UWCSEA staff know firsthand the transformative power of education, and their generosity demonstrates the strong culture of giving that emanates from every corner of our community.
Since 1996, College staff have joined forces to help transform the lives of 24 promising young people from challenging backgrounds by funding scholarships through the UWCSEA Staff Scholarship Fund.
Scholars receive funding to attend either Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa (Swaziland) or UWC Mahindra College (India). The fund also supports a small number of scholars who are currently studying at UWCSEA with the costs associated with transitioning to university such as for visa fees, arrival costs and airfares, if their university scholarship does not cover these expenses.
On average each year over 200 staff members contribute to the Fund through regular salary deductions and collectively these donations help to make a significant contribution to the lives of UWC scholars around the world.
I truly believe in the power of a UWC education to open minds,
hearts and eyes to make the world a better place. I donate to the
Staff Scholarship Fund because it is such a powerful way to give life changing
opportunities to children of tremendous potential.
Nora Donohue, Grade 5 teacher, East