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Reunion 2020 Overview

       

 

Save the date for Reunion 2020!

 

Reunion 2020 celebrates the Classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2010


   

Official registration will open in early 2020! The attendee lists will then be updated regularly. Please keep checking back! 

 

  Programme
(We reserve the right to make changes.)


An exciting itinerary awaits our returning alumni. They range from speaking opportunities, a hotel cocktail reception and buffet dinner, a barbecue lunch on campus, campus tours, a College and movement update and Q&A, and exciting activities planned by your class year Reunion Committee. Saturday evening and Sunday are left free for the individual class year groups to organise their own gatherings and other group activities. Check your specific class year page below for more details.

 

 

 

      

 




Class Year Reunion Reps


Your class rep committee will liaise with the alumni team, assist in finding 'lost' classmates, encourage sign-up, organise class activities for Saturday evening and Sunday and encourage participation in your Reunion Class Gift in support of the UWC Refugee Initiative.

 

Please let us know if we can add your name to your class committee!

Write to reunion@uwcsea.edu.sg


Class group committees so far:

  • Class of 1975:
  • Class of 1980:
  • Class of 1985:  Rahul Sahgal
  • Class of 1990:
  • Class of 1995:  Nadia Haq
  • Class of 2000:  Heron Holloway, Russell Britton
  • Class of 2010:  Vidarith Chan


Cost

 

Friday Evening Welcome Reception and buffet dinner at a hotel downtown

There will be a charge for all alumni and their guests - S$65 for alumni and S$110 for non-alumni guests. (We reserve the right to change this prior to official registration as we confirm pricing).

 

All costs are contributions towards the cost of the Friday night event. Complimentary wine and beer will be served during the cocktail hour. Afterwards, alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on a cash bar basis.

 

Please note that refunds for payment made for the Friday night event is only possible if the Alumni Office is notified at least one month prior to the event. Between one month and two weeks prior to the event, if you find that you and/or your guest is not able to make it, the Friday night event payment will be directed to your Reunion Class Gift instead. Two weeks prior to the event, payment to the hotel will have been committed, so there will be no refunds or redirection of funds. 

  

Saturday Afternoon Barbecue at UWCSEA Dover Campus

Free of charge for all alumni, their families and guests. Campus tours, children's activities and an update and Q&A will be available.

 

Additional activities organised by your class reps will be at your own expense.



Reunion Class Gift - in honour of your milestone anniversary

 

Over the past few years, as alumni celebrate their milestone anniversary reunions, they have been united not only by the exciting opportunity to reconnect with each other and the College, but also by a strong sense of common purpose to 'give back’ - by supporting a deserving refugee scholar to follow in their footsteps.

Reunion 2020 Class Gifts help fund refugee scholarships through The UWC Refugee Initiative, changing the life-path of a young person who has grown up in a conflict zone, by opening the doors to a UWC education where they meet and study with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and can go on to make real change in their communities and the world, bringing further diversity for the benefit of all.

Your Milestone Anniversary gifts will ensure we can welcome another young refugee change maker again next year. Find out more.

You can make your Reunion Class Gift on the official Registration form when it opens in early 2020. Alternatively, you can also make your Class Gift via the giving page.

 

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Sharing a story of Alumni in Action - how the Class of ’86 have supported Baraa, refugee scholar from Iraq: from Mosul to UWC Mostar 

 

Excited students flooded in when the doors opened for the new school year at UWC Mostar in August; one wide-eyed student took a particularly deep breath as she crossed the threshold. Baraa, was not just starting her two-year IB Diploma Programme in a College she’d only dared dream of reaching, but she was also starting a whole new chapter of life – as a UWC scholar.

 

Baraa’s path to UWC Mostar was only possible thanks to the incredible generosity of alum and Foundation Leadership Board trustee, Tord Stallvik and the Class of ‘86 who helped to fund her scholarship. Baraa's childhood in Mosul was disrupted when Daesh (ISIS) took over the city and her family was forced to flee. They escaped to Baghdad, becoming Internally Displaced Persons, but life became increasingly challenging. Without money or a safe place to stay, the family spent months sleeping in the classroom of Baraa’s school struggling to survive.

 

Despite the incredible stress and ongoing challenges they faced, Baraa persevered with her education. A brilliant student, she earned outstanding marks and won many prizes in Mathematics and programming competitions. With a passion for knowledge and intellectual growth, she was selected to give scientific presentations to Ministries and public authorities. Teachers described her as humble and calm – and deeply motivated by a desire to help others in need. She was clear in her long term goal: to help in the rebuilding of post-war society.

 

Earning the scholarship to UWC Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the possibilities for Baraa’s future are dramatically evolving. UWC educates students to learn and appreciate their differences, whilst promoting equality, tolerance, and critical thinking, with an explicit aim to contribute to the reconstruction of post-conflict societies. Baraa’s circle of friendship (and perspectives) has exploded – with roommates from France, Norway and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and classmates from the farthest corners of the world.

 

“At my previous school, the quality of a student was determined only by their grades. Here at UWC Mostar, I find a space to express my abilities outside of the exam papers. Being surrounded by people from different backgrounds means hearing more and more life experiences and learning from them. Also it pushes me to learn more about the world around me and the history of other countries. I’ve met people from countries I have never heard of before, it’s like a part of the world was hidden from me and now I can see it. My life before UWC was studying while looking through the window. After coming here to UWC, I now realise that I can take my books with me and go to see what is behind those windows.”

 

With a strong interest in Science, higher-level Physics and Mathematics, as well as excellent English, her academic prospects are strong. Beyond that, her life as a changemaker, imbued with the UWC values of peace and reconciliation, gives hope for a brighter future for Baraa, her family, and her wider community.

 

In the words of Baraa, “Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I really do believe that more and more students deserve such a fantastic opportunity.”

 

Thank you to Tord and the Class of '86 for creating this life-changing experience for a deserving young student of incredible potential! This year at your Reunion Weekend - let’s come together through Reunion Giving and support another refugee, like Baraa, and open the door to a whole new world.

 

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