UWC Atlantic College students meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu
26th October 2012
On 25 October Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu met with students from UWC Atlantic College.
The Global Faculty at UWC Atlantic College, in cooperation with Rotary South Wales, has adopted an exciting Peace and Conflict Resolution programme called ‘Peacejam’, uniting Nobel Peace Prize Laureates with youngsters to inspire the new generations to be a positive force in their communities.
All Global Faculty students are trained to become 'Peacejam Ambassadors' – which will enable them to use their skills and knowledge to inspire local Welsh school children and the students’ communities back home.
Students from UWC Atlantic College and the Head of Faculty, Michael Mooij, were invited to learn about the Archbishop’s call for people to adopt Ubuntu, an African philosophy which in short can be seen as 'togetherness, humbleness, and service to others' or in the Archbishop’s words: 'I am what I am because we are what we are'. This obviously links with the mission of the UWC movement, Rotary, Peacejam and the Global Faculty aims of 'promoting peace and celebrating differences'.
For more information on the Global Faculty, please click here.
Photographs supplied with kind permissions of Michael Mooij and student Ruyi Shen.