I love the liberty, freedom and trust the teachers give us. How did you find out about UWC and why did you apply?
I found out about UWC through a friend who was attending Waterford Kamhlaba UWC who had nothing but adoration for the school on top of a hill in Swaziland. I applied because I truly believe in the world being united to fight all the injustices people face every day. I wanted to broaden my perception of life and to learn things I could not learn at home.
What were your first impressions upon arriving at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC?
My first impression here was one of overwhelming conflicting emotions. I was excited to be in a school where students were motivated to be themselves no matter what obstacles were put in front of them, but I was terrified because I was 12 and I was so afraid to be so far from home.
What do you enjoy most about life at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC?
I love the liberty, freedom and trust the teachers give us. We are able to think for ourselves and we are encouraged to say what we believe in without being judged for having a certain point of view.
What’s been the hardest or most challenging part?
Having to do well constantly and proving to everyone that I do deserve to be part of this remarkable journey and this astounding movement.
What subjects are you taking?
I take English A1 (HL), History (HL), Psychology (HL), Maths Studies (SL), French B (SL), and Biology (SL).
What other activities are you involved in?
I am very involved in activities that seek to impact the world or expose people to the truths of the world. Activities like Amnesty International, Model United Nations, Gender Awareness Programme and Public Speaking help me achieve this.
What are your ambitions after you leave Waterford Kamhlaba UWC?
I am focusing on Development Studies and I intend on joining an NGO that works with helping women and children, improving their standard of living in my home region of West Africa.