The course will be held at the Waterford Kamhlaba UWC in Swaziland from December 29, 2017 – January 13, 2018. The location is pivotal to the course—being in Swaziland gives us unique insight into both the promises and pitfalls of development.

The course is facilitated by a diverse and professional team from around the world, most of whom are alumni of UWC schools or short courses themselves. In addition to academic expertise, they also have on-the-ground experience working in development.

Topics covered include:

  • Development theory
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Development and gender/women’s health
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Arts and creativity
  • Education and youth
  • Activism

Special features of the course:

  • In-depth introduction to Swaziland
  • Projects with the local community
  • NGO visits
  • Theme days key issues in development
  • Project development & management

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The three-week course costs 750 EUR, with scholarships available especially for participants from developing countries. The fee includes room and board for the duration of the course, transfers to and from Johannesburg airport, and all community visits and other activities. It does not include airline tickets.

Financial Aid

Some financial aid is available for participants with demonstrated need. Furthermore, we will provide advice and support to all participants wishing to raise funds for their participation.