A Memoir of forming UWC Society for Bangladesh
It is a special honor and a privilege to begin my term as president of the UWC Society of Bangladesh. Our former president, A.B.A Siraj Uddowlah, deserves an enormous thank you from all of us— for guiding the society so ably and for making us feel that we really are a part of the UWC society of Bangladesh.
Since its inception in 1962, United World College (UWC) has fostered harmony by focusing on educating the youth to be future leaders. Leaders who believe in their merits and have the courage to stand up for themselves in the face of adversity. Leaders who are not the product of their upbringing, economic class, family, religion, or social background; rather they are products of the choices they have made. UWC has expanded to 18 schools and colleges across five continents. UWC believes that education can bring together young people from all backgrounds on the basis of their shared humanity, to engage with the possibility of social change through courageous action, personal example and selfless leadership. To achieve this, UWC schools and colleges all over the world deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a deliberately diverse group of young people, inspiring them to become agents of positive change in line with UWC’s core values. I am an alumnus of the class of 1994, United World College of South East Asia and have built my career on the motto of “Appreciation, Care and Share” which were embedded deeply in me from my days in UWC. Advocates peace and giving back to the society and it is your duty to establish peace at every level of our lives.