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1 June 2008

2 UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future

3 What is United World Colleges?
United World Colleges (UWC) brings students together from all over the world, selected from within their own country, on merit and regardless of their ability to pay UWC is enhances the teaching of a globally recognised curriculum with the focus on educating the whole person UWC is a challenging experience that equips students socially, academically, philosophically and morally so that they are personally empowered to do what they can to make the world a better place

4 UWC History UWC was conceived in the aftermath of WWII
Kurt Hahn, a German educationalist, developed the idea of a multi-national pre-university school to help overcome religious, cultural and racial misunderstanding to avoid conflict 16 to 18 olds are grounded in their own cultures but at an age when they are impressionable and open to learn from and respect each other The first UWC – UWC of the Atlantic – opened in 1962 Today there are 12 United World Colleges 5 continents educating 3, year old students

5 The UWC Experience This is our education model
Where students are taught to think for themselves rather then learning by rote to pass exams. A rigorous academic programme Enables young people to learn about themselves and to develop a sense of responsibility whilst engaging with and supporting their communities. A demanding social responsibility programme Through living together students gain respect, integrity and responsibility for self, others and community multi-cultural environment An intensive This is our education model ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT The development of a disciplinary, critical, ethical, respectful mind leading to the acquisition of skills and knowledge and to prepare for further learning. Where the academic achievement overlaps personal initiative – students Learn through experience to express your knowledge and beliefs. Development of independent thinking skills and time management Where academic achievement overlaps global and community responsibility – students learn and recognise through experience their own limitations when interacting with the local community. Knowing why community interaction or a campus service is carried out. Reflection Where personal initiative overlaps global and community responsibility - students learn through interaction what they ought to do to become a responsible member of their communities. Learning to put values into practice .Understanding cultural differences -through listening and speaking

6 UWC Academic Programme
Eleven of the United World Colleges teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) the IB was pioneered at the first UWC, Atlantic College in the 1970’s the most recognised and highly regarded secondary school qualification in the world and, as such, accepted by the world’s most selective universities Simón Bolívar UWC of Agriculture offers a tertiary level three-year agricultural education and training programme The

7 Social Responsibility Programme
Each UWC tailors its programme to the local environment students at UWC Atlantic operate lifeboat and cliff rescue services along the South Wales coast Mahindra UWC students work with local village organisations to alleviate some of the worst effects of poverty and illiteracy Waterford Kamhlaba students provide care for those affected by AIDS and HIV In addition to regular weekly activities, the Colleges allocate at least one week each year for the students to devise and implement an intensive service project

8 Multi-Cultural Environment
At the UWC Colleges, an average of 70 different nationalities are represented each academic year Embracing the cultures and nationalities present in each College is a key feature of UWC life. Activities such as music, crafts, arts, and drama help students to explore and develop an international appreciation Living on campus with such a diverse group of peers creates an environment where preconceptions, prejudices and values are questioned and tested on a daily basis

9 UWC Colleges Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar Canada, Vancouver Island
Costa Rica, Santa Ana China, Hong Kong SAR India, Pune District Italy, Duino, Norway, Fjaler Singapore Swaziland, Mbabane USA, Montezuma, NM Venezuela, Barinas Wales, Vale of Glamorgan Thirteenth College has just been approved in Maastricht. 9

10 UWC Colleges

11 Every year 1,500 students from over 120 countries graduate from the 12 United World Colleges

12 UWC Students These figures are based on the college annual reports and include all students studying for the IB and those at SB Africa 285 Asia 742 Central and Eastern Europe 391 Latin America and Caribbean 408 Middle East 99 North America 236 Pacific 66 Western Europe 656

13 UWC Students Students are selected on personal merit from over 120 countries In each country selection is irrespective of race, gender, religion, politics and the ability to pay The UWC scholarship system creates schools that represent all parts of the world and all aspects of society This diversity creates vibrant, enthusiastic and stimulating communities UWC students are selected through a meticulous process run by the UWC National Committee Network

14 UWC Global Selection Network
UWC is active in over 120 countries - The blue shaded nations are where we are active – either with a College, National Committee or Selection Contact. We have National Committees in 122 countries UWC has National Committees in 122 countries

15 UWC Global Selection Network
Our Colleges delegate responsibility for student selection to the National Committee system UWC National Committees, only exist through the commitment and expertise of passionate local volunteers These volunteer based National Committees: Promote UWC Motivate students to apply Manage the selection process Support the student and their family in preparation for UWC Support the national UWC Alumni network Local fundraising

16 UWC Graduates

17 UWC Future Increase the number of students recieving a UWC education
Increase the impact and recognition of UWC New UWC Colleges UWC Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2009 additional projects include Colleges in the Middle East and East Africa Teacher training Short week residential courses Increase formal recognition of the value of the social responsibility programme and the intensive multi-cultural environment Strengthening and broaden the National Committee network Increased engagement of 37,000 UWC alumni network Create training and resources for teachers in societies that have been divided by conflict – PACE programme at AD – supporting Increase the number of students who have a UWC experience through short week residential courses – current courses include Youth Leadership summit- Canada, Holland, Brazil short course, France etc Open the thirteenth UWC in Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2009 Additional projects include new Colleges in the Middle East and East Africa – Kenya and Tanzania. Also New Zealand and Spain have expressed interest Strengthening the National Committee network – to reach more students – to fundraise to enable more students to attend UWC Diploma - Increase recognition of the added value of the social responsibility programme and the intensive multi-cultural environment to the academic programme -

18 UWC Funding Annual operating costs are US$70 million with the average scholarship per student US$20,000 per annum College funding sources include: Endowments Government support Key donors – individuals, corporations, trusts and foundations College alumni National Committee funding sources include: Means tested parental contribution National alumni

19 UWC Organisation International Board consisting of representatives from the Colleges and leaders in education, non-profit, business and finance Colleges are autonomous on their own jurisdiction but are accountable to the International Board The International Office is the hub of the organisation, overseeing National Committee development and coordination, corporate communications and international fundraising

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