Umoja: Coming TOgether to build community

uwc short course in tanzania

10 July - 19 July 2019

The second edition of the Umoja UWC short course in Tanzania will be held at the International School Moshi (ISM) near the foothills of Kilimanjaro Mountain. The course will bring together 24 participants from all around the world under the theme ”Coming Together to Build Community”. The 10-day program will run from July 10 - 19 in Moshi, Tanzania with the primary course language being English.

UWC runs short courses and summer programs to bring a UWC education and the UWC mission to a wider audience. Courses are typically organised by UWC schools and colleges, national committees, groups of alumni or partner organisations. Every short course is different, but they are usually residential and take place over one to three weeks.

Using the diverse history, cultures and geography of the Tanzania region as a backdrop to explore the topic of community building, Umoja will focus on experiential learning, community engagement, local action and global understanding.

Visit our Facebook page to find out more about how the first edition of Umoja went.

The Umoja family at the Short Course closing ceremony at the Lake Eyasi campsite
On the way back to the bus from a beautiful hike to the Materuni Wateralls
This beautiful mural adorns the front entrance of the International School Moshi (ISM), which was our home for most of the Short Course
On this day we planted trees with the Kilimanjaro Project, which is a tree planting initiative that is working to restore trees in the Kilimanjaro region.

By letting the participants guide the experience, we will ensure a productive experience for all those involved. Without any other UWC colleges or short courses in East Africa, the Course will provide a unique perspective and promote UWC values. The Course will enable participants to continue to engage critically long after it has ended.

The Umoja Short Course will be held at the International School Moshi (ISM), which is currently a United World Colleges candidate school.

This means that International School Moshi is currently going through a rigorous process in order to become the second UWC school on the African continent. UWC schools, colleges and programs deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.