The Waterford Kamhlaba Slam Poetry Club will showcase the talent of college’s budding poets. The slam poetry evening will feature Africa themed performance poetry aimed at inspiring and stimulating creativity within the college. It promises to leave you both inspired and entertained. From the spoken word to conceptual poetry, Slam Poetry at Waterford Kamhlaba is a platform for artistic expression comprised of soothing words, natural rhythms and revolutionary topics.
Community Service Room
In focus: Topic: Unscrambling Africa’s Great Lakes Region – A Regional Perspective”
In-focus is a weekly student-led current Affairs discussion Forum. During this year’s UWC Africa week the focus is on the Great Lakes region of Africa, a region with rich and diverse freshwater ecosystems. However, this region with a population of over 100 million people has experienced recurrent armed conflict: genocide in Rwanda, civil war in Burundi and cross-border conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These have claimed millions of lives, caused large population displacements and led to serious humanitarian crises in the region. This workshop will provide an overview of the root causes of conflict in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. It will examine the complex dynamics of the conflicts and the challenges of regional peace-building.
Saturday, July 22nd
Music Concert - Open to the Public
“Performance is an integral part of UWC life – it is an important way for students to learn about and understand different cultures as well as exploring different ways to express themselves creatively. Performance aims to show¬case UWC’s cultural diversity and fundamental values of intercultural understanding, tolerance and respect.”
The Music Concert will showcase the many and varied talents of Waterford Kamhlaba UWC students. The Music Concert celebrates musical traditions, composers and cultures. The concert will feature school ensembles, including the Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Choir, class performances, marimbas performed students of the Waterford Kamhlaba School community and other performances. This Music Concert will feature Swazi Soul Artiste and Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Alumna Velemseni Ndzimandze. The concert is free and open to the general public.