Opened in 2012, UWS Roy School serves families of the Tampoun tribe in the Borkaeo region of Ratanaikiri, Cambodia. It is a real success story, led by the chief of Roy village, Mr Pong.
Recently, the school community enjoyed a joint visit from the Provincial Office of Education and the UWS management team from London and Hong Kong. During the trip, all enjoyed seeing the school in action, including the singing of Freddie, a remarkable 14 year-old pupil. The Deputy Provincial Director said he had never seen such a good school in all of Ratanakiri, if not in all of remote Cambodia.
Currently, UWS Roy School has good pupil attendance, with lessons delivered by two excellent community teachers. The school has also recently benefitted from a successful music development project, run by volunteer Milly Loveday.
As we look ahead to the next year, there are still improvements to be made. In particular, a water supply and pumping system are required to run the on-site toilets. Plans also include updating the library and equipping all students with their own UWS school bag, containing an exercise book, basic stationery and crayons for drawing.
We’re looking forward to working with Concultures and UWC Germany to further support the development of this community in 2014/15.
UWS Roy School Specific Improvement Priorities, 2014/15
The school budget for 2014/15 is 8,000.
All figures shown are in US $.
- Water pump system – $1,500. In order to create a safe, well-functioning water supply, we need to install a water pump system.
- Individual school bags and stationery @ $2 per student – $500
UWS needs you!
UWS depends on the kind support of partners like ConCultures and UWC Germany 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].