As the new year gets underway, we reflect on some of our highlights of 2016, as well as some of the things we’re looking forward to in 2017.
This year, the focus of our Christmas Campaign is a village in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia: Kang Daek. Located on an island in one of the many tributaries to the Mekong river, Kang Daek is home to 243 families, nearly all of whom are subsistence farmers.
Whilst children here in the UK wait in anticipation for Christmas gifts, hundreds of students across Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal have been excited over the past few weeks to receive a brand new UWS school bag!
The village of Hang Svart in located in the Stung Treng Province of Cambodia (GPS co-ordinates: 13’32 ’44” N 106’3 ’23″E). It’s partnered with The Falcons School for Girls.
It costs just £50 to send a child to a UWS school for a year. That’s less than £1 per week. It’s also little more than many of us spend on a single Christmas gift. That’s why we’re asking you to make one addition to your christmas shopping list this year, and give a child the life-changing gift of an education.
Sign up to the Giving Machine in time for Black Friday and 5% of your online shopping costs will be donated on your behalf to UWS. Shopping just got charitable!
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.