Make education a force to unite!

by Fundacion United World College Costa Rica
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!
Make education a force to unite!

Querida Comunidad,

UWC Costa Rica's annual Model United Nations conference is a great example of how, together, we make education a force to unite!

This year's conference brings together our 188 students from 62 countries with delegations from 3 private and 3 public high schools in Costa Rica and 1 IB school from Mexico.  Throughout the next 3 days, they will all explore the theme of "Building Peace through Diversity" while seeing the world through each other's eyes!

We hope that you can join our online sessions and experience first-hand the impact we create together:

Thursday, October 7

8 am Costa Rica time: Opening CeremonyZoom link here.

3 pm Costa Rica time: Diversity: the political agenda with Victoria RoviraZoom link here.

Friday, October 8

9:30 am Costa Rica time: Human rights & advocacy with Veena SiddarthZoom link here.

Saturday, October 9

2:45 pm Costa Rica time: Closing Ceremony & Cultural ShowZoom link here.

Stay tuned for live updates through the conference's Instagram page!

 

¡Nos vemos!
Paola Protti '08
paola.protti@uwccostarica.org
Alumni & Development Coordinator
UWC Costa Rica
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96% of our staff have already been vaccinated!
96% of our staff have already been vaccinated!

Querida Comunidad,

 At UWC Costa Rica, we are gearing up for the start of our new school year this August.  We can't wait to see our campus bursting with life and continued inspiring projects from our second-year students as they welcome our new 107 students of the Class of 2023.

 And we already have great news to share:  96% of our educators have already been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Remember, at UWC Costa Rica, when we say educators, we don't mean just our faculty, but our staff members from all areas of the college: staff, the kitchen team, tías y tíos, guards, and gardeners.  This achievement would not have been possible without our school's excellent relationship with the Costa Rican Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.  As a result, we were one of the very first educational institutions in Santa Ana to start their vaccination process!

 Our 2021-2022 school year promises to be a very exciting one as we celebrate our quinceañera (15th) anniversary, start our new Strategic Plan process, and continue working towards our New Campus Project.  We hope we can count on your support once more and hope you stay in touch with all our news through our GlobalGiving Reports and our Community Newsletters--you can sign up for it here.

 Enviandoles un saludo muy cordial,

 

Jose Pablo Rojas-Brewer
Development Director
UWC Costa Rica
josepablo.rojas@uwccostarica.org

 P.S. To stay tuned to what's happening at UWC Costa Rica and see your gift's impact in our community, follow our Facebook and Instagram pages and subscribe to our Community Newsletter.

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Service Week 2021
Service Week 2021

Querida Comunidad,

Service Week is the culmination of the UWC Costa Rica experiential education model.  By design, it challenges our students to apply all they have learned in service to local communities.  This year especially, we had to deeply reflect on how to deliver a positive impact from empathy, equity, and social justice while being safe in social distancing times.

Camila ‘22 from Costa Rica, Amandus ‘22 from Switzerland, and Chii ‘22 from Japan were part of the group of students that produced audiovisual materials and content for a digital marketing platform to help small organic family farms access the online marketplace:

“We got to learn where our food comes from.  The people behind it and how much work and care they put into it.  It was fascinating to get to know people who are normally thought of as poor and uneducated, marginalized by society, and realize that they are more than that.  They live a healthier lifestyle than we do!  It was not only an opportunity for community service but to learn something that we can apply every day when we eat and buy food.”

By building empathy through action and creating awareness of the vital work communities are doing to make the world better, Service Week is about our students experiencing first-hand that small actions add to BIG change.  Together, we plant a seed of service in our students that flourishes in our alumni as conscientious global citizens. 

To learn more about the 6 projects our students and staff developed during Service Week this year, visit our UWC Costa Rica Gateway. This new digital platform unifies our 3 educational areas and their programs: Residential Life, Academics, and Co-Curricular.

Last week, GlobalGiving’s Little by Little Campaign was the perfect opportunity for our community to join our students in celebrating the impact of small actions.  Together, in one week, we raised $2,587 in support of Service Week, our Wellness Program, and our Impact Fund.  ¡Muchas gracias to everyone who joined us by donating and sharing our campaign!

Enviandoles un saludo muy cordial,

Jose Pablo Rojas-Brewer
Development Director
UWC Costa Rica
josepablo.rojas@uwccostarica.org 

P.S. To stay tuned to what’s happening at UWC Costa Rica and see your gift’s impact in our community, follow our Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our Community Newsletter.

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Location: Santa Ana - Costa Rica
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Jose Pablo Rojas-Brewer
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