Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:31

What is the UWC movement? The colleges / schools in the UWC movement offer life-defining experiences for young people, enabling them to discover the possibility of change through courageous action, personal example, and selfless leadership. This education enshrines a commitment to the balanced development of the whole person: its task is to encourage an integrated development of human potential across a range of dimensions, including the intellectual, moral, aesthetic, emotional, social, spiritual and physical. Each college responds to the UWC mission statement within the context of its location; this creates distinctive identities based upon local resources and opportunities. However, all colleges share the same basic values as outlined in the UWC mission statement: 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 After 1967, under the presidency of Lord Mountbatten, new colleges were founded to give more people access to the UWC approach to global education. In 1971 the United World College of South East Asia was established in Singapore, followed by the UWC of the Pacific in Canada in 1974. Under the presidency of Prince Charles, four more UWCs were inaugurated: 1981 in Swaziland, 1982 in Italy and in the United States and 1988 in Venezuela. The pace accelerated with the foundation of three colleges within five years: Hong Kong I 1992, Norway in 1995, and India in 1997, thus raising the number of colleges to ten. The eleventh and twelfth colleges, in Costa Rica and Bosnia & Herzegovina, were opened in 2006. The thirteenth opened in September 2009 in Maastricht, Netherlands. A fourteenth college, UWC España, has received preliminary approval for opening in September 2013 in Cantabria, Spain. The UWC international organisation has thirteen colleges around the world. Admission is through National Committees in more than 130 countries. There is a network of more than 40,000 alumni from more than 181 countries and an International Office in London. Nine of the UWC colleges teach the International Baccalaureate, with three schools in Singapore, the Netherlands and Swaziland also teaching a pre-16 syllabus to younger students. The vocational college in Venezuela accepts students at tertiary level and teaches a Higher Diploma in Farm Administration.

Guest 3 Step Interaction

A volunteer in the city of Sohag

UNV Liberia celebrated IVD

BIGAY BUHAY - MEDICAL MISSION

Faire sourire l'orphelin…

Joint event in Bucharest

Girlguiding

Girl Guide Leader

Collecting Caps of Solidarity - Tunisia

Monday, 03 December 2012 09:08

The literacy rate of district Ghotki, SIndh, Pakistan is 33.74% as per UNESCO Islamabad report, therefore, we feel that we have to increase literacy rate of district Ghotki and this will contribute to achieve MGDs goal. Keeping in view above facts, we. have established 100 adult literacy centers in rural and far filling areas of District Ghotki, Sindh, Pakistan. Where we faced a lot problems and hurdles to establish 100 adult literacy centers. In these areas we difficultly found out female candidates as teachers to teach in adult literacy centers. Now 100 adult literacy centers are running in district.

Associação Comunitaria de Bombeiro Civil Florestal Sem Fronteira - BIFSF

Victims of Post Election Violence Feeding Their Host Community

UNV Calls for Volunteerism to enhance regional integration

UN Volunteer Organizes Kakuma Refugee Camp’s First Ever General Election

Helping avert a humanitarian disaster

Contributing to social welfare in Japan

Youth in action in local village

A fuel-efficient, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly stove

L’énergie solaire au service du développement