Across Cambodia, the legacy of the Pol Pot genocide (1975-79) lives on today with a generation of young adults who have never attended school. 

We work with rural, ethnic-minority communities that have been marginalised. Many speak their own indigenous languages and have been stigmatised from mainstream Khmer culture. They are currently beyond the reach of a government education system that does not cater for non-Khmer speakers. Others are simply out of reach of state infrastructure, often many hours' walk from the nearest educational and medical facilities.

As widespread deforestation threatens these communities' traditional ways of life, education is becoming increasingly vital to their futuresUWS is committed to supporting these groups to give their children access to quality education.

Find out how UWS is transforming lives in Cambodia