About United World Schools
United World Schools’ mission is to improve, through education, life opportunities for the world's children living in the most remote and marginalized communities.
Today, around the globe, nearly 260 million children are not in school. We work in the regions of Cambodia, Madagascar, Myanmar and Nepal where schools don’t exist. We partner with local communities and national governments to build and operate elementary schools where every child has access to free, quality, inclusive education.
We are a not-for-profit NGO that is funded by individual and corporate sponsors, and our global network of Partner Schools. Our Partner Schools are public and private schools around the world that spread awareness about our work and raise funds to support the building and operation of our schools.
The UWS Center for Service Learning and
United World Schools' Center for Service Learning and School Partnerships has developed a learning experience that inspires children to connect to their Global Community with Empathy and Compassion.
Our program is designed by educators for educators and students. Please take a tour of our Partner Schools Portal to discover what a Service Learning experience can be when focused on providing education to the world's out-of-school-children.
Using our Learning Resources, students learn about the challenges facing the children of the world who do not have a school to attend AND, how people just like them lean-in to solve the seemingly impossible.
Through building awareness in their communities about the needs of the children in our UWS schools and leading fundraising projects, students in our Partner Schools develop a global perspective and become active members of a global community.
UWS supplies service learning materials that include K-12 lesson plans, reading, research and video materials as well as fundraising toolkits.
Official Membership in the UWS Partner School Program offers additional benefits (Launching fall 2022):
Access to the UWS Partner School “Forum” where schools connect with other partner schools around the world to share ideas, ask questions, celebrate successes and get advice and tips on extending learning or launching a fundraiser for the first time.
Detailed news updates from our in-country UWS schools that include engaging people profiles, photos and videos.
Fundraising assets including: UWS logos, hi-resolution photos and style guidelines for creating posters and brochures or sophisticated social media campaigns.
Most importantly, becoming an official UWS Partner School connects students to a global community of schools dedicated to changing lives through education.
How We Work to Improve the Lives of Children
Kanchi lives with her grandmother in the remote mountains of Nepal. She dreamed of one day going to school. Now, that a United World School has been built in her village, her dreams of getting an education have been realized.
We are building schools in many remote regions to improve the lives of people who wouldn’t otherwise have access to education.
“The fundraising at ISY was student driven. Kids had to be creative and innovative. The sports nights and school picnics were great for community building as everyone got behind this.”
— Educator at International School of Yangon