By Libby Orr, Communications Manager, UWCSEA Foundation
IDEAS Hub, solar panels, staff professional development, speaker series, artists-in-residency, additional scholarships, and sustainability projects are just some of the things that gifts to the College, through UWCSEA Foundation will be funding over the next 12 months.
This year, thanks to the support of community an additional S$4.9 million will be invested into projects and initiatives that will strengthen our educational experience; bringing us closer to achieving our mission and growing the reputation of the College.
In May we bid a fond farewell to our 38 graduating scholars, and last month, we welcomed 54 new scholars – bringing the total number of scholars at UWCSEA to 108. This the largest cohort of scholars to date, representing 58 countries including Belize, Greece, Ireland, Moldova, Uganda and Burkina Faso.
This term, UWCSEA opens the doors to the donor-funded IDEAS Hub on Dover Campus. From idea to reality in just 11 short months, the Hub is set to be an exceptional centre that will inspire innovation, encourage collaboration and provide an avenue for creativity and entrepreneurship.
Over the course of the academic year, work to create more hands-on environmental opportunities will be ongoing with the establishment of student-run edible gardens, the continuation of the Solar for Dover initiative, the tree-planting programme at East and the rainforest restoration nurseries.
Gifts to the College, through the UWCSEA Foundation are enriching our diverse community, enhancing the educational experience for all and strengthening the College’s commitment towards a sustainable future.
With the launch of the 2016/2017 Annual Fund later this month, we look forward to another successful year ahead.