by Marko Antic on 22nd April, 2011 at 3:15 PM CEST
On March 25, 2011 Challenge:Future AUBG Chapter together with AIESEC Blagoevgrad, organized an event and “built” two models of the future out of cardboard – the positive vision and the negative one. The preparations for the project started months earlier and the actual building of the models started a few days before the event.
Together, members of Challenge Future and AIESEC worked on making two models for each vision of the future. Therefore green trees, houses, flowers, a background with sun and mountains and everything green were built out of cardboard for the good future.
On the other side a black background with a red sun, destroyed trees, holes in the ground and trash was made for the bad future.
On Friday, March 25th members of both clubs went out in the field and started constructing and preparing the “futures”. During the preparations, students who were passing by were curious about the event because nothing similar had ever been organized at American University in Bulgaria. After a while the construction was finished, and on one side of the field we had the “good future” while on the other we had the “bad future”. The models attracted students’ attention and a lot of them came to see what it was about and took pictures.
The event was also covered by a local television and the student press. During the event there was a performance by AIESEC interns who came to Blagoevgrad through AIESEC’s project “International Adventure”. The organizers and participants were more than satisfied with the event. “It was very interesting and we are very satisfied with the event. There were more than thirty people working on this project and we are happy to say that it was very successful”, said Mile Tasevski, member of C: F AUBG Chapter. Maja Simonovska, member of C: F Chapter added that she was surprised how many students attended the event and were curious about it.
The main purpose of the project was to make a comparison and show students what the future will bring us if we take care of the environment and be aware of our surroundings.