We work together with a number of well-established partners that help us achieve the UWC mission. These partnerships allow UWC to give students the best possible international education and opportunities to reach their potential.
Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC Schools and Colleges
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative further expanded the scope of its programmes and launched a new project open to all UWC schools and colleges. The “Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC Schools and Colleges” aims to encourage students to engage in a practical and sustainable manner with current humanitarian issues affecting a community. It will recognize project proposals demonstrating the potential for meaningful impact – and provide them with a financial grant to further the development of the project.
Learn more about about the “Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC Schools and Colleges” here.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative in the long-term. EMF’s work in education aims to incorporate complexity and a circular economy framework into teaching practices and learning journeys. EMF believes such an approach is necessary to create a sustainable future.
UWC is working with EMF to enhance its approach to teaching sustainability and complexity. Currently, EMF is collaborating with two UWC schools and colleges, UWC Mahindra and UWCSEA, to undertake two research projects to develop learning strategies and curricula that enable students to take a complexity approach to respond to real life challenges.
Teach for All
Teach For All is a global network of 40 independent, locally led and funded partner organisations that work at the national level to expand educational opportunity and shape a generation of local leaders who will work inside and outside of education to ensure that all children can fulfil their potential. Each national program recruits and develops diverse, outstanding recent graduates and professionals to commit to teach in their countries’ underserved schools for at least two years and to work throughout their lives to increase opportunity for youth. Teach For All works to accelerate the impact of these organisations that are cultivating the leadership necessary for change. Teach For All partner organisations include Teach For America in the United States, founded in 1989, Teach First in the United Kingdom, founded in 2003, and more recently established organisations, including Teach for the Philippines and Teach For India.
UWC and Teach For All are working together toward increasing educational opportunities for young people worldwide and ensuring all children have the opportunity to achieve an excellent education independent of socioeconomic factors. The two organisations share a number of existing links, with many UWC alumni having gone on to participate in Teach For All network partner programmes and assisting in developing Teach For All partner organisations, and students from schools with Teach For All partner teachers successfully gaining places at UWC schools and colleges to continue their education.
In light of this shared vision and to build on these links, both organisations have formalised their working partnership with a view to collaborating and strengthening the respective missions through sharing opportunities and resources. As a first step, Teach For All will promote UWC as an opportunity for students served by Teach For All partner organisations, while UWC will promote opportunities for alumni to join Teach For All partner programmes in their respective countries.
UWC played a major part in developing the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, taught today in 40,000 schools worldwide to more than one million students. Through UWC Atlantic College, UWC worked with the Geneva International School and the United Nations School in New York to develop the IB, founded in 1968. As a result, the International Baccalaureate is the academic programme for 16 to 19 year olds at all UWC colleges and schools.