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New Partnership with Latymer Upper School

New Partnership with Latymer Upper School

Horizon is pleased to announce a new addition to its UK partner schools. From 2020/21 the Foundation will support a refugee student to complete her studies at Latymer Upper School in London.  Our new scholar is an accomplished kick boxer and a talented musician. She has settled in well at her new school and has already made lively contributions to music lessons, during which she was able to explain to her classmates some of the different instruments that are played in the Middle East.

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13.01.2021
Horizon Scholars 2020-21

Horizon Scholars 2020-21

The Horizon Foundation is pleased to announce that in 2020-21 it will be supporting 25 scholars to complete their high school studies. This number comprises 13 new, and 12 continuing, scholars. Despite all of the difficulties caused by the pandemic in the run up to new school year, all scholars have arrived safely and have settled into their studies.  Nineteen scholars are attending UWC’s international schools, two scholars joined Eton College and Latymer Upper School in the UK and the remaining four scholars enrolled in the Amala high school programme in Jordan.

Tenzin D. (above) from Tibet began his Horizon sponsored studies at UWC Atlantic in 2020.

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12.01.2021
Amala High School Diploma Programme

Amala High School Diploma Programme

Horizon is delighted to be supporting four students, all Syrian refugees, on the Amala High School Diploma Programme. The Amala programme launched in Jordan in June 2020 in response to the lack of secondary education provision for refugees and leads to a recognised high school diploma. Amala has also been establishing progression pathways for its students which will enable them to continue to university studies on completion of the diploma.

 

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12.01.2021
Horizon Scholar Gathering, Maastricht

Horizon Scholar Gathering, Maastricht

In November 2019, the Foundation held a successful weekend gathering in Maastricht which was attended by 18 of its Europe based scholars. The event included an informal meeting which enabled the scholars to get acquainted, a workshop which was run by a Horizon scholar, a walking tour of the city and a formal dinner where trustees, partners and friends of the Foundation got to meet Horizon’s talented young scholars.

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16.06.2020
First Seed Funding Project Supported

First Seed Funding Project Supported

Mai Al Qaisi, from Palestine, was supported by Horizon to attend UWC Atlantic, 2007-2009. She now works as a Project Coordinator for ActionAid in Palestine where her work focuses on marginalised communities in Hebron.

Mai was the very first recipient of a Horizon Seed Funding grant. Seed Funding grants enable scholars to set up projects which serve their communities back home. In August 2019, Mai ran a five-day music summer camp in Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem. Fifty girls and boys aged 8-13 participated in the camp and enjoyed musical instrument lessons, singing, and dance tuition.  The camp used music as a tool to positively influence behaviour and to empower children to express themselves in constructive ways.  At the end of the camp, the children put on a musical and dramatic performance attended by families and friends.

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08.04.2020

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