Event And Activity Ideas
Get inspired for UWC Day 2021: Reimagine Tomorrow!
With a group of friends, identify a problem in your local community, Re-imagine Tomorrow by coming up with a solution that could change the status quo in the future! Create a poster/video showing this problem and how you plan to solve it. The word impossible does not exist, think as big as you would like!
Let your creative juices flow and share a picture/video on your social media portraying what ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’ means to you! Challenge your friends to participate & remember to use the hashtags #UWCDay2021 and #ReimagineTomorrow!
Brainstorm the future of your UWC national committee or short course!
Organise a brainstorm event on reimagining the future of your National Committee or Short Course! How can you push forward UWC’s mission of making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future?
Essay or Poetry Competition
Organise an essay or poetry competition at your school or college based on this year’s theme ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’.
Participate in an open-mic event and share what this year’s theme ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’ means to you through various artistic mediums! In 2020, Latin American UWC national committees held a collaborative virtual open mic event together, inviting participants to share music, dance, poetry, and photography that portrayed how UWC has impacted their lives!
Panel Discussion or Talk
Organise a panel discussion or Talk under the theme ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’. Pick an issue you are passionate about - from social justice issues to the climate crisis - and organise a panel discussion on reimagining change, mobilising more people to participate and coming up with impactful solutions for your chosen issue. You may even consider hosting a UWC Unlocked Talk for this purpose so that UWC International can help you attract an even bigger audience.
Sustainable Fundraising Efforts
Develop ideas for sustainable fundraising efforts: how can you continue to sustainably raise donations for your favourite cause in the future? Check out the UWC Refugee Initiative or the UWCx initiatives as potential fundraiser options, or you may want to raise money for your UWC school’s or national committee’s COVID-19 or scholarship fund.
Organise a film screening online in keeping with your interpretation of the UWC Day theme “Reimagine Tomorrow” - or launch a creative video competition asking your communities to create a video encapsulating the ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’ theme. UWC Timor-Leste National Committee organised a similar event in 2020.
South African Gumboot Dance
Organise and perform the South African gumboot dance - either with your UWC school or college community or become part of a global virtual gumboot dance. There is already one being organised by a member of the UWC Philippines National Committee via the UWC Hub under the UWC Gumboot group - get in touch there to get involved with this event.
Organise a UWC Hackathon, in which our community can Reimagine Tomorrow in the context of local, regional, and international issues that you feel most passionate about! A hackathon is a competition that aims to use tech to solve real-world issues. Small teams with diverse skills develop a product during the hours of the event which is then judged by its quality and effectiveness in solving the defined issue. You can find some ideas on how to get started here.
Letter-Writing or Petition-Signing
Organise a letter-writing or petition-signing event. Put pen to paper to write letters and come together to inspire change! It’s low-budget, easy to organise, and can be attached to other events. Furthermore, you can do this while catching up online or in-person with some old UWC friends!