WK managed to unlock all of the $1 million in matched funding from the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge in just 2 years. We join 9 other UWCs that have completed this challenge. This year, WK will receive $750,000 from Shelby Davis, which will be used to support the scholarship programme. This ensures WK’s continued commitment to one of its founding principles; providing a quality education to students, regardless of their ability to pay.
The newest members of our alumni family have just started new lives at universities in the US, Europe, South Africa and other parts of the world. We are aware of the challenges of university life; change of environment, making new friends, and getting used to different weather patterns. As they are settling in, we would like to let them know that they are in our thought.
On the 21st of September the UWC movement celebrated UWC Day. The theme this year was “The Power of Diversity”. On this day we celebrate the strength and diversity of the UWC movement and our mission of acting as a force for peace and a sustainable future. It is an opportunity to connect and mobilize the UWC family globally, to reflect on what we do as a movement, and to spread the word about UWC and our values.
This month we celebrate the contribution of our alumni from all over the world who work hard to make the school a better place. Many of you continue to get involved in the school through various initiatives such as alumni series, fundraising, and giving support to current students. We just want to say thank you; we really appreciate it. We are also proud of the successes of our alumni who are making great progress and improving the world in a number of areas including media, business, sports, politics, science and arts.
This month we celebrate sustainability and environmental awareness. Waterford has many sustainability and environmental programs including energy monitoring, a solar photovoltaic (PV) project - for conversion of light into electricity, a removal of alien plant species program, an indigenous tree planting program and an organic permaculture program.
This month we celebrated UWC Day. This day allows all our students, staff, and alumni to share their culture with the community through national dress, food, poetry, music and dance. It is a celebration of diversity, a value which was crucial to the founding of WK and the UWC movement.
The Waterford Kamhlaba Advancement Office is working on better ways to serve you. We are updating our database and would like to confirm the details we currently have on file for you. Please take some time to update your information in our database system. It will only take 3 minutes or less and the information goes straight into the database. Read more.
Leave your mark on the Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA campus! That is right, we are giving you the chance to have your name written on the walls of Waterford Kamhlaba, through the Alumni Avenue. This Avenue aims to encourage giving back to the Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA family, as well as giving you, alumni, the opportunity to leave your mark on campus.
1. In August 2015, Shelby and Gale Davis challenged Waterford Kamhlaba and each of the 15 UWC schools worldwide by offering up to $1 million USD in matching funds per college to support scholarships. Over the last year we have focused on growing our alumni donor community in order to unlock these matching funds.
Welcome to the fifth edition of our alumni newsletter in 2016 where we delve into the different ways we engage with you through social media, our website, and database system updates. And as always, we share information about upcoming events, alumni successes, and news from, and about, Waterford.
Welcome to the fourth edition of our alumni newsletter in 2016 Where you will read about Start-up Entrepreneurship, and featured events and opportunities for alumni. There is news from Waterford updating you on UWC Day, UWC Heads visit to Waterford, naming of the Dining Hall and this month's photo highlights.
Welcome to the third edition of our alumni newsletter in 2016. This edition focuses on sports. We also have featured events and opportunities for alumni. There is also news from Waterford updating you on current events at the school, more information about the Davis Impact Challenge and this month's photo highlights.
In this newsletter we feature stories highlighting the various successes of WK alumni. From a heartfelt mission to visit 11 countries in 11 months, to an alumnus who circumnavigated the African continent, to alumni winning awards and recognition across the globe. We have also featured profiles of alumni who are working in politics and government. You can read news from Waterford including updates on sustainable projects and fundraising events we have recently hosted. And finally, we have news from the International Office about the 2015 UWC events and the 10% discounts entitled to UWC alumni.
In this newsletter we feature reports and photos from the very first UWC Africa Week that was hosted on July 22-26. We also congratulate Fundzisile Dlamini for being chosen to travel to the United States of America to participate in the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme. Alumni annual reunion in Johannesburg was joined by the Waterford Kamhlaba school choir on August 1 to sing and dance. Alumni continue to make a great impact in the education sector, in this newsletter you can read about alumni profiles including Conrad Hughes, Pablo and Ingeborg Montoya and Melanie Hartgill. UWC Day 2015 is approaching in 28 days.
In this newsletter there are reports and photos from the various WK alumni events that have taken place over the past months and an overview of others that are coming up. The Waterford World Wide Braai Day event has been picked up enthusiastically and coverage of all the events can also be found on the WK website under alumni. We want to thank all who helped us organize it. Alumni are making a great impact in the health sector, in this newsletter you can read about alumni including Bram and Ndumiso who are now working in that area. You can…
Welcome to the second edition of the Waterford Kamhlaba Alumni newsletter 2015. In this edition, we profile alumni who are involved in careers, programmes or initiatives that contribute to the social development of a community or communities and nations and reflects the WK alumni impact worldwide. It is a representation of what we know our alumni are doing all over the globe. On UWC international level Waterford is leading in an attempt to bring together UWC alumni from Africa or presently living in Africa in order to increase the level of international engagement. The kick of will be with different events…
Welcome to our first issue for 2015. Communication has started on a fresh note: Our school website received a fresh look, thanks to two of our students, Nicolai Davies and Connor Bär, who put in hours, days and months of hard work to make it look, modern and interactive. It is still work in progress, and we welcome your first impressions and suggestions. We have also changed the template of the alumni newsletter as we seek to improve its look and feel, as well as coverage. We invite you to share your feedback and suggested topics to cover. Each of our…