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UWC Day - the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, takes place on 21 September every year, to coincide with the UN nternational Day of Peace. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide, including students and staff at UWC chools and colleges, national committees, UWC alumni and friends.
UWC Mostar was set to be more than just a school. Therefore UWC Mostar students, teachers and staff are required more than just to finish their daily job. UWC Mostar was set up as part of a broader mission that will influence and inform developments in teacher education and post-conflict educational policies and pedagogical developments.
“It is our conviction that this push for quality international education in Bosnia-Herzegovina can only succeed if it is introduced into at least two schools – hence our proposal for simultaneous action in Mostar and Sarajevo. Mostar will be the important torchbearer, but should not be alone. The team is also convinced of the potential for very significant further development. The key to long term success lies however in the successful launch of a pilot scheme. The re-opening of the Mostar Gymnasium offers an unrepeatable opportunity. It must be taken.” – Besse, Torsti and Sutcliffe in September 2004
The purchase and impressive renovation of the Old Post Office in the town’s historic centre has also opened a new chapter. The German UWC National Committee, the German Government, the Heidehoff Foundation, and some private and anonymous donors, have made it clear that the College is inally here to stay.