Lotte Klomp - UWC Pearson College

Previous school: Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam
Place of residence: Amsterdam
Selected by the Dutch National Committee

UWC writes: ‘We make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.’ I believe that the impact an UWC education makes, goes beyond that, by making its alumni a force to unite instead. And I want to be precisely that. After my time at UWC Pearson College, I hope to be able to inspire people to strive for international and intercultural understanding, celebration of difference, personal responsibility and integrity and everything else the organisation stands for, the same way I have been inspired. By spreading these ideals, even if it is only one person at a time, I will manage to slowly change the world around me for the better.

Of course, this aim is too important to be saved for after I have completed my time at Pearson and although spreading these ideals should not be my priority seeing as how I will already be surrounded by people sharing this philosophy, I will however live by them. Whether it be in my academic studies, my CAS activities or anything else, I will exert myself to do my very best at whatever task presents itself before me, impacting myself and the school in that way.

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