Who We Are


United World Schools is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for the world’s poor and marginalised children. We build schools and support communities by providing a free basic education for these children.


The marginalised children of Ratanakiri, Cambodia

UWS has a very strong sense of social purpose combined with a balanced sustainable model that focuses on educating children in post-conflict developing countries whilst stimulating global cultural exchange and understanding.

We are at a pivotal stage of our development, and have ambitious plans to grow and extend the impact on young people worldwide. UWS pilot phase (2009-11), driven by the effort of its founder working with indigenous people in remote north-east Cambodia, has demonstrated the viability, affordability and strength of its model.

By actively partnering the newly built and run UWS community schools in poor and remote regions of the world with affluent ‘western’ schools and organisations, we have a sustainable model that works. UWS now has a genuine opportunity to expand its global reach.


To teach the unreached: where children in remote and post-conflict areas have access to basic education and improved life chances.


We work with communities to build schools and develop local teachers, providing a low cost and sustainable way to teach the unreached.

A Note on Governance

We are an educational charity independent of any political, faith or cultural missions. We only engage in charitable activities. We have no shareholders nor does any person or company benefit from our income or assets other than as a recipient of charitable activities.

If we were to stop operating, UWS assets would be distributed to other charitable organisations for similar educational purposes.

Child Protection Policy – Our commitment to protect children

This policy sets out common values, principles, and beliefs and describes the steps that will be taken in meeting our commitment to protect children: United World Schools Child Protection Policy May 2015 (PDF)


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