The People, Places and Schools of UWS:
Cambodia, Madagascar, Myanmar and Nepal

We builds schools where no schools exist in extremely remote communities that have asked for our help. Though the buildings, terrain, flora and fauna may look different than where you live, the people here are kids and teachers and moms and dads just like everywhere else. 

 

Getting building materials supplies and peole to these remote communities is no easy task. When traveling on sometimes treacherous, unpaved roads, creativity and a lot of help from neighbors is needed. Watch the short videos below to see just how challenging it is to get to some of our schools.

Aale School, Nepal

Aale School, Nepal

UWS Aale School was built in the Madi Municipality, population 1300. The community is predominantly Gurung and Tamang people who are indigenous. Before the arrival of UWS, students had to walk over two hours to a government school that was not reliable. Four years earlier, a local school closed that was struggling to operate. UWS Aale is going strong today even after the devastating Covid-19 pandemic closed many schools in Nepal.

Har Lo School, Kyaing Tong, Myanmar

Har Lo School, Kyaing Tong, Myanmar

The 46 children in Har Lo Village have never had the chance to go to school. The closest primary school is a two hour walk away across dangerous mountains. The community has always lived in poverty, surviving on farming and raising livestock.

Pa Yang Sieng Sai, Cambodia

Pa Yang Sieng Sai, Cambodia

Pa Yang Sieng Sai school enjoys project based learning.

Wagla School, Gulmi Province, Nepal

Wagla School, Gulmi Province, Nepal

Enduring the Covid-19 Pandemic: How UWS kept schools open and continued to educate their students during lockdown.

Ankindranoke - Madagascar

Ankindranoke - Madagascar

Story coming soon

Lom Korm Thmey - Cambodia

Lom Korm Thmey - Cambodia

A new school, built in 2021 in Ratanakiri Province near the Vietnamese border.

Seti Kanya, Nepal

Seti Kanya, Nepal

Seti Kanya is a new school, offering children the opportunity to go to school right in the middle of their community.

The Challenges of Building in Remote Regions

Obstacles of mud roads or no roads have not stopped UWS from continuing to support the 270 schools they have built since 2008

Helping Hands in Eastern Nepal
River Crossing in Koh Kong, Cambodia
Muddy Road in Nepal
From Trail to River, Cambodia
What is: Remote Learning Broadcast? 
Nabina, Nepalese Teaching Fellow

Nabina describes her work as UWS teacher and remote learning curriculum developer who created curriculum to be disseminated over FM radio broadcasts to schools with no computers or internet. [6:05]

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In Nepal, during Covid-19 lockdowns, students tune into Nabina's Remote Learning Radio Broadcasts

To learn more about the "digital Divide," check out this information packed report.

Building a new school in an earthquake zone

School Building in Nepal

Surya Karki, Nepal Country Director Surya gives an update on a brand new school being built in Nepal, the Wana

School. [1:10]