Coming Together to Build Community

UWC Short Course

July 2024

Short Course Dates: 2nd to 11th July 2024.

Location: UWC East Africa, Moshi, Tanzania

Ignite your passion for change this summer with UMOJA SHORT COURSE; Coming Together to Build Community,  an extraordinary journey unfolding in July 2024. Crafted for inquisitive minds aged 16 to 20, this short course is an invitation to join a thriving global and local network of change-makers, to learn, to explore, and to challenge your worldview. UMOJA Short Course delves into the heart of community, unearthing the diverse identities within, and the intertwining threads of power and privilege that shape our world. We are not merely observers; UMOJA will equip you with the tools and knowledge to shape the world around you, nurturing your vision into impactful, sustainable projects.

Our course framework pays homage to the United World College’s paradigm of experiential learning. At the core, we bring you a rich tapestry of interactive digital workshops, inspiring learning forums, and meaningful community engagement activities. We're about more than just theoretical knowledge - we prepare you to think deeply, engage on a grand scale, and lead with confidence within your own communities. This July we are going to step into a transformative learning experience, where you'll meet like-minded individuals and learn from the best in the field.

Every UWC short course is distinct, a testament to the rich diversity within our network of schools, colleges, national committees, alumni groups, and partner organizations. Though each course differs, the underlying spirit remains the same - they're immersive, typically residential, and occur over one to three weeks. Discover the essence of a UWC education and mission through our unique short courses and summer programs.

Take the first step towards becoming a part of the UWC legacy. Join us at UMOJA and let's craft a more compassionate, inclusive world together.

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The UMOJA family at the Short Course closing ceremony at UWCEA Moshi Campus.  
On the way back to the bus from a beautiful hike to the Materuni Wateralls
This beautiful mural adorns the front entrance of the International School Moshi (ISM), which was our home for most of the Short Course
On this day we planted trees with the Kilimanjaro Project, which is a tree planting initiative that is working to restore trees in the Kilimanjaro region.

By letting the participants guide the experience, we will ensure a productive experience for all those involved. Without any other UWC colleges or short courses in East Africa, the Course will provide a unique perspective and promote UWC values. The Course will enable participants to continue to engage critically long after it has ended.

The UMOJA Short Course is traditionally held at UWC East Africa (UWCEA), which joined the UWC movement in 2019 and officially became the 18th United World College. UWCEA is now the second United World College in Africa, in addition to Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa.

UWC schools, colleges and programs deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.