Mission & Values

Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA Mission Statement

Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA strives to lay the foundation for its students to become responsible citizens who have the skills, knowledge and sense of purpose to provide leadership in both Africa and the world.

Our Values

We passionately believe that all young people must be given access to education of the highest standard to enable them to realise their potential. Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA is proud to deliver that opportunity to disadvantaged yet talented African students through its Scholarship Programme.

Waterford highly values its socio-economic and cultural diversity. In 1967 His Majesty King Sobhuza II, Ingwenyama of Swaziland, granted Waterford the title “Kamhlaba”, eloquently describing Waterford’s culturally rich and diverse community thus:

“We are all of the earth, which does not see differences of colour, religion or race. We are ‘kamhlaba’ – all of one world.”

United World Colleges (UWC) Mission Statement

UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.