Commitment to Action

Educating and Empowering Girls from Conflict Countries

Commitment by

Uwc

In 2011, UWC committed to providing 100 scholarships for young women from conflict and post-conflict affected countries. The scholarships will cover two years of pre-university education at any of UWC's schools and colleges worldwide. UWC will use its national committee network to identify talented, motivated, and bright young women who have been disadvantaged by the effects of conflict and prepare them for a challenging and transformational education. Through a well-established model of peace education, intensive involvement in social service projects, a bespoke mentoring program, and subsequent access to university scholarships, these 100 young women will be empowered to impact change within and on behalf of their own communities and countries.

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Commitment

Educating and Empowering Girls from Conflict Countries

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

6 years

Estimated Total Value

$6,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa, Europe

Countries

AFGHANISTAN, ANGOLA, ARMENIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BURUNDI, COLOMBIA, COTE D'IVOIRE, EL SALVADOR, ETHIOPIA, GUATEMALA

Commitment by

Uwc

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Yoyo Schepers, Veronika Zonabend, Ruben Vardanyan, Peter Sands