Education is one of the most effective ways of reducing poverty and improving global equality.

Our Global Guardians are a community of individuals and organisations who are committed to supporting equal access to education and creating long-term change.

Each Global Guardian pledges to make a donation of a minimum of £5,000 per year for three years. This vital funding supports our work across the entire organisation and is invested where it will have the maximum impact.


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Why become a Global Guardian?

  • Regular updates, case studies and videos showing the impact of your support.
  • A personal point of contact at UWS to answer any questions about our work.
  • Invitations to exclusive Global Guardian events.
  • Opportunities to connect with our education experts around the globe.
  • The chance to visit UWS projects in person.

We’d love to have a chat about Global Guardians with you.

Get in touch:
Sofeena Lalani
Director of Development & Communications
[email protected]

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"As a long-term supporter and now a Global Guardian of UWS, I've been privileged to learn about their incredible work from staff in the UK and around the world. I've attended events and was fortunate to be part of a donor trip in 2019. I saw first-hand the difference UWS are making to the lives of thousands of boys and girls in Cambodia.

UWS is providing children with opportunities to transform their lives. I was blown away to see how closely they work with local communities to provide their first-ever access to primary education. Through this, the children have so many more opportunities, giving them a real sense of hope and helping these communities break free from poverty." 

Iain Brown, Global Guardian 


Meet Moh Moh Lwin

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“This is a very new village where people migrate from different places. Even though all of the children are Lahu [ethnicity], they have different cultural practices and beliefs. As a teacher, I had to understand each child and their family so that the school can provide a familiar environment for the children.”

Moh Moh Lwin became a teacher because she knows how important good teachers are to a child. For Moh Moh Lwin, every one of her students is important. Her first priority when she began working at UWS was to get to know each child individually.

When schools were closed in Myanmar due to the coronavirus pandemic, Moh Moh Lwin provided flexible education. This included holding socially-distanced group sessions outdoors and going house-to-house to deliver learning resources and check-in on students.

Moh Moh Lwin took this in her stride saying: “I am very busy but very happy.”


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