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Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) at Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA brings together the UWC Mission, Waterford Kamhlaba mission as well as the Cambridge International Education mission and International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile, to offer ALL students from Form 1 - IB2, transformative opportunities for personal growth and development, while fostering self determination, awareness of local and global issues, innovative problem solving, collaborate and exchange with diverse people and communities in Waterford and the greater in the Kingdom of Eswatini. CAS provides students with an opportunity to take part in a range of experiences that involve:

  • responsible citizenry
  • real, purposeful activities, leading to leadership and personal development
  • positive challenge
  • planning, budgeting, project management, reflection and reporting
  • reflection on outcomes and personal learning

A distinguishing feature of Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA is the devotion of our staff and students to community service & outdoor learning through CAS as service is a foundational principle of the school since 1963.

working in the permaculture garden

For the month of June, the CAS department invites all students, alumni, staff, family and friends to dedicate 60 minutes of their time doing community service. This is a global campaign that can be done anywhere in the world! This is a way that all members of our community can celebrate Waterford Kamhlaba’s 60th birthday in true WK spirit.

Please share your act of service to be featured on our newsletters and social media by sending a picture, video or a blurb expressing why this service is meaningful to you via email to WK UWCSA CAS Coordinator Fanele Chester, or whatsapp +268 7644 1737.


The CAS program in the IBDP, and at Waterford Kamhlaba, provides an opportunity to learn and practise responsible citizenry. There are over 40 CAS activities currently at Waterford Kamhlaba today. The table below shows how each of these activities align with 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. If you would like to support any of these activities or the CAS Program, please use the following link, and please ensure to add CAS60 as a reference.

GOAL 1: No Poverty
  • Phoenix Fest fundraising event to raise E250,000 to support communities of children, the elderly, refugees and others in Eswatini, while helping our students learn the importance of service as responsible world citizens
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • Salvation Army Msundza bi-monthly service of cooking a meal for 60 elderly members of the community (1000 meals cooked in 2022)
  • Gardens in pre-schools and neighbourhood care points around Eswatini
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • Community service at Mbabane Government Hospital’s pharmacy & physiotherapy departments
  • Waterford Permaculture Garden
  • Salvation Army Garden
  • Shamba Trust Preschools gardens
GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • Weekly community service in 5 preschools
  • Annual Careers Fair, WK Model UN Conference, Maths Olympiad and others
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
  • Student-led initiatives that promote inclusive gender equality on campus, and advocacy within our community, for example: Women's Week, Asinakekelane, Girl Up, Africa Week Women's Leadership Panel
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Funding 13 water projects in preschools and neighbourhood care points in every region of Eswatini between 2020 - 2023, that brings potable water to over 1000 community members comprising mainly of children and the elderly
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Solar Energy Monitoring project is a campus-initiative by students and a teacher that measures the amount of solar energy produced by our solar panels
  • Climate Action is a staff initiative that works with students to measure Waterford Kamhlaba’s Carbon Footprint
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Kamhlaba Entrepreneurial Agent Hub (KEAH) Club provides maintenance and support staff who have small businesses with free consulting services
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Waterford Kamhlaba Sustainability Projects: Solar Panels, Recycling Shed, Water Collection, Permaculture Garden, Solar Energy Monitoring
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
  • WK Annual Careers Fair is an ongoing 14-year project by students that hosts the biggest career fair in Eswatini, which brings local and international universities, colleges and employers to high school students from around Eswatini; there are also workshops for students and career guidance teachers provided on the day
  • CAS Projects by students are 4-week long intensive activities where a group of 2 - 5 students work collaboratively to find sustainable and innovative solutions to problems on campus and with our partner
  • Brave Girl is an empowerment camp for local high school students that provides information, workshops and training on topics affecting young girls, e.g. menstrual health, career planning, self defence
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Earthship is a service where students learn how to and construct a house made entirely of recyclable materials, which they use for education and advocacy around sustainable living
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • WK Environmental Club & WK Sustainability Council lead various activities on campus and beyond to advocate on sustainability and to create policies that change our consumption on campus
GOAL 13: Climate Action
  • Climate Action is a staff-led initiative where students learn how to calculate Waterford Kamhlaba’s Carbon Footprint and to advocate for
GOAL 15: Life on Land
  • Animal Welfare & Veterinary Education community service       
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • Community Service Days that focus on the rights of refugees, and children living with disabilities
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • Africa Week
  • Women’s Week
  • Model UN
  • Public Speaking Club