United World Schools-USA’s (UWS) mission is to improve life opportunities for children living in some of the world’s most remote and marginalized areas through free access to inclusive education.
UWS schools are the only schools in the communities where we build. Without our schools, children will often walk 10 miles or more – each way – IF they attend any school at all. UWS schools range from 50-150 students aged 4-11 and typically include teacher’s quarters and libraries. In many cases, we provide the community basic electricity through solar panels, and water and sanitation facilities for community-wide use. Think of our schools as not just places of learning, but truly centers of community.
With a focus on teaching key reading, math, and core life skills, UWS has been recognized by UNESCO and other top global organizations for our innovation in education, and our schools consistently meet and exceed their national standards in academic performance and student progression rates.