Since 2012, a generous family has provided scholars with the opportunity to put their enthusiasm to be changemakers into immediate action. Twenty-one different gap year experiences have been made possible, thanks to them.
“Through my gap year, I learned and gained skills in commitment, patience and also pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I got to experience work life. I also got to experience working as a team to take care of students and many new lessons about the outdoors.” Kimheang, Class of 2016 from Cambodia, organised the first Initiative for Peace (IfP) in Cambodia.
Below are just a few of the opportunities that have been made possible:
|Scholar||From||Gap Year experience||Graduating year|
|Kimheang||Cambodia||Initiative For Peace, Cambodia||2016|
|Reihana||New Zealand||Maya Universe Academy, Nepal||2016|
|Merve||Turkey||Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN)||2016|
|Tilla||Hungary||Maya Universe Academy, Nepal||2016|
|Anya||USA||Bairo Pite Clinic, Timor-Leste||2016|
|Jesse||Netherlands||Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE), Thailand||2017|
|Luis Mario||El Salvador||Maya Universe Academy, Nepal||2017|
|Reka||Hungary||Australian Centre for Education (ACE), Cambodia||2017|
|Lamdon School, Ladakh|
|Maria||Uruguay||Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN)||2017|
“When we first associated with the Gap Year programme, we had no idea of the impact it would have on the lives of the chosen scholars, or on us. It has given us the opportunity to meet some of the scholars graduating from the College, who imbibe UWC values and have chosen to share them with others through giving back. The growth that takes place during this period is invaluable and life-changing for each individual.” Kirpalani Family