History of UWC Kenya
Prior to the formation of the National Committee in 1975, a few Kenyan students had applied directly and secured admission to the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, United Kingdom. In 1975, the first batch of Kenyan students were selected to attend UWC colleges through the national committee. This pioneer group of 4 students were selected to attend the Lester B. Pearson College in Canada and the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, UK.
Since then, the UWC Kenya National Committee has enabled over 300 Kenyans including many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to benefit from this transformative pre-university programme. Amongst UWC Kenya alumni across the globe we count economists, doctors, writers, politicians, teachers, conservationists, film directors, artists, academics, aid workers and lawyers, amongst many other professions.