the current Club Coordinators, always given that the system is participatory and democratic.
  1. Dismissal of the Board: IE Campus Life has the authority to dismiss a Coordinator or the whole Board if there are proofs of violation of IE Ethics Code or the principles, values or norms contained in this guide.

In both cases (if no elections are necessary or if the elections were held) the roles of the members of the new board can be freely decided by new coordinators and should be communicated to Campus Life no later than the dates indicated in “Election Schedule” document.


Our graduates share their IE experience

Written on July 21, 2016 by Campus Life in Other Activities

pérez encinasAntes del IE, era una persona con experiencia profesional, pero con una mente muy estrecha, trabajaba movido por la intuición, tomando las decisiones en función de lo que parecía siempre la mejor opción. Gracias al IE he adquirido muchos de los conocimientos que ahora fundamentan todas esas decisiones, gracias al IE estoy creciendo a nivel profesional y he abierto mi mente, pero sobre todo gracias al IE he crecido como persona y esto es gracias a mis compañeros, que a lo largo del curso pasaron a ser amigos y que mañana cuando nos  graduemos serán parte de mi familia.

Pero además gracias al IE he conocido a la persona de la que hoy estoy enamorado y con la que quiero compartir mi futuro.

Sin duda la mejor experiencia de mi vida, en el mejor año de mi vida.”

Jose Luis Perez Encinas – EMBA Octubre 2015


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