Graduation is a significant milestone for all Grade 12s at UWCSEA. It is a culmination of many years of hard work and a celebration of their UWC journey and one most look forward to sharing with family and friends. However, for many of our scholars, the high cost of travelling to Singapore means that it is difficult for family members to be present. Gifts through the Foundation are working to change that.
Four years ago a generous donor began funding flights to bring East scholars and families together for this important event. The incredible impact of this gift led to the programme being adopted as an Annual Fund initiative in 2017/2018 and saw the programme expanded to support scholars on Dover as well.
Next month 19 scholars will graduate with family members by their side.
Barbara, Class of 2017 and Scholar from Chile was one of the nine scholars that received the gift of a flight last year.
“When I had the opportunity to attend UWCSEA, I knew I would be coming alone and leaving alone. I am the first one in my family to travel out of the continent and will soon be the first one to go to university. Thanks to you, my mother was able to be by my side to finish this journey. It was a great gift.”