Innovative Education for Social Transformation

by Fundacion United World College Costa Rica
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation
Innovative Education for Social Transformation

Summary

UWC Costa Rica is a high school like no other! We believe in the power of innovative education to drive positive social transformation. We bring together an intentionally diverse community of 194 students from 125+ nationalities, 82% of whom receive scholarship support. Grounded in experiential education, our students live, dream, and learn together. They are empowered to look beyond prejudice and labels and instead connect through their shared humanity to address local and global challenges.

$100,000
total goal
$89,132
remaining
37
donors
4
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
3
months

Challenge

Our world today is facing some of the biggest challenges in the history of humankind: the climate crisis, social inequities, and wars. And instead of coming together to solve them, we seem to be more divided than ever as facts and even truth itself have become polarized and politicized. Even when technology has given us the tools to be more connected than ever, we keep creating new ways to separate "us" from "them." Some days it is difficult to keep hope.

Solution

Living in an intentionally diverse community, our students develop empathy, critical thinking, intercultural communication, problem-solving, and conflict transformation skills while putting them into practice every day. UWC Costa Rica is a laboratory where our students' idealism is nurtured by a holistic educational model that empowers them to create solutions and turn ideas into action, starting with our campus community and then scaling outwards.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of UWC Costa Rica lives in our 1,182 alumni and our 194 students and the thousands of people they inspire. Resilient global citizens who are comfortable stepping outside their comfort zones to build bridges through empathy, community, respect, and integrity. Furthermore, we are working to share our transformative educational model with hundreds of students and educators in Costa Rica, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world to scale our impact. Will you join us?

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Fundacion United World College Costa Rica

Location: Santa Ana - Costa Rica
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @uwccostarica
Project Leader:
Jose Pablo Rojas-Brewer
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
$10,868 raised of $100,000 goal
 
42 donations
$89,132 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Fundacion United World College Costa Rica has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.