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Newsflash – two down, one to go!

In the words of the legendary Marvin Gaye “Ain’t no mountain high enough… to keep me from getting to you…” UWCSEA alumnus and longtime college supporter Mikael Morn is moving mountains to ensure more scholars of promise and potential benefit from a life-changing UWCSEA education. Mikael set himself the ambitious challenge of scaling not one but THREE of the world’s most remote peaks in just two short weeks – whilst raising money for a fully funded scholarship at UWCSEA. What’s more, he’s matching donations – ensuring a double impact from funds raised.

It’s an ambitious test of physical endurance driven by a tremendous passion and belief in the UWC mission. But nearly two-thirds of the way in, Mikael looks on track to reach his goal. He’s already summited Mount Damavand in Iran on 28th August, and Mount Demirkazik in Turkey on the 1st September. Follow his blog and join Mikael, albeit virtually, climbing the final peak, Mount Elbrus in Russia.

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As he embarks on this final ascent we hope he can hear the thunderous applause and heartfelt cheers of gratitude from the UWCSEA community – all the way from Singapore to Russia with love.

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Campus Sustainability Tours

Led by our wonderful Parent Ambassadors, 175 parents and staff have taken part in our ‘behind the scenes’ Sustainability Tours, as well as 150 Grade 3 students this past term. From seeing the solar panels up close to hearing how the College recycles water, effectively manages its use of electricity and works with it’s catering partner, Sodexo to reduce plastic and food waste (to name a few…), the tours provided a unique insight to our sustainability mission in action.

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Fund a flight brings 19 scholar families together for graduation

Gifts to the UWCSEA Fund positively impact our scholar community in so many ways. While the cost of the UWCSEA scholarship includes flights to and from Singapore, it does not pay for family members to fly in and celebrate Graduation. Fund a Flight is a remarkable programme that brings scholars and their family together for this momentous occasion.

This year, thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, 19 scholars in the Class of 2018 graduated with a family member by their side.

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UWC Refugee Initiative – one scholar’s journey from camp to campus

The UWC Refugee Initiative aims to support at least 100 students, per year, of refugee or stateless status to attend a UWC around the world. UWCSEA is a proud supporter of this vital initiative and through the support of the College community, is currently supporting two scholars to attend UWC Dilijan and UWC Mostar.

They are two of many refugee scholars currently living and learning the UWC values, below is the story of Bachir a UWC Costa Rica alumnus (2011-2013) who grew up in a refugee camp called Smara, in the Tindouf province of Algeria. After receiving a UWC scholarship to Costa Rica he received a further scholarship to study Engineering at Brown Univesity in the US.

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