United World Schools (UWS) is an independent charity providing the opportunity to children who have been denied access to education. UWS has a strong sense of social purpose combined with a balanced sustainable model that focuses on educating children in post-conflict developing countries whilst stimulating global cultural exchange and understanding. As its mission, the organisation works with communities to build schools and develop the skills of local teachers, providing a low-cost and sustainable path “to teach the unreached”. Through active partnerships between community schools in economically disadvantaged regions of the word and more affluent schools and organisations, UWS’ intervention model has proven effective since 2008.
In an attempt to increase access to quality primary education and reduce the prevalence of OOSC in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal, EAC and UWS have come together to launch the Southeast Asia Schools Development Project for OOSC. This project targets some of the most remote and marginalised communities in rural Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal; communities that often subsist without access to any education at all. By consulting with and empowering local communities, aligning with government priorities and forging partnerships with education institutes abroad, UWS will construct 163 new primary schools that reach 33, 830 OOSC over the course of a three-year period in these countries.
For more information on this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the United World Schools website.