Martha Njuguna arrives at Atlantic College
Quadstar has offered a fully funded scholarship (including flights, pocket money and equipment) for a 2 year International Baccalaureate course at Atlantic College in Wales, starting late August 2018. Founded in 1962, Atlantic College was the first of the United World Colleges and was among the first educational institutions in the world to follow an international curriculum. It is known for its liberal, progressive and radical education, its global ethos and its strong focus on sustainability. It is attended by approximately 350 students from more than 90 countries, the majority of whom are selected through ‘National Committees’ who help fund their education. Around 60% of students receive some form of financial aid. In addition to the International Baccalaureate curriculum, the College places student participation in community service at its core.
Martha Njuguna (16) was selected by the Trustees, working closely with Atlantic College, as an outstanding and exceptionally-deserving candidate from many impressive applications received from countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. Martha had to undergo a rigorous application & interview process in her home country of Kenya just to be proposed by her local National Selection Committee.
Quadstar is fully committed to supporting Martha for her 2 year course at Atlantic College. Nick Butcher & his partner Michelle Ewing are also offering Martha mentoring and pastoral care and are delighted to be welcoming her into their home for the holidays, half-terms and the odd week end.
Martha has settled in really well at Atlantic College making some great friends and is enjoying the course. She is particularly impressed by the open and diverse structure of the College and is getting used to the seasonal climate! She shares a room with students from China, Wales and Jordan.