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

People of RCN

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|

Eduardo Campbell (RCN ’13-’15)

Eduardo Campbell was profiled in a piece written for Oklahoma University's student-run magazine, Forum, that looks at his journey as an Afro-Latinx individual and his leadership role with activism. We reprint it here. Follow the link to see the original. Ask Me About My Blackness, Not My Hair: A Conversation with Eduardo Campbell April 25, 2019 by Pickles An epiphany is what Eduardo called it. A sudden realization about [...]

June 21st, 2019|

Tsering (RCN ’17-’19)

Tsering Tashi is in his second and final year at UWC Red Cross Nordic. He came to know about this College four years ago, when he was in 8th grade. A video documentary he watched about students who have attended the College inspired him. So he started studying hard in order to get good grades - a criterion for winning a scholarship.Tsering says UWC Red Cross Nordic impacts his life [...]

June 4th, 2019|