January 2018

Thanks to you, we just opened our 100th School

Yes, that’s right; 100 UWS Schools are up and running across three countries thanks to your incredible support. Over 18,000 children have now had access to a free primary education, and over 500 teachers are delivering lessons on everything from the importance of hand washing to the square root of 81*.

With over 263 million children and young people out of school across the world (UNESCO), we know there is still so much more we can do. Read more about our 100th school below and get involved to help us transform the lives of 50,000 children.

*It’s 9

Introducing our 100th School!

Hurpa is a small village in the Himalayan foothills of Eastern Nepal. The village is a three hour drive from the nearest town, and the community have to walk for several hours to reach the nearest government school or hospital. The 2015 earthquake left the village even more isolated, destroying roads and buildings in the surrounding area.

The majority of Hurpa community are rice farmers, and until this year, children would spend their days helping parents in the fields or at home. Some attended a small community-run school where parents attempted to teach without pens or paper. Few adults in the community can read or write, but many hoped for a better life for their children.

The opening of UWS Hurpa School is cause for celebration: a celebration of our 100th UWS School,a celebration of the** 13th UWS School **to open in Nepal, and perhaps most importantly, a celebration of Hurpa community’s first functioning primary school! 85 children are now attending lessons ranging from Nepali and English, to Maths and Science. With plans to extend the school and build a road out of the village, this number is set to triple by 2019. We can’t wait to see UWS Hurpa School come to life over the coming weeks!