Safeguarding and Child Protection

Mostar, 13/3/2020

UWC MOSTAR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

UWC Mostar management has spent considerable time assessing different options and measures to be taken in accordance with the decisions of the relevant health authorities, consulting with its own Crisis Management team, UWC International Office, heads and representatives of other UWCs, as well as our own College Board.

In accordance with the Decision of the Crisis Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Crisis Committee of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Ministry of Health, all elementary and secondary schools on the territory of Federation of BiH are instructed to take the precautionary measure of temporarily closing in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 in BiH.   

Health, safety and wellbeing of our students and employees are at the heart of everything that we do. This is why we, in addition to respecting the above-mentioned decision of the Crisis Committee, have taken a number of precautionary measures in accordance with the recommendations of the relevant health authorities and to the best interest of our students and their well-being.

These include:

  • Cancellation of all formal and informal visits, until further notice
  • All school activities planned for the upcoming period are postponed, until further notice
  • Cancellation of all CAS services, until further notice
  • Initiating an early leave for Year 1 students
  • Proper completion of the Year 1 academic program will be guaranteed via remote learning
  • Remote learning for both Year 1 and Year 2 students will resume immediately

Update 16/3/2020

With the growing uncertainties around travel restrictions and border closures, as well as the state of emergency proclaimed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, temporary closure of the college has been initiated, inviting the remaining Year 2 students who can travel home to do so before 20/3/2020.
One of the college residences will remain open for all of our students who cannot travel home. We will do our best to support all of the students and staff who are staying, and make sure they receive all the necessary care and support.
College will ensure the program continuity through remote learning capacities.

All UWC Mostar students, their parents and UWC national committees have been informed on the precautionary measures taken and all updates are regularly communicated to our students, their parents and respective NCs.

Many thanks for the trust you have  in us during this turbulent period and the kind support you continue to provide.

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