The UWC Short Course was founded by alumni of Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa who wanted to extend their unique experience to other promising young people. Today, it is organized by UWC alumni and enthusiasts from around the world, including several participants of the first edition.

Team Members

Anna Hoffmann Coordinator

Anna is training to be a barrister in London. She is passionate about human rights and access to justice and studied public policy before taking up law. She loves the great outdoors, photography and musicals. She organised the German Short Course in 2015 and has been involved with various Short Courses since then.

Lukas Wallrich Coordinator

Lukas graduated from Waterford Kamhlaba in 2007. He is currently pursuing a PhD in social psychology in London, looking at the potential of summer programmes in building a more integrated society. He has been organizing UWC Short Courses since 2009, including the first edition of Together for Development.

Lea Kliem Programme Coordinator

Lea graduated from UWC-USA in 2010. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany and works as a researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research. She is passionate about environmental and agricultural issues and enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hiking and gardening. She previously coordinated a UWC Short Course in Istanbul, Turkey.

Clara Vogt Programme Coordinator

Clara is doing an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Migration and Intercultural Mediation, which takes place across multiple cities (most recently Meknes; next up Montpellier). She is originally from Berlin, but did her bachelors in law and anthropology at Utrecht University. She was a participant at the first UWC Short Course in Germany, and has been coordinating the German Short Course for the last two years.

Wadeisor Rukato Participant Coordinator

Wadeisor was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. She recently spent two years in China as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University, where she graduated with an MA in China Studies.  She is the co-founder of From Africa to China, an online platform dedicated to writing and reflecting on Africa-China Relations. Wadeisor participated in the first edition of Together for Development in 2011/2012.

Natalie Taylor Participant Coordinator

Natalie has been working at UWC Costa Rica since 2012 as a Psychology Teacher and Residence Coordinator. Natalie is a Psychologist and Psychopedagogist who has worked with people from different ages, and specifically with teenagers for over twelve years. She is currently working in her thesis for a Doctoral Program in Education.  She has always lived in Costa Rica but loves to travel and to know other cultures.

Nayantara Mukherji Media & Communications

Nayantara is from India, and graduated from the Mahindra UWC in 2002. She works in marketing in New York. Nayantara is passionate about education, and previously worked as a high school teacher, college advisor, and mentor. She loves traveling, radio, and playing boardgames.

Siyabonga Dlamini Logistics Coordinator

Siya is from Manzini, Swaziland. He studied Community Development, and currently works for a non-profit organisation that provides Sexual & Reproductive Health Services to young people. Siya was a participant of Together for Development in 2011/2012, and is passionate about youth development. He loves playing pool and traveling.