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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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UWC Refugee Initiative – scholarship gives South Sudanese refugee fresh chance

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 Emmanuel, from South Sudan who is studying at Adriatic College in Italy. His scholarship was created by Anna Illy, of the famous Italian coffee roasting company Illy.

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Scholarships can create a better future for refugee students

Mahmoud, Class of 2019, is one of the two scholars supported by the UWCSEA community in 2016/2017 to receive a scholarship through the UWC Refugee Initiative. He joined UWC in September after being selected by the UWC National Committee for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon.

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#Givingtuesday in support of the UWC Refugee Initiative

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day when people around the world are coming together to give back. It has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

Today, we ask you to join this movement by making a monthly gift in support of the UWC Refugee Initiative – a global programme which aims to offer 100 scholarships to individuals of refugee or stateless status each year.

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