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Access to the International Baccalaureat

Objectives:

The aim was to provide scholarships to seven promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds at the Waterford Kamhlaba School (WKS). The funding was intended to enable them to follow the two year curriculum leading to the International Baccalaureate, which gives them access to overseas universities.

 

Results:
Seven students received bursaries and completed the two year International Baccalaureate programme. They also gained leadership skills and a strong sense of community and compassion. Once qualified, all students received a range of full scholarships to continue their studies at American and Canadian universities. A majority of students expressed their desire to return to re-invest their skills and expertise in Africa.

 

The NGO:
The Waterford Kamhlaba Scool was founded in the 60’s by a young British teacher who, after teaching under the apartheid regime in South Africa, decided to open a multicultural school in Swaziland. This was the second “United World College” (UWC) in the world. Today, 13 UWC colleges are scattered throughout the world, with only one in Africa.


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Duration
January 2009 - December 2010

Location
Mbabane

With whom
Waterford School Trust

Website
www.waterford.sw

News

17 August 2009
Waterford School Trust (Swaziland) - End of the school year

This year, in addition to their academic pursuit and successes, the students at Waterford Kamhlaba continued to devote a great deal of their time and energy to Community Service work. 

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