2023 Awards

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2023 Awards List

Below is the list of GoMakeADifference's 2023 winners

$30,000 is being awarded to thirty teams of UWC students who have been successful in this year’s GoMakeADifference applications. Fifty-eight applications were submitted, offering innovative ideas from students across the UWC network as to how they hope to make a difference.

This year, more students than ever submitted videos with their application which really helped to bring the ideas to life. The panel assessing the applications use the pre-determined criteria (as laid out on the GoMakeADifference website), which covers how much personal challenge, the level of impact and sustainability the project is likely to have and how much the project allows students to live the UWC mission and values.

Projects were successful where students submitted innovative, well-thought through plans, which provided a level of personal challenge and sustainability and a likelihood to succeed. Successful projects covered issues around healthcare, agriculture, water and waste, education and the environment.

Thank you to everyone who applied.

— 2023 Awards (last updated: 11 October 2023, 2:53 pm)
Project Title Project Leader(s) College(s) Project Location
Project Title: The Indoor Air Pollution Reduction Cooking Stove Project Leader(s): Tanaka Chirara College: UWC Robert Bosch College Project Location: Marondera, Zimbabwe
Project Title: Le Futur est à Nous (LFN) Project Leader(s): Samuella Kabila College: UWC Maastricht Project Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Project Title: Enlightenment Project Leader(s): Chenyiyan Yang & Junze Xie College: UWC Changshu China Project Location: Liugong, Hainan; Changshu, Suzhou
Project Title: Plastic Free Phuket Project Leader(s): Louna Boumaza & Nicolas Berger College: UWC Thailand Project Location: Phuket, Thailand
Project Title: United For Understanding Project Leader(s): Diana Proyan & Suhail Dawood Sidiq College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Wales, UK
Project Title: PPHS Project Leader(s): Yura Mizutani & Yugen Somiya College: UWC Red Cross Nordic / UWC ISAK Japan Project Location: Tokyo, Japan
Project Title: Camp Blue Project Leader(s): Rubangakene Deogracious College: UWC East Africa Project Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Project Title: Mam Teeda Me Project Leader(s): Axelle Tougouma & Ouattara Matagari College: UWC Thailand / UWC South East Asia Project Location: Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso
Project Title: Pads To Keep Them In School Project Leader(s): Puri Rebecca Goyo & James Achuli College: UWC Dilijan Project Location: Kiryandongo, Uganda
Project Title: Educating To Preserve Lake Titicaca! Project Leader(s): Andrea Valeria Choque Coronel College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Puno, Peru
Project Title: InnovaTek Project Leader(s): Taonanyasha Botso & Sibahle Morena Thwala College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Nyamapanda, Zimbabwe
Project Title: The Faroe Islands for Human Rights Project Leader(s): Oline Lykke Grand College: UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Faroe Islands
Project Title: Light-UP Project Leader(s): Tashia Nyamunama College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Project Title: Hamzah Al-shammari Project Leader(s): Hamzah Alshammari College: Pearson College UWC Project Location: Babylon, Iraq
Project Title: Let Afghan Girls Learn And Earn Project Leader(s): Sevara & Nargis Mayel College: Li Po Chun UWC Project Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Project Title: SDG-6 Project Leader(s): Saloni Gore & Rea Bhargava College: UWC South East Asia Project Location: Delhi, India
Project Title: AISA Platform Project Leader(s): Amirali Rezaei College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: United Kingdom
Project Title: The Bin Project Project Leader(s): Hanming Ye College: UWC South East Asia Project Location: Singapore
Project Title: Niger Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Project Leader(s): Raouda Mamane Bello Boubacar Kinassa & Yacine Badamassi College: UWC Mahindra College / UWC Robert Bosch College Project Location: Niamey, Niger
Project Title: Team Tiger Project Project Leader(s): Silva Musthafa Padian & Princess Nathania Abigail College: UWC Robert Bosch College / UWC Mahindra College Project Location: Sumatra, Indonesia
Project Title: O Futuro é Nosso! (The Future Is Ours!) Project Leader(s): Natasha Libombo & Margarymafalda Lourenço College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC / UWC Adriatic Project Location: Quelimane, Mozambique
Project Title: Fashionopolis Project Leader(s): Anh V. Pham College: UWC-USA Project Location: Montezuma, USA
Project Title: Shelter Kits for Local Shelters in Ukraine Project Leader(s): Emily Gordon & Valeria Ivanova College: UWC Red Cross Nordic Project Location: Irpin, Ukraine
Project Title: Jagrukta Project Leader(s): Aryaman Dey & Zarif Rahman College: UWC Mahindra College Project Location: Pune, India
Project Title: The Allunteers Project Leader(s): Katleho Mokhele & Tsoako Tlelepe College: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Project Location: Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho
Project Title: 10 Computers, Hundreds Of Doors Project Leader(s): Tei Mercedes Benitez & Yunseo Kim College: UWC Mahindra College Project Location: Pune, India
Project Title: Togo Micro-Farming Project Project Leader(s): Abdou-Latifou Dare College: UWC-USA Project Location: Bikpassiba/Bassar, Togo
Project Title: Water For Life Project Leader(s): Christian Maboko & Temiloluwa Akingbemila College: UWC Dilijan Project Location: Turkana, Kenya
Project Title: Auti-Melody Project Leader(s): Alice Haywood & Iva Milas College: UWC Adriatic Project Location: North-Holland, Netherlands
Project Title: I Am More Than You Think Project Leader(s): Rahma Nalugo College: UWC Atlantic College Project Location: Busiika, Uganda
Testimonials

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)