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, CambodiaUWS has a strong sense of social purpose combined with a balanced sustainable model that focuses on educating children in post-conflict developing countries. We seek to stimulate global cultural exchange and understanding.

We are at a pivotal stage of our development, and have ambitious plans to grow and extend our impact on young people worldwide.

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


To improve educational opportunities for some of the world’s poorest children living in remote and marginalised communities.


A world in which all children have the chance to go to school

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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