Waterford Kamhlaba student-led projects have been awarded in the “Go Make A Difference Awards 2017”. “Go Make A Difference” is a grant scheme that allows current students across all UWC schools and colleges to run projects that put the UWC ideals into practice. It has been expanded with a total of $30,000 being awarded to 30 UWC projects to go and make a difference immediately after they graduate.
This year, 54 applications were received from 14 schools and colleges across the UWC movement, including first time applications from Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa, UWC Robert Bosch College and UWC Changshu China.
The first project from Waterford is a two-month long initiative to feed patients receiving HIV treatment at a local hospital/clinic in the rural areas of Lesotho and the production of a documentary to advocate to the government for the free provision of a balanced meal for patients. The project is by Desire Uwera and Ketsitseng Tsolo. The second project from Waterford is by Stella Dlamini and Sitsandziwe Simelane. It is evoking the untapped focus on the average girl in Swaziland. it seeks to engage young Swazi girls in a hive of activities that will be eye opening to communities on the benefits that come with supported girls. For more information about Go Make A Difference, go to: http://www.gomakeadifference.global/