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.
We continue to be inspired by the imaginative ways in which UWS supporters fundraise for our schools. We have also seen that this hard work is not something that has to forfeit on the ‘fun’. If you’d like to get involved, but are feeling in need of some inspiration, here is a quick round up of our favourite, fun, and very feasible fundraising activities to incorporate into your home, workplace and local community.
We are thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Charity Times Awards! UWS is shortlisted in the International Charity category, which commends best practice among NGOs working across the globe.
Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year agreement with United World Schools (UWS), a UK registered charity, to provide quality primary education to over 33,000 out of school children across remote and marginalised communities.
A School Partnership with UWS should create opportunities for students to have fun and find exciting ways to engage others. This was certainly the case at Churcher’s College on the 10th June when the school held a Summer Fayre for their UWS School in Nepal. The stalls were imaginatively created by students and form tutors and included water slides, limbo, splat the teacher, hungry hippos, the ice bucket challenge and dizzy penalties.
Talented students from our partner schools have been writing articles about their UWS partnerships and how they have changed their understanding of education.
UWS supporters Freddie and Allie are preparing to take on ‘the greatest motoring adventure on the planet’, The Mongol Rally. The pair will be driving more than 20,000 km across Europe and Asia, beginning their journey in England and ending it in Ulan Ude, in Siberian Russia, all in aid of UWS.