United World College-USA students Sherura Teta ’21, and Chevonne Kwasisiima ’20, both Uganda, and Erica Lee ’21, Hong Kong, have received 2020 GoMakeADifference awards for their UWC mission-related projects.
Sherura and Chevonne received a $1,000 grant to provide technical education to ensure affordable formal education in Kiryandong district of Uganda. Erica received $1,000 for a mentorship program and educational workshops for underprivileged students in Pune, India.
GoMakeADifference was established in 2001 to provide grants to UWC Atlantic College students. The concept was to allow students an opportunity to make a difference and put into practice the ideals of UWC. In 2016, the award was rolled out to all UWC schools and colleges.
Sixty-two applications were filed this year; 32 projects received the $1,000 prizes. Proposed projects including raising cancer awareness in Armenia, promoting peace and reducing religious tensions by bringing together a group of young Hindus and Muslims in India, and planting 1000 fruit trees in Sudan.