This triathlon was founded in 2011 to raise scholarship funds to provide as many Bahamians as possible with a transformational United World Colleges (“UWC”) education.
As most UWC graduates seek to apply their commitment to positive social change throughout their lives, I am proud that a UWC education can, and often does, benefit whole communities, not just the individual who receives the scholarship.
Whether you’re a racer or a sponsor, thank you for bringing a passion for educational philanthropy and triathlon to life.
Barbara Ann Bernard
Race Director and UWC Graduate
Raising funds to enable Bahamians to study at United World Colleges (UWC). “The striking thing about UWC is that they embrace the entire world across all divides of race, history, culture, wealth, religion, economic status and political belief: they are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.”
Nelson Mandela, Honorary President What is UWC?: UWC is the only 2 year pre-University educational NGO that brings together students from 120 different countries to study at one of 13 campuses around the world. Students are selected on merit irrespective of race, religion, politics or the ability to pay, with the aim of fostering peace & international understanding.
UWC was founded by Kurt Kahn under the premise that: “Students aged 16 to 18 are grounded in their own cultures, but still impressionable enough to learn from each other.”
History of UWC Bahamas: The Bahamas sent its first student ambassador to United World Colleges in 1971. Since then, over 90 Bahamian students have graduated from an UWC. His Excellency LB Johnson served as Chairman of the UWC Bahamian National Committee until 2008, when the baton was passed onto Mrs. BJ Clancy-Deveaux. His Excellency Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes is patron.
The Bahamas UWC National Committee: We consist of UWC Alumni and volunteers dedicated to providing as many Bahamian high-school students as possible with a transformational UWC education.
Student Selection: UWC students are selected from within their own countries as Ambassadors of their Country. Selection is based on merit and irrespective of their ability to pay; as such, the UWC Bahamian National Committee’s most significant challenge is funding.