Spring 2015 Gallery and Social Media Roundup

Up here in the cold northern hemisphere spring is tentatively making an appearance.  In Europe we’re on winter time for a few more weeks, but our friends in the US and Canada have just started using daylight savings time, so spring is definitely on the way (yes, we know Arizona and Hawaii don’t observe DST).

As we make the switch from winter to spring, and our friends in the southern hemisphere make the switch from summer to autumn/fall, here’s a round up of some of the latest UWS photos and updates from Cambodia and Myanmar from our Facebook page.

Many thanks to Anna Willett for some of these images taken on her recent visit to Cambodia.

For more photos from UWS and friends, visit our Pinterest Boards and Flickr page

Chris and Chris with children outside a school in Cambodia

Community accountability and local empowerment are two key features to the UWS model, and are key factors in the success of the UWS Schools…
… but looking really busy is an optional extra… as expertly demonstrated by Chris, our Founder, here!

Delighted to welcome the British Ambassador of Cambodia to UWS Sway School today, partnered with Student Council

Delighted to welcome the British Ambassador of Cambodia to UWS Sway School today, partnered with St Louis School, Milan

small child operating a water pump in a village in Cambodia (via Anna Willett)

What we do is very simple… we give children the chance to go to school.
But often this means working with communities beyond just the school itself. Such as here at Padol Village, where we’ve put in a well for drinking water. Children who have clean, safe water to drink are more likely to turn up to school, after all.
All part of the day job…! (via Anna Willett)

Boys with UWS schoolbags on their way to school in Cambodia (via Anna Willett)


Once built, education at a UWS Community School costs us around $1 per student per week #MoneyWellSpent (via Anna Willett)

Girl in a pink tee shirt sitting up in class at UWS Padol School Cambodia (via Anna Willett)

Educating girls – as well as boys – is, and will always be, an absolute priority for UWS.
Many thanks to Anna Willett for this image from her recent visit to Padol Village, Cambodia. (via Anna Willett)

Children outside UWS Mae Yay Community School Myanmar

We’re honoured and proud to work with remote communities in the Shan State, Myanmar – including this one, UWS Mae Yay Community School, currently being developed.

Children with their hands clased in a lesson at UWS Tien School Cambodia (via Anna Willett)

UWS Red Bag? Check. Smart school uniform. Check. #UpForSchool at UWS Tien Community School? Most definitely. (via Anna Willett)

 

A lesson in action at a UWS community school in Cambodia

Developing teachers’ skills and making learning more interactive has recently been a key focus for us in Cambodia

 

Flip flops piled up outside a UWS community school in Cambodia

As well as taking a morning register, sometimes at the UWS Cambodia Schools we just have to count the flip-flops…

Children with schoolbags on their way to UWS Padol community school Cambodia (via Anna Willett)

And we’re done for the day!
UWS Padol School students in action.
Many thanks to Anna Willett for this image from her recent visit to Padol Village, Cambodia. (via Anna Willett)

Pupils sitting on the steps of UWS Kaung What School in the Shan State of Myanmar

Day 1 at UWS Kaung What School in the Shan State of Myanmar! We’re up and running! #HappyMonday

Pupils outside UWS Mae Yay School, our 5th in Myanmar

Delighted to share that construction of UWS Mae Yay School, our 5th in Myanmar, has been completed! #UpForSchool

 

For more photos from UWS and friends, visit our Pinterest Boards and Flickr page