Saas is back! First of all, I want to apologize for my long absence. I have always dreamed of attending a school with a large diverse community, were promising , hard working determined and courageous young boys and girls that are willing to take risks could come together, and put thier differences aside and stick to one believe “we are one and we can make a difference in our world” This is the type of enviroment I have always wanted to be identified with. I searched the internet for long, and one day, just one blessed day, I came across a website called ” UWC (UNITED WORLD COLLEGES)” I was just in time to apply for application. I worked damn hard to see my dream come through. It was just one small step because I knew with that step I could reach for bigger ones. I waited and waited, I passed the first then the second and third! We were thousands of students just a bounch was selected!I was the most happiest and I am still because I was granted a two year full scholarship to the UWC (UNITED WORLD COLLEGES) the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma curriculum. I don’t know if anyone out there is aware of what the IB program is all about or the UWC concept as a whole. The UWC educational system is not just all about the IB program but, far more than that, it is a global educational movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Central to the ethos of UWC is the belief that education can bring together young people from all backgrounds based on their shared humanity, to engage with the possibility of social change through courageous action, personal example and selfless leadership. To achieve this, UWC colleges all over the world deliver a challenging, transformational and educational experience to a deliberately diverse group of young people, inspiring them to become agents of positive change in line with UWC’s core values:
- International and intercultural understanding
- Celebration of difference
- Personal responsibility and integrity
- Mutual responsibility and respect
- Compassion and service
- Respect for the environment
- A sense of idealism
- Personal challenge
- Action and personal example
Today, UWC has 18 schools and colleges on four continents, the majority of which focus exclusively on the 16-19-year-old age group: a time when young people’s energy and idealism can be guided towards empathy, responsibility and lifelong action. These colleges teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma as their formal curriculum, a qualification that UWC played a significant part in developing, while also emphasizing the importance of experiential learning, community service, and outdoor activities.
UWC college students are selected domestically, in more than 155 countries, through UWC’s unique national committee system. Selection is based on demonstrated promise and potential.Following the UWC ethos that education should be independent of the student’s socioeconomic means, 70% of students in their IB Diploma years receive either full or partial financial assistance, based on their needs. UWC also runs shorter educational programs – conducted at the campuses of its 18 schools and colleges and beyond – increasing the number of people who can have access to a UWC educational experience. UWC fosters a lifelong commitment to social responsibility and, to date, it has inspired a worldwide network of more than 60,000 alumni, who believe it is possible to take action and make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.