One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world
Malala Yousafzai


UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC Maastricht will deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

Mission and Values

UWC Maastricht believes that to achieve peace and a sustainable future 9 the values it promotes are crucial:

1. International and intercultural understanding
We are committed to building communities that are free from prejudice and intolerance, irrespective of people’s gender, and socioeconomic, cultural, racial, religious or national backgrounds.

2. Celebration of difference
We consciously create supportive environments where differences are valued and recognised for the strength they bring to communities.

3. Personal responsibility and integrity
Personal responsibility, accountability and integrity are at the heart of the UWC experience.
We expect the people we work with to behave in a similar way.  

4. Mutual responsibility and respect
We believe in collaboration and mutual support, and recognise that respect underpins the smooth functioning of any encounter or team. People who work with our members find them dependable and respectful.

5. Compassion and service
Our actions and language communicate compassion and commitment to communities.
We work at all levels personally, locally, regionally, nationally – to make the world a better place.

6. Respect for the environment
We recognise our interdependence with the environment and actively seek solutions that will contribute to a sustainable future. Our choices and actions demonstrate this commitment.

7. A sense of idealism
We inspire our members to believe that it is possible to make a difference and work with others who share that belief.

8. Personal challenge
We are committed to learning through doing. By taking the initiative and taking on challenges,
we learn about ourselves and those around us, developing a sense of responsibility for others.

9. Action and personal example
We believe in the importance of acting on your beliefs and making your voice heard so your actions stand out. 

Download the official UWC Statement of Values and Principles
Download the official UWC Guiding Principles

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