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  • UWC Alum At The Helm of Fridays For Future

    Published 04/09/19

    Moritz Kalis (UWC Robert Bosch College, 2015-2017) on his involvement in the Fridays For Future movement and what we as a community can do in the race against climate change.

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  • UWC Alumni Featured at Gates Foundation Event

    Published 25/09/18
    On 25 and 26 September 2018, influencers and activists from around the world are coming together in New York City for “Goalkeepers 2018.” The event, which coincides with the United Nations General Assembly also taking place in New York, i
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  • Racing Across the Atlantic for UWC Scholarships

    Published 16/09/18

    Terence Steinberg (UWC Adriatic 2004-06) didn't know what to expect from the UWC movement when he was accepted at age 17. Today, Terence is preparing for another one-of-a-kind challenge: to row across the Atlantic Ocean, alone and by hand, fundraising for UWC scholarships.

    We interviewed Terence about his upcoming "United World Challenge" - read on below to get inspired to make a difference, whether in your life, your community or the world at large!

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  • Writing the Refugee Experience: UWC Alum John Michael Koffi

    Published 10/07/18

    Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, John Michael Koffi grew up in refugee camps in Malawi and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), forced to flee ethnic persecution along with his family. While living in the Mpaka refugee camp, John Michael met representatives from the nearby Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa and applied to the UWC movement. A highly engaged community member, John Michael was accepted at UWC Robert Bosch College in Germany, where he attended on a full scholarship from 2015-2017.

    In April 2018, John Michael published his first book, "Refuge-e: The Journey Much Desired" (synopsis below). In this interview, originally published in March 2018, John Michael reflects on his UWC experience, his inspiration for writing and his hopes for the future. 

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  • UWCers on the Frontline of the Mediterranean Migration Crisis

    Published 15/06/18

    June 15 2018: For the last several days, hundreds of migrants and refugees have been stranded on a ship in the Mediterranean.

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  • UWC RBC Vice-Chair Christian Hodeige on UWC

    Published 31/10/17

    Christian Hodeige (Pearson College UWC, 1975-1977) is the editor of the German newspaper Badische Zeitung. He co-founded the German UWC National Committee in 1986 where he served as President, and was elected to the UWC International Board in 1996. Christian is a founding member of the Board of UWC Robert Bosch College, and currently serves as its Vice-Chair.  Reporter Julia Littmann interviewed Christian during the annual UWC Heads Meeting, which was held in Freiburg this year at UWC RBC. 

    This interview originally appeared in German, in the 25 October 2017 edition of Badische Zeitung and on Badische-Zeitung.de.

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  • UWC Alumni Living the Mission

    Published 11/05/16
    Central to the ethos of UWC is the belief that a UWC education is the beginning of a lifelong journey guided by the UWC mission to contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable future. The over 55,000 UWC alumni worldwide demonstrate in various ways
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  • A Small Island Girl With Big Dreams

    Published 14/04/16
    On 13 April 2016, the Skoll World Forum, the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches to solve the world’s most pressing problems, kicked off in Oxford. Each year, around 1000 of the world’s most influential
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