Our Partner OrganisationsUWS works with partners who share our vision. We build partnerships with companies and organisations around the world to harness their expertise, people and funds.
Major Corporate Partner
Cambridge Education Group (CEG) are our major corporate partner. Since 1952 CEG have been delivering the highest quality academic, creative and English Language programmes, preparing thousands of students to progress to the world’s leading universities. CEG deliver education programmes in the UK, the USA and Europe, with students from over 70 countries. At the heart of our partnership with CEG is a very simple principle: that education transforms lives. As the global education specialists, CEG are sponsoring and supporting the UWS journey as we seek to give thousands of some of the poorest children in the world the opportunity to go to school. www.cambridgeeducationgroup.com
Portako is a print management company that helps organisations who regularly buy print and branded merchandise save both time and money. Portako’s aim is to “save time, effort and money by simplifying the print and promotional products procurement processes and providing a level of service and flexibility of approach not generally available from traditional suppliers”. Portako are specialists in providing printed mechanise for schools. As part of Portako’s partnership with UWS, they will donate 5% of any order placed with them by a UWS Partner School or partner organisation. www.portako.com
Vida Vida specialise in unique, handmade leather goods, including men’s and women’s leather satchels, travel bags and accessories. When they heard about the recognisable UWS schoolbags that we give to all our students, Vida Vida generously offered to launch a “bag for a bag” programme. Through this initiative, for every purchase of £25 or more, Vida Vida will donate a school bag to a child in a UWS community school. Visit their website to view the full range of bags and accessories: www.vidavida.co.uk
True Adventures are a personal development company providing students with a two year development programme culminating in the experience of a lifetime on an overseas expedition. They offer a choice of expeditions to contrasting destinations with opportunities for project work, trekking, and adventure, together with safety, back up and a personal service. The TA team are passionate about supporting projects that are genuinely worthwhile and sustainable as well as enabling cross cultural interaction and development for young people. www.true-adventure.co.uk
Persyou is passionate about coaching inspiring breakthroughs. They work with people all over the world helping them on their journey to become that person they have always dreamt of becoming. Persyou works with both organisations and individuals developing collaborative performance management, helping to foster a coaching culture to align both organisational and individual potential. With a background in education, founder and coach Nicholas McKie has a particular affinity with developing students and giving young people the best chance of success. This is particularly evident through his support of UWS Padol which is helping to transform the lives of the children there. His fundraising is helping to maintain the school, providing educational equipment, school bags, clean water and solar power. http://www.persyou.com
Bright Future Recruitment
Bright Future specialise in placing exceptional teachers throughout their professional careers. They are passionate about giving back and have made it an integral part of their business; for every day a teacher is placed in a UK school through Bright Future they will pay for a teacher in rural Cambodia. Whether you are a teacher looking for a career move or a school looking to recruit your ideal candidate, we are perfectly positioned to help. You can expect unparalleled service levels and a personal, friendly approach. Run by teachers for teachers – Bright Future have a serving teacher on their Board so know the challenges teachers face. Bright Future are members of the REC and adhere to the highest possible standards within the industry. Get in touch to experience the difference at the same time as making a difference www.
Educate A Child (EAC)
Launched in 2012, EAC, a global program of Education Above All Foundation, aims to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing quality primary education to the 58 million children who currently have no access to schooling. EAC have more than 40 projects in 38 countries, supporting children to overcome barriers to educational access and retention. With the overall goal of successfully completing an entire cycle of quality primary education, EAC strives to improve both individual and social outcomes for these children. EAC has signed a three year agreement with United World Schools, through which 33,000 out of school children across Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal will gain access to a primary education.
ConCultures is a small German NGO, focused on education projects in the poorest countries of the world. Since 2013 ConCultures have built and supported their UWS School Roy in Cambodia. They believe education is vital; it protects oneself from injustice, terror and war. Education is necessary to develop skills and talents to enable everybody to develop full potential in society.
Their priority is to help those who have no access to schools. Simultaneously, they encourage students from the affluent western world to take a challenge and become global citizens by attending their projects as volunteers.
With United World Schools (UWS) we have found a fantastic charity to work with because we share the same values and goals. We are delighted to act as their partner in Germany.
Since 2013 they have organised four Volunteer-Projects to support UWS in Cambodia and sent 5 in-country volunteers to Cambodia. They are constantly working on developing the network of students, schools, sponsors to support UWS. The next project to Cambodia is in June 2017. Read more on www.concultures.de.
“Once the volunteers get in touch with UWS-schools, they are driven not only to know, but to understand and act. It changes their mind-set.”Amelie von Borries
AMR International specialises in growth strategy consulting around the world. AMR International is also generously hosting the UWS UK Team in its London office for free. This allows us to use every donation incredibly efficiently to support education in communities in Myanmar, Cambodia and Nepal. www.amrinternational.com
Nature’s Table, a leading supplier of quality snacking products, supports United World Schools by donating a proportion of sales revenue from selected products in their list of healthy snacks. Mark Murray, Managing Director, explains the benefits of the partnership. “Our goal is to establish ourselves as fully trusted trade partners in every aspect of the business that we undertake by listening to our customers and constantly evolving our product ranges and the way that we conduct our business. We believe in treating our suppliers, staff and customers with respect and dignity. Therefore our partnership with United World Schools is well aligned to our beliefs and demonstrates to our stakeholders that we take our corporate social responsibility seriously. Ultimately, building and sustaining a Nature’s Table School is a challenging, but hugely worthwhile goal”. www.natures-table.co.uk
Results Catalysts is a people development consultancy working in the UK and Europe. They are committed to helping their clients improve their peoples’ results and performance. This includes supporting others in reaching the potential they have in all circumstances. Results Catalysts sponsor and support the UWS Cambodia teachers. www.resultscatalysts.com
Stir is founded on the premise that every child should have access to a high quality education. We work with STIR to improve the quality of educational provision in the UWS schools. STIR harnesses the innovation of the most dynamic teachers and schools – to transform educational outcomes for the poorest children. www.stireducation.org
LRTT support teaching and teachers in the countries and regions we are working in and target. It is about doing more with less – using trained teachers from the UK and beyond to pass on their knowledge and skills in an effective, efficient and cost effective way. To learn more about the peer-to-peer opportunities available visit their website. lrtt.org
Penta International offer training, consultancy, school management and inspection, in all phases of education, in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. The leading provider of inspections for British Schools Overseas, as accredited by the UK government. Penta champion and support the work of UWS. www.pentainternational.co.uk