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Values and Mission

 

Li Po Chun United World College is part of the United World Colleges movement and as such we share the mission and values of all the Colleges.  UWC believes that to achieve peace and a sustainable future, the values it promotes are crucial

    • International and intercultural understanding
    • Celebration of difference
    • Personal responsibility and integrity
    • Mutual responsibility and respect
    • Compassion and service
    • Respect for the environment
    • A sense of idealism
    • Personal challenge
    • Action and personal example

 
UWC schools, colleges and programmes deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.
UWC was founded in 1962 with the vision of bringing together young people whose experience was of the political conflict of the cold war era, offering an educational experience based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding so that the students would act as champions of peace. We remain committed to this goal today but have expanded our reach to embrace the tensions and conflicts that exist within as well as between societies.
LPCUWC opened to its first students in September 1992, and was formally opened by Prince Charles on 6 November 1992, less than 18 months after the UWC International Board approved the project.
A UWC education reaches far beyond a student’s time at a UWC school or college or on a UWC short programme. Our students share a lifelong commitment to our values. Many see their time in our classrooms and on our campuses as the beginning of their UWC journey: a transformational time in which they find ways to achieve a more peaceful and sustainable future – a commitment that will continue throughout their adult lives as UWC alumni.

For more information about the UWC movement, visit:

http://www.uwc.org/about_uwc/default.aspx

Information in different languages can be found here:

http://www.uwc.org/about_uwc/publications/introduction_leaflet.aspx

values and mission