2022 Awards

Are you passionate about an issue somewhere in the world where you want to make a difference, but you don't have the money to make it happen?

2022 Awards List

Below is the list of GoMakeADifference's 2022 winners

UWC students have had the difficult task to come up with projects to make a difference in a Covid-safe manner. It was important this year that any project submitted, could be delivered without putting the student or anyone else affected by their project at risk. UWC students will be making a difference in Africa, Asia, Americas, Middle East and Europe throughout 2022 and 2023. The total value of grants awarded for this year is $23,000.

We will look forward to receiving reports from UWC projects leaders on how their projects were delivered. We love to hear from the students about their projects with photos and videos and a short report where they highlight to us how they made a difference. This helps motivate future students to apply to make a difference. We wish you well!

We could not provide this award scheme without the help of the local UWC school/college coordinators who promote the award scheme and provide much needed guidance and support for students in preparing their application.

Hopefully 2023 UWC graduating students will be inspired by the class of 2022 who will be making a difference and as Jill Longson (AC81) says, “live the UWC mission!

— 2022 Awards (last updated: 27 March 2022, 12:21 pm)
Project Title Project Leader(s) College(s) Project Location
Project Title: Agrijan Project Leader(s): Khang Le Nguyen & Shahib Uddin Prokhor College: UWC Dilijan Project Location: Tavush, Armenia
Project Title: A Drop For Growth Project Leader(s): Nayantara N Alva & Giulia Rocca College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: Maharashtra, India
Project Title: AIL EMapp Project Leader(s): Abobakar Sediq Miakhel & Zakarya Al-Thawr College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Brussels, Belgium
Project Title: VoHawk: Empowering Rural India Project Leader(s): Shakthi Palraj & Devansh Taliyan College: UWC Mahindra College Project Location: Pune, India
Project Title: Youth Haitian Empowerment Exchange Program Project Leader(s): Love-Kendy Jourdan & Keisha William College: UWC Robert Bosch College & UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Jérémie/Grand'Anse, Haiti
Project Title: Paramarsh Project Leader(s): Raghvendra Omprakash Yadav College: Pearson College UWC Project Location: Mumbai, India
Project Title: Tusome Project Uganda Project Leader(s): Anyalisa Grace Waneloba & Chloe Mukibi College: UWC South East Asia & Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Uganda
Project Title: Plastic Free Phuket Project Leader(s): Eli Lesher & Alyx Mastor College: UWC Thailand Project Location: Phuket, Thailand
Project Title: Project21 Kenya Project Leader(s): Achieng Kuir & Ngor Kon College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC & UWC Maastricht Project Location: Turkana County, Kenya
Project Title: Project Pabna Project Leader(s): Aisha Shams & Ayman Haque College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Pabna, Bangladesh
Project Title: The Tech Safari Project Leader(s): Ignas Aristides Kamugisha & Arbogast Magomba College: UWC Robert Bosch College Project Location: East Tanzania
Project Title: WETLAND Project Leader(s): Fabricio José Silveyra College: UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Project Title: Rise To Make A Difference Project Leader(s): Anayat Yousuf & Kamal Maharatra College: UWC Robert Bosch College Project Location: Kashmir, India
Project Title: Gender Violence in Mexico Project Leader(s): Juan Pablo Hernandez Lima & Sergio Di Nallo Serrano College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Title: SeEds//SeMințe Project Leader(s): Réka Diószegi & Sebastian Lloyd-Young College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Romania
Project Title: Budiriro Yedikita Project Leader(s): Menard Simoya College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Project Title: EDÚCAME Project Leader(s): Detiny Esmeralda Mejia Guerrero & Nicole Martinez Cespedes College: Pearson College UWC & UWC Costa Rica Project Location: Dominican Republic
Project Title: The Mobile Library Movement Project Leader(s): Ivy Shi & Hannah Bailey Cherry College: Li Po Chun UWC Project Location: Pampanga, Philippines
Project Title: Bridging the Technology Divide Project Leader(s): Cecily Houghton & Joey Wat College: Li Po Chun UWC Project Location: Hong Kong
Project Title: A Fight Against Child Marriage & Early Pregnancy Project Leader(s): Violet Wesley Natana College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Juba, South Sudan
Project Title: Happy Earth Project Leader(s): Tinotendashe Chigerwe & Prince Bashangezi College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe
Project Title: Generation Hope (أمل لشباب) Project Leader(s): Ekaram & Ruoxiao Xu College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC & UWC Changshu China Project Location: West Darfur, Sudan
Project Title: Revive Castanheira Project Leader(s): Marguerita Miguel Delgado Martins College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Castanheira de Pêra, Portugal
Testimonials

GoMakeADifference Initiative really allowed me to make a difference somewhere as well as allow me to understand how collaborative work and social engagement can be used to make a positive difference in the world. GoMakeADifference fosters that creativity that you've gained from Atlantic College and makes you understand that you can make a difference and an impact if you put your mind to it.

— Scott Dwyer (AC12), Clara Gurreso (AC12), Siobhan Weber (AC13), Zoological Enrichment of Animals with Nanjing Zoo