UWS People Stories

Stories of Students, Teachers, and Community Members
Mr. Hing Pisey

Mr. Hing Pisey

Cambodia

Mr. Hing Pisey is a recent high school graduate and community teacher at UWS Ta Lart Thmey in Cambodia.

Mausham

Mausham

Nepal

Ten year old Mausham aspires to be a government officer.

Binsa, Student

Binsa, Student

Nepal

Fifteen-year-old Binsa* from UWS Kalleri School has turned her grief from her mother’s death into a lifelong determination to improve access to health care in rural Nepal.

Surendra

Surendra

Nepal

Surendra Limbu, 42 years old is a social worker and a farmer. His daughter, Mausham attends the new UWS school in their community.

Ei Thar Khar

Ei Thar Khar

Myanmar

Teaching in the Early Stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Sophea, Student

Sophea, Student

Cambodia

Sophea* is 11 years old and studies in Grade 3 at UWS Ta Lart Thmey School. The school is located in Ta Lart Thmey village in Stung Treng province. The village is located on a river, so many community members rely on agriculture and fishing to support their families.

Nar Shi Ti

Nar Shi Ti

Myanmar

Twelve year old Nar Shi Ti is learning to speak and read Burmese, the National language in Myanmar.

Nabina

Nabina

Nepal

Working as a UWS Teaching Fellow, Nabina visits schools to help teachers learn new techniques and support students in their learning.

Hon, Student

Hon, Student

Cambodia

Hon* lives in a remote village in Northern Cambodia. Waking up at dawn, Hon starts her day by helping with chores, cleaning, cooking, and washing her clothes in the nearby river. She then gets ready for school and meets up with her friends from her village. Together, they walk for 15 minutes to UWS Bak Kae School.