Do we neglect to focus on economic diversity? The vagueness of UWC Strategy 2018 and Beyond concerning this topic suggests so.
Only three UWCs offer Computer Science. This needs to change if the movement is to prepare students to face the economic challenges of the future.
Founder of the Flying Dutchman, Jeppe, writes about the two years that has passed and the development of the paper.
“Though many day students are capable of taking responsibility in organising or leading conferences and events, their candidacy is often undermined by the majority of residential students who control the organisational bodies and application processes of these events or student bodies.”
“It seems to me that students have not lost interest in our community - as the success of other community projects reflect this not to be the case - but that students’ interest in specific projects have faded.”
As a UWC alumni his leadership and integrity stands to be admired.
the “Buy One, Give One” model has been widely embraced by consumers and businesses alike as an effective model for creating both commercial and social value. However, when examining the social impact of “Buy One, Give One” the model’ become rather obvious.
The unspoken agreement between student and teacher, that when in class, they are on a journey together in learning, seems to have been removed, and we now simply occupy seats where what we spend our time on is completely in our own hands.
A few weeks ago, UWC Alumni Šarūnas Černiauskas received an official state award by the Lithuanian President for promoting investigative journalism and fighting corruption in Lithuania. The Flying Dutchman reached out to Šarūnas to ask a couple of questions about his story from UWCUSA to investigative journalism.
At UWC we tend to romanticize the work of NGO and NPOs. They aim to have positive impact without gaining profit. Though often true and admirable, in the light of the ongoing “Oxfam scandal”, it seems not all NGOs of the rock-solid integrity we believe them to be.