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Umoja: Coming Together to Build Community / Tanzania

31 July 2020

13 July - 22 July 2020

The third edition of the Umoja UWC Short Course in Tanzania will be held at the newest UWC, the United World College East Africa (UWCEA) near the foothills of Kilimanjaro Mountain. The course will bring together 24 participants from all around the world under the theme ”Coming Together to Build Community”. The 10-day program will run from 13 - 22 July, 2020 in Moshi, Tanzania with the primary course language being English.
Umoja will allow participants to explore the challenges and opportunities of building peaceful communities in a sustainable manner. The short course will address how to understand potential conflict and how to identify related actors. It also aims to explore and foster an understanding of the multiple, complex identities within a community by focusing on themes such as gender, privilege and inequality. Additionally, the course will place emphasis on the ability of participants to act as change agents within their community by exploring community building techniques and youth activism.
The course will follow the United World Colleges model of experiential learning. It will thus be centred around interactive workshops, community engagement, guest speakers and field trips. The course will equip participants to think critically, engage globally and become leaders in their own community.


Dates: 13 July - 22 July 2020 
Location: UWC East Africa (UWCEA) in Moshi, Tanzania
Application information: The application form will be released in March
Application deadline: TBA
Course fee: TBA
Eligibility: 16-20 years old
Scholarship availability: Limited partial and full scholarships will be provided to successful applicants on a needs basis in the form of fee waivers. Scholarships do not cover travel costs or visa fees.
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