At the end of March, 17 intrepid UWS supporters took up the challenge to cycle 300 kilometres through rural and remote Cambodia in 35 degree heat. The challenge was to visit as many of the UWS Cambodia schools and communities as possible over the course of 6 days to raise money for UWS’ mission to teach the unreached.
We visited 9 schools in total, travelling along jungle tracks, sleeping in hammocks and crossing rivers … an important reminder of what it means to be isolated and marginalised, and why our work is so important for the future of the children who live in these communities.
En route we even had the privilege of attending the opening ceremony at one of our new Cambodia Schools, where the whole community joined us for the celebration. Congratulations and thanks to all the riders for their amazing fundraising and for completing the challenge.
Tim Howarth, Chief Executive, United World Schools
We are thrilled that the cycle has already raised over £30,000 and counting! The group visited nine communities in which UWS work and who are living in the some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions. It is in these villages that UWS is providing access to education for the very first time and, despite some sore legs, the group was delighted to be able to meet the UWS students.
This ambitious project was started by Stuart and Claire who are cycling nearly 10,000 kilometres through Africa and Asia raising money for the Zambian educational charity Beyond Ourselves and for United World Schools in Asia.