Community Co-opportunity Contest January 2020
The January Contest is now completed.
Thank you to everyone that participated!
Title: Pearson College UWC
Describe the spirit and intention of your Group's causePearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students representing about 90 countries, who live, study and grow together in the beautiful Pacific Northwest rainforest on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia. We are proud to acknowledge that we live and learn on the unceded territory of the Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation. As the second UWC (United World College), founded in 1974, we are one of 18 UWC schools around the world. Together, we are aligned with the UWC Mission: “To make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.” At Pearson, our IB-based and experiential education curriculum is transformational, and students are selected based on merit rather than means; we are committed to providing all required financial assistance to ensure that promising young people form all over the world, and every province and territory in Canada, can access this unique educational opportunity.
How will you utilize the funds if you win?
These funds would go directly to our Scholarship Fund, to provide financial support for students to attend Pearson College UWC.
How will this benefit your Group & the Community?Currently, 83% of our students require financial assistance in order to attend Pearson, and half of our students are on full scholarship. These funds would contribute to meeting the financial need of our students to attend. Based in Metchosin, Pearson College UWC has a strong service component to our educational curriculum, and students engage with many local organizations as volunteers, benefiting the community both by providing extra helping hands and by sharing with local residents their diverse cultural experiences and traditions. Learn more about our organization at https://www.pearsoncollege.ca
Category: Community Co-opportunity