2019 Awards

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2019 Awards List

Below is the list of GoMakeADifference‘s 2019 winners

Once again UWC students have impressed us and the quality of 2019 projects is fantastically high. GoMakeADifference is delighted to announce it will be supporting 31 projects run by UWC students living the UWC mission after they graduate this summer. UWC students will be making a difference in Africa, Asia, Americas, Middle East and Europe throughout 2019. The total value of grants awarded for 2019 is $31,000.

Each of the 17 UWC schools and colleges is represented across the 31 projects.

Below are students from Waterford Kamhlaba UWC and UWC Red Cross Nordic receiving their certificates in recognition of their successful project awards.

Here at GoMakeADifference we can't wait to see the end of project reports from UWC projects leaders on how their projects were delivered.  It is great to hear from the students, what worked, what was a success, what they learned and what they would have done differently if they had their time again. The reports provide motivation to future students thinking of applying to make a difference. We wish you well!

As always we would like to thank the local UWC school/college coordinators for everything they do in promoting the award scheme and for everyone applying.

Hopefully 2020 UWC graduating students will be inspired by these initiatives and will start to think about how they can make a difference in the near future and as Jill says “live the UWC mission!

— 2019 Awards (last updated: 26 August 2020, 3:23 pm)
Project Title Project Leader(s) College(s) Project Location
Project Title: Helping blocked migrants in Spain Project Leader(s): Pablo Chabalier College: UWC Mostar Project Location: Bilbao or Madrid, Spain
Project Title: Life After Ebola (LAE) Project Leader(s): Martha Tondoneh & Victoria Martha Thorpe College: UWC Changshu China & UWC Maastricht Project Location: Kono and Kenema, Sierra Leone
Project Title: Dosage of Hope Project Leader(s): Seraj & Yunlan Li College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Baalbeck, Lebanon
Project Title: Decolonizing Education System in YDC in Lithuania Project Leader(s): Ieva Mackute College: UWC USA Project Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Project Title: Sakha Live: Keeping Them In School Project Leader(s): Thandolwethu College: UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Manzini, Eswatini
Project Title: Umliba-The Future of Eswatini's youth Project Leader(s): Temazulu Zulu & Bongiswa Dlamini College: UWC USA & UWC Dilijan Project Location: Hhohho, Eswatini
Project Title: Greenlijan Project Leader(s): Mikayel Kamendatyan & Albert Ananyan College: UWC Dilijan Project Location: Dilijan, Tavush Region, Armenia
Project Title: Rujište Afforestation Project Leader(s): Katinka Rokkjær Ødegaard & Hannah Grace Klemmensen College: UWC Mostar Project Location: Rujište & Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Project Title: 69 países Project Leader(s): Angel Benjamín Pérez Camargo College: UWC Thailand Project Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Title: Vahombey Project - Giving the 'world' to Bekitro Project Leader(s): Jullian Karel Androkae College: UWC Changshu China Project Location: Bekitro, Androy, Madagascar
Project Title: Child Marriage and HIV/AIDS awareness Project Leader(s): Geraldo António Sibinde College: UWC Costa Rica Project Location: Mogovolas and Mecuburi, Mozambique
Project Title: Bloom Classroom Project Leader(s): Ulele Noella Kachilele College: Li Po Chun UWC Project Location: Mitundu, Malawi
Project Title: In a Pickle Situation Project Leader(s): Khushi Mehta & Akshita Jaswal College: UWC Mahindra College Project Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Project Title: “Na Amish Le Mederesha”, “Let us go to school” Project Leader(s): Peter Micah & Boboya Emmanuel College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: Juba, South Sudan
Project Title: IFP Russia Project Leader(s): Anna Donova College: UWC South East Asia Project Location: Rostov on Don, Russia
Project Title: Lift for Life Project Leader(s): Esther-Gail Fraser College: Li Po Chun UWC Project Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Project Title: Adriatic Cup Project Leader(s): Julie Tilling Niemann & Etumu Mavie Schoster College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: Limpopo province, South Africa
Project Title: Goggles for Muggles Project Leader(s): Grace Niu & Mint Kewalin College: Li Po Chun UWC Project Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Project Title: Initiative for Peace - Denmark Project Leader(s): Casper Øhlers & Anna Donova College: UWC South East Asia Project Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Project Title: Go with the flow, Period Project Leader(s): Elizabeth Kako Gimba College: UWC Robert Bosch College Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Project Title: The Innovation Center Project Leader(s): Sara Wagner & Liva Araka College: UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Sakyikrom, Ghana
Project Title: A better Kadongo Project Leader(s): Ndagire Mercy Ritrisha Morella College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: Wakiso District, Uganda
Project Title: The Female Humans of War Project Leader(s): Hala Murad College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: Ensdorf, Germany
Project Title: Sanitation for Education Project Leader(s): Nicolas Barboza & Aristide Sekarambi College: UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Nsawam-Adoagyiri District, Eastern Region, Ghana
Project Title: Favouring the integration of drug addcted orphans in Morocco Project Leader(s): Fatima Zahra El Maliani & Wiktoria Grzech College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Project Title: A Space Devoted to Diversity Project Leader(s): Viktoria Jorde Hellebø & Vilmine Marie Wilberg College: UWC Mahindra College & UWC Adriatic Project Location: Follo, Norway
Project Title: Project Jipende (Project Self-love) Project Leader(s): Kamene Mang'oka & Aisha Yusuf College: Pearson College UWC Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Project Title: Activity Friend Project Leader(s): Sindre Iversen Carlsen & Siena James College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Cardiff, Wales
Project Title: Youthganda Project Leader(s): Patrick Wilson Oketcho & Jo Saito College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Tororo, Uganda
Project Title: Phones4Refugees Project Leader(s): Tom Pugh College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: England, UK
Project Title: Rise empowering youth Project Leader(s): Alicia Barker-Åström &Leah Caterina Gaspari College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Mbabane,Eswatini

As a team and as a village, we would like to pass our sincere gratitude to the Go Make a Difference grant scheme – through which a massive difference and impact has been done on the lives of hundreds of villagers in the Kolonyama community. We stand in eternal gratitude to Colin and Jill for creating this selfless grant scheme.

— Nthati & Morero Mofolo, Hydro-Pure project (2021)