UWC Mission

UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

UWC Values

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING: UWC is committed to building communities that are free from prejudice and intolerance irrespective of gender, socioeconomic, cultural, racial, religious and national backgrounds.

CELEBRATION OF DIFFERENCE: UWC consciously creates supportive environments where differences are valued and recognized for the strength they bring to communities.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND INTEGRITY: Personal responsibility, accountability and integrity are at the heart of the UWC experience. We expect our members, partners and those we work with to behave in a similar way.

MUTUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPECT: UWC advocates a collaborative and mutually supportive approach, recognising that respect underpins the smooth functioning of any encounter or team. Those engaging with UWC will find our members dependable and respectful.

COMPASSION AND SERVICE: Our actions and language will communicate our compassion and commitment to our communities. We will work at all levels – personally, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally – to do what we can to make the world a better place.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: UWC recognizes our interdependence with the environment and is actively seeking solutions that will contribute to a sustainable future. Our choices and actions will demonstrate this commitment to our communities as well as to a wider audience.

A SENSE OF IDEALISM: UWC inspires its members to believe that it is possible to make a difference and will actively seek to work with others who share that belief.

PERSONAL CHALLENGE: UWC is committed to the concept of learning through doing and the value of interactions and experience. By taking the initiative and challenging ourselves, we learn about ourselves and those around us as well as developing a sense of responsibility for others.

ACTION AND PERSONAL EXAMPLE: UWC believes in the importance of acting on your beliefs and taking a lead role in what you do as well as what you say.