Together for Development / Eswatini

United World Colleges

Together for Development is a three-week programme held at the Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Now in its third edition, this course will bring together 60 participants from around the world to critically engage with the concept of development and deeply understand the issues involved. Being in eSwatini is a key component of the course, so participants will engage on- and off-campus with the reality of a developing country. Local community interaction and service are a fundamental part of the curriculum, and all participants will develop a project they can implement in their own communities.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Development theory
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Development and gender/women’s health
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Arts and creativity
  • Education and youth
  • Activism

The course is organized and facilitated by a diverse and professional team from around the world, most of whom are alumni of UWC schools or short courses themselves. In addition to academic expertise, they also have on-the-ground experience working in development.

Details:

Location Mbabane, Swaziland
Period 29 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
level Pre Bachelor / Prep
Credits None
Program fee 800 EUR
Accommodation fee Included in program fee
Fee extra info:
Fee is 600 EUR for African residents. ome financial aid is available for participants with demonstrated need. All applicants are welcome to apply for scholarships to cover programme costs, but travel scholarships are only available for students applying from Africa.
Application deadline 29 December 2018
Entry requirements:
We welcome applications from anyone aged 16 to 20 years who is eager to learn and help others. We are especially looking for participants interested in development and leadership, who feel a sense of responsibility to help individuals, their school, community, and/or the world, especially when it comes to issues like inequality, the environment, and other global issues.