The immediate indirect impact is on the families and communities of each Pestalozzi scholar. They raise the aspirations for their peer group and those who come after them. They volunteer in schools, clinics, environmental programmes and community focused groups. We anticipate that every Pestalozzi scholar will have a positive impact on at least 10 other people before they complete the IB Diploma at UWC.
Our alumni break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, meaning that they have a significant impact on the generations who follow behind them. A comparison of Pestalozzi alumni career paths and occupations with those of their parents demonstrates how the educational opportunity they have received has helped to enhance their options and economic standing.