People of RCN2018-10-25T09:15:50+00:00

People of RCN

Ghulam Ali Doulat (’18-present)

Ghulam Ali Doulat was born in Afghanistan and raised in Pakistan. In 2001, his parents were forced to flee from their home country when the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan. Ghulam’s father was a solider in the defeated Afghan army so he had no choice but to escape from his country together with his wife and eight children. Ghulam is the ninth and youngest child. Celebrating his 18th [...]

December 11th, 2019|

Hannah Mulbah (RCN ’18- present)

For Hannah Mulbah (Liberia), joining UWCRCN is not merely a matter of getting a quality high school education. It is about breaking free from the negative stereotyping that she grew up with due to her disability. Hannah was five years old when, one morning, she fell on the ground and couldn’t get up by herself. Her parents took her to hospital, where she stayed for around a month, with [...]

December 3rd, 2019|

Leonie Koning (RCN ’00 – present)

Leonie Koning has been the UWC Red Cross Nordic Admissions Coordinator for twenty years. In essence this means that she has played a central role in enabling 2,000 students to come to our College, from the total of 2,500 we've welcomed since the College opened. She receives the annual nominations from National Committees from all over the world and, once nominated, students are approved by the Admissions Team at [...]

October 1st, 2019|

Tecber Ahmed Saleh (RCN ’05-’07)

The Sydney Morning Herald recently interviewed RCN alumna and Western Sahara activist Tecber Ahmed Salah. The article begins, When you're from Western Sahara, small talk can be tough. There is no warming up with the weather, or polite chit-chat about your flight. It's straight to the heavy stuff, says Tecber Ahmed Saleh. She is a national of a country most people don't know exists, and which was partially annexed [...]

September 23rd, 2019|

John Lihasi (RCN ’14-’16)

Reflections on a Return to Norway. There couldn’t be a better inspiration than sitting at the UWC Norway office while writing this. Three years after graduating from UWC RCN, Norway feels like a second home to me. I have been here during the last three summers, for Norwegian language courses and internships at a renewable energy firm and for volunteering at Startuplab. These activities would probably surprise my former [...]

August 5th, 2019|

Sara Al-Husaynat (RCN ’16-’19)

Finding a different version of yourself Having earned the chance to attend a Norwegian boarding school offering a two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Sara’s family had questions if she would be able to manage it without their support due to having a disorder called OI. ‘Especially my father has always provided me with lots of love and care.” says Sara. He was concerned about letting me go alone [...]

July 16th, 2019|