Earlier this month, SJI school in Singapore hosted a Cambodian Cultural Evening to raise money and awareness for their partner UWS Koh Chreum School. The evening was a great success, and included presentations from Cambodian Ambassador, His Excellency, Mr Cheth Narem, as well as UWS founder Chris Howarth. Here’s what one of the teachers leading the partnership had to say about the evening.
UWS Cambodia goes back to school on November 1st. Equipped with their recognisable red bags, the children of UWS schools are ready to tackle the joys and challenges of a typical school day!
UWS is excited to announce a new phase in its development: the introduction of five United World Kindergartens (UWK) next to some of our well-established schools in Ratanakiri province. These are part of a pilot project which, if successful, will see kindergartens set up alongside many more UWS schools across the region.
2015 was a successful year for UWS. More children than ever before attended a UWS school as we expanded our operations in Cambodia, opened a new hub in Myanmar and began work in Nepal. Read the full report here.
Molly Windust is leading South Hampstead High School’s partnership with UWS. Here, she talks about Month 33 during which the school will be aiming to raise enough money to build a new UWS school in Cambodia.
This week we were delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korean Re-shaping Development Institute (ReDI), who have agreed to sponsor two new UWS schools in Myanmar.
The past few months have been busy for the UWS Nepal team! Since the inauguration of our first school in May, a further 4 schools have been completed, and another building project is already underway. This means that we will soon have 6 schools in the Sankhuwasabha district of East Nepal.
School’s out for summer (or, monsoon season!), but that has not dampened the efforts at our community schools. Earlier this month our Cambodian education team led teacher training sessions for the community teachers, using some of the interactive materials provided in our classrooms.