On Saturday, 19 November 2016, 12 Higherlife Foundation beneficiaries graduated with an International Baccalaureate 2 diploma from Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Swaziland. Waterford Kamhlaba provides opportunities for academic achievement, personal growth, and leadership development for youth across Africa and the world.
Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (WK UWCSA) is one of Africa’s first multiracial schools. It was founded in 1963 in Mbabane, Swaziland with just 16 students. Today the school has over 600 students representing more than 50 nationalities, taught by staff from 18 countries. Waterford’s earliest ideals of courage, leadership, and equality remain at its core.
Waterford offers education to Forms 1 to 5, with Form 5 sitting the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualification, followed by two years dedicated to the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Waterford Kamhlaba’s academic reputation is exceptional. For more than 50 years, Waterford has proven that students thrive in an egalitarian educational environment. IB students achieve an average of 34 points, which the British university admissions system equates to more than four A grades at A-level. Waterford’s academic excellence is complemented with its community service programme, which encourages alumni to be thoughtful and socially responsible global citizens.