Tim Howarth

United World Schools

Education

London

United World Schools (UWS) works in some of the world's poorest regions to give every child access to free education. We partner with local communities and supporters around the world to teach the unreached.

We work in remote and marginalised communities in some of the world's poorest regions to give every child access to free education. We partner with local communities and supporters around the world to teach the unreached. Our sustainable approach is changing the face of primary education in remote areas of South Asia, where children cannot access even basic education.

To date, we have worked with more than 200 communities across Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal to give children free schooling. We currently have around 25,000 children enrolled in our schools - all of whom we are supporting with our Covid-19 awareness and distance learning programme.

For our students, learning to count, read and write in the national language opens the door to a whole world of opportunity. Many of our students move onto secondary education, or enter vocations that were previously out of reach.

Schooling can also reduce children's vulnerability to trafficking, exploitation and forced labour. For girls, education means empowerment, and even reduced rates of child marriage and early motherhood. We are passionate about girls' education and the long-term impact it can have on communities.

Through our partnership model, each UWS school is twinned with another school or organisation around the world, which funds the ongoing running costs once the school has been built. The aim of this is to inspire global citizens around the world and also allows us to ensure the long-term sustainability of every project.

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