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About the Mozambique National Committee

The National Committee's main aim is to select suitable representantives from Mozambique to attend United World Colleges overseas each year. The National Committee also seeks to raise awareness of United World Colleges in Mozambique and ensure a wider representation of applicants from different economic and cultural backgrounds, in order to fairly represent Mozambique at the respective UWCs. 

Every member is committed to ensuring that each student who applies for a United World Colleges scholarship is given a fair chance regardless of their backgrounds, race, religion or disability, and adhere to all the regulations, legislations and beliefs of United World Colleges’ process of selection. The National Committee members also work to ensure that the students, their family members and/or guardians are treated fairly and provided the same support.

In 2016 a group of United World College alumni (mainly from Waterford Kamhlaba), came together to launch the Mozambican National Committee.

Every member is committed to ensuring that each student who applies for a United World Colleges scholarship is given a fair chance regardless of their backgrounds, race, religion or disability, and adhere to all the regulations, legislations and beliefs of United World Colleges’ process of selection. The National Committee members also work to ensure that the students, their family members and/or guardians are treated fairly and provided the same support.

1. Mission

The United World Colleges Mozambique National Committee strives to make education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures, for peace and a sustainable future, through initiatives promoted by the United World Colleges community and its partner organizations.

2. Vision

  • To support young talented Mozambicans in acquiring better education opportunities;
  • To contribute to the education ecosystem in Mozambique:
    • Supporting initiatives from grass-roots education outcomes;
    • Dialogues on education improvement; as well as,
    • Job opportunities following tertiary education; 
  • To establish a sustainable funding mechanism to support rural education initiatives, as well as the United World Colleges scholarship scheme, and alumni events

3. Objectives 

  • Identify talented and bright Mozambicans to benefit from the scholarships schemes;
  • Be an active participant of the United World Colleges International;
  • Promote active engagement of United World Colleges alumni in Mozambique;
  • Contribute to debate of national on improving education;
  • Fundraise for scholarships and other education events we find appropriate;
  • Contribute to the employability of United World Colleges alumni in Mozambique;
  • Be a sustainable association run with professionalism and transparency;
  • Support in securing university scholarships for Mozambican United World Colleges alumni;

National Committe members with Waterford Kamhlaba principal, Stephen Lowry and students.