Principal of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Since August 2011, Arnett Edwards has been working as the Principal of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, (www.lpcuwc.edu.hk). Arnett arrived in Hong Kong in 1998 from England, and had been working in two international schools before his association with Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong. Professionally trained as a classroom teacher in the UK, Arnett had a long tenure with the City Technology College Kingshurst Academy as IB Coordinator and Senior Leader. Arnett has obtained an International Executive Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from The Education University of Hong Kong, and is currently in the fifth year of his EdD specialising in Leadership and Management. Arnett served on the International Board of United World College (UWC) between 2014 to 2017, and is currently on the Board of Junior Achievement (Hong Kong).
Education organisations are at the forefront of the challenge of developing young, impressionable minds into global citizens with social consciousness, passion and strong commitment to become changemakers. In Arnett’s talk, he walks the audience through how the relatively small yet culturally rich community of 250 students from 90 countries at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong brings together in creating an impact on the environment and the world. Arnett shares about the different youth programmes that untangle the concepts of conflict management, peace-making, and Sino-Japan relations. And he inspires similar initiatives with his discussion on how the College has started to generate HK1.9 million in annual revenues for its scholarship programme from its solar power system project, certified as the largest of its kind.