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UWC Kenya Short Course

UWC Kenya Short Course: DeConstructing Narratives 2020

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
Aug 02 - Aug 17, 2020
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Applications call for UWC Kenya Short Course: DeConstructing Narratives 2020. The program will take place from August 2nd to 17th 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. UWC (United World Colleges) is a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

DeConstructing Narratives is the UWC Kenya Short Course that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2020. It will bring together 50 participants aged 16-19 and 16 facilitators from Kenya, East Africa and the rest of the world. The course will give participants a space to confront, with critical understanding, the narratives that shape our world today and learn how to influence the agenda moving forward. This means, understanding narratives beyond what is seen on the surface, extracting their underlying assumptions, examining their function within a potential overarching agenda and understanding their role in deconstructing them.


  • Candidates of age group 16-19 for the entirety of the short course and should have a conversational level of English.
  • Candidates must have not been accepted to a UWC school or college.
  • Open-minded and eager to learn as well as resonate with the course’s theme of deconstructing narratives.


This program helps the candidate to

  • Challenge themself and the status quo.
  • Surround themselves with young people around the world passionate about making change.
    Undergo a transformative, unforgettable educational experience.
  • Join a network of over 60,000 alumni around the world.

Fees and Scholarships 

The participation fee for the course is KES 75,000 or USD 750. The participation fee includes room & board, on the ground transportation in Nairobi, course activities, and other direct course-related expenses. There is financial aid (partial and full scholarships) available to those accepted participants with demonstrated need. Applicants will have to indicate whether they are looking for financial aid or not at the time of application. In order to apply for financial aid, candidates must submit the financial assessment form before the March 31st deadline. Basically, financial aid is only available to finance the participation fee. But however, there are travel subsidies for participants with the highest demonstrated need.

Selection Criteria

  • Intellectual curiosity and motivation
  • Active commitment
  • Social competence
  • Resilience, personal responsibility, and integrity
  • Motivation for UWC

Financial Aid Application Form 

Participation Application Form 


Type of Opportunity Conferences
Event Date02 August,2020 to 17 August,2020
Deadline15 March,2020
Open toEveryone
OrganizerUnited World College
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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