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
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.
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]
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