One of the best times of the year is when we host families from United World College Southeast Asia. In late January, Kuma welcomed 21 students and parents, plus four UWCSEA faculty members.
What usually starts out as nervousness and apprehension (for both the Kuma and UWCSEA kids) very quickly turns to smiles and laughter. Kids are kids, after all, but the learning and understanding that takes place here is critical to our mission. Each UWCSEA student was partnered with a Kuma buddy and after quick introductions, the activities begin. For kids and adults alike, this is the seeing and doing and sharing that transcends language, background, and life experiences.
While the trip passes by quickly, these great moments remain in the minds of all of us. We are thankful for the generosity of our guests and are pleased to welcome them into the Kuma community.