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UWC Alumni Profiles

UWC Barbados selects students from all over Barbados to attend UWC colleges. After UWC, Alumni are equipped to continue their journey of self-enrichment as opportunities continue to open up for them, but who better to talk about post UWC life than Almuni themselves.

Name: Cheyne Ward

College: UWC South Africa, Swaziland

Graduating Year: 2015

"Without it I’d probably be in a classroom studying physics instead of wandering the depths of the oceans."

"Where am I now? I'm at a turning point in my life. I work at a dive shop 7 days a week and I’m happier than I've ever been in my life. I'm now working towards the occupation I want, commercial diving. An occupation I would never have even have thought of. I am soon to go abroad and finish my training.

I help out with UWC whenever I have the chance. I would never be who I am today without UWC. After UWC I was finally comfortable in my own skin, knowing what it covered and held together. I know my strengths and weaknesses thanks to UWC. Without it I’d probably be in a classroom studying physics instead of wandering the depths of the oceans."


Name: Vusimuzi Mafico

College: UWC South Africa, Swaziland

Graduating Year: 2016

"The UWC has a strong focus on developing individuals, thanks to that focus I found my passion"

How has it affected me? To make a long story short, it directed me to what I truely want to make of my life, which is something that can't be understated. In a regular Zimbabwean school system the focus would be on subjects and thats it. Physics. Chemistry. Math. That would have been my reality and the crux of my last high school years if I wasn't lucky enough to get to go to UWC. The UWC, unlike other systems, has a strong focus on developing the individuals and thanks to that focus I found my passion doesn't rest in engineering but in the environment management. This is because I got to expand out of my comfort zone. Now I'm fortunate enough to have the chance to go to a top New York College and study something I'm actually passionate which other school systems don't always give you the chance to."