UWS Jong School, Cambodia

Possibly the remotest of our schools, UWS Jong School sits in the Andoung Meas region of Ratanakiri, near the border between Cambodia and Vietnam.

Thanks to staff, pupils and parents at the Red Maids’ School, Bristol, UWS Jong School has seen great developments in the past few years. The school is now complete with three classrooms, solar power, a well, toilets and a teacher house. A new road has created much better access, allowing the school to be reached by 4×4 in the dry season.

Planned developments include improving attendance and teacher enthusiasm. We also want to provide better sports facilities, although the wonderfully enthusiastic chief, Mr Bush (nicknamed George W), is already working hard to keep the children active. In addition, we will be equipping all students with their own UWS school bag, containing an exercise book, basic stationery and crayons for drawing.

As we go into 2014/15, we’re looking forward to continuing our work with the Red Maids’ School to further support the community of Jong. Here’s to another year!

UWS Jong School Specific Improvement Priorities, 2014/15

The school budget for 2014/15 is $7,000.

All figures shown are in US $.

  • Updated teaching resources and learning equipment – $2,000
  • Improved library resources and selection of reading books – $500
  • Ongoing teacher support, development and training – $2,000
  • Individual schools bags and stationery @ $2 per student – $500

UWS needs you!

UWS depends on the kind support of partners like Red Maids’ School and we would love it if you’d join us in our mission to teach the unreached.

If you’re interested in supporting our work, please get in touch via [email protected].

For more information on school partnership see Partner your school, if you are a company looking to sponsor a UWS school see Partner your organisation, or you can make a donation to support our work.

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Art lessons at UWS Jong School, lead by the Red Maids' group.

Art lessons at UWS Jong School, lead by the Red Maids’ group.