Malaysia’s diversity is its biggest strength, but also its biggest challenge. In a world where differences can easily divide communities, it is important for Malaysia’s long term sustainability that young Malaysians know how to harmoniously live with people of different cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Sekolah Diversiti aims to cultivate cross-cultural understanding among youth to become equipped leaders who will foster inclusivity in their communities. Through an interactive retreat filled with workshops, discussions and reflections, participants will be inspired to think critically as they learn various perspectives and beliefs, tackling the big question faced by multicultural societies: how do we best live together in diversity?
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for Form 4 & Form 5 students (2024) / Grade 10 or 11 across Malaysia from all types of racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds who are:
Passionate in building a culture of peace and cross-cultural understanding
Future leaders who will foster unity and inclusion in their communities
Through our bilingual programme (conducted in English and Malay), participants will mingle with peers from different backgrounds and explore various perspectives of identity, diversity and inclusion, while making new friendships to last for a lifetime.
What to Expect?
Sekolah Diversiti is a 5-day fun retreat which will be held in the quiet, tranquil nature of Al-Sakinah Resort, Janda Baik, Pahang on 19 - 23 February 2024.
Through games, sharing sessions and reflections, participants will explore topics related to identity, diversity and inclusion, which are:
By the end of the programme, participants are expected to start their own capstone project as a continued exploration and appreciation of diversity and how it manifests in various communities across Malaysia. The projects will be focused on understanding how diversity has manifested in their local school, neighbourhood, or town.
At Sekolah Diversiti, you will:
Make lifelong friendships with peers of various backgrounds from all over Malaysia
Engage in interactive workshops and discussions about identity, diversity and inclusion
Learn from various perspectives on how diversity manifests in a community and its significance
Start your own capstone project to foster unity and cross-cultural understanding in your community
To ensure equal opportunities for all, our programme is entirely free! Accommodation, food and transportation costs to the venue are covered. More details below:
Let’s hear from the parents of our UWC Short Course alumni!
How to Apply?
Help us get to know you better!
Submit your application by introducing yourself in a short essay (minimum 150 words) or short video (2 - 3 minutes) by mentioning any one of the prompts below, or anything that you think will help us understand you better!
What values do you live by?
What problems have you observed in your surroundings that you would like to solve?
Tell us a time when you were challenged by a conflicting opinion, idea, concept or background. How did you feel, and what did you do in the end?
Applications close 26 January 2024
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