UWS' Work in Nepal DEVELOPING SCHOOLS Our first school in Nepal opened in May 2016 in the Sankhuwasbha district. At the start of 2018, we expanded further to the Gulmi district. In these rural areas, very few children are receiving a full course of primary education. TEACHING THE UNREACHED These areas are extremely remote, with very basic or non-existent educational opportunities. Poor quality four-by-four tracks provide the only access to villages. This means government educational provision struggles to reach these communities. UWS provides these remote communities with the opportunity to attend school. SUPPORTING AFTER CRISIS The key challenge UWS Nepal has had to address came in the wake of the second devastating earthquake in May 2015. The epicentre was close to Sankhuwashabha, one of the regions we work in. With major damage to at least 180 classrooms in government schools across the district, our support for the region became even more important. All of our school buildings have an earthquake-proof design. WORKING ALONGSIDE LOCAL COMMUNITIES Our schools in Nepal are built by the community in the heart of their villages and are managed by their own School Support Committees trained by UWS staff. We train members of the community to be teachers and form a governing body, ensuring their engagement and commitment to the project. Find out about our Fellowship Programme in Nepal United World Schools Nepal is an independent organisation entirely funded by United World Schools. For more information on opportunities for staff and Fellows in Nepal, please visit their website.