It’s been 10 years since the first ever UWS school opened its doors. Now, as we come to the end of 2018, there are over 20,000 children enrolled in a UWS school or project

This achievement is only possible thanks to our incredible supporters. We're reflecting on just some of the times when our supporters have gone above and beyond (sometimes literally!) to give more children access to an education.


2009-2010: OUR FIRST PARTNER SCHOOLS

When UWS was in its fledgling stages, Portsmouth Grammar School and Royal Grammar School, Guildford, ran community engagement projects to bring together students in the UK and Cambodia. These schools went on to become UWS’s first ever Partner Schools.

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2013: CONCULTURES CAME ABOARD

In 2013, we were joined by German organisation, ConCultures. Like UWS, they believe that education enables everybody to reach their full potential in society. Since then, Concultures has been vital in supporting our Cambodian projects.

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2014: REDMAIDS’ HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

As long-standing supporters of UWS, students from our Partner School Redmaids’ volunteered as part of the UWS Cambodia Team in late 2014. On top of their hard work there, they also fundraised tirelessly for UWS on their return to the UK.

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2016: VIDA VIDA’S BAG FOR A BAG

Since 2016, London bag designer Vida Vida has generously donated one school bag to a UWS student for every bag they sell, ensuring our pupils keep all their vital learning tools safe and sound.

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MARCH 2016: BEYOND THE BIKE’S 300 KM

17 intrepid UWS supporters cycled through rural Cambodia in 35 degree heat in order to visit as many of the UWS communities as possible in 6 days. They raised a staggering £30,000 in the process.

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JULY 2017: THE UWS RADIO 4 APPEAL

Last year, our UWS Ambassador Carol Vorderman hosted our Radio 4 Appeal, telling the nation about the impact of UWS’s work. It was one of the BBC's most successful appeals that year, and raised a grand total of £52,000.

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NOVEMBER 2017: UWS GALA DINNER

The fourth annual Gala Dinner was our most successful event to date, with our generous supporters raising over £280,000 on the night through auctions, pledges and the donation of good and services.

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There are, of course, so many more amazing supporters not mentioned here. Every fundraiser, from school bake sales to your incredible sponsored challenges, adds up. Find out more about how you can support UWS today, and help us make the next 10 years as inspiring as the last.

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