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Give back this International Women's Day - just £10 could educate a girl for an entire month.

It might sound cheesy, but it's true. From Madagascar to Nepal, to Cambodia to Myanmar - and back again.
Access to quality education changes lives dramatically, but differently. No two stories are ever the same. And yet - love is the common thread in every story we tell.

This week, we're sharing stories of the generous professionals who put so much passion and care into each UWS school you fund.

You see? Love links our supporters, teams and rural communities, guiding our vision and driving our work.
It allows our teams to be relentlessly dedicated to reaching the most challenging-to-access communities.
It inspires children in London, Berlin, and beyond to raise money for quality education each year.
It empowers mother's like Falina to push for their children's more prosperous futures.

Love is as formidable, essential and life-transforming as, well, education is.
Thank you for being part of our mission to love the world by providing sustainable access to quality education. We're deeply grateful for you.

From UWS, With Love

Education is key to helping children live Happily Ever Smarter

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an economy largely dependent on tourism. As a result, government investment in education has been limited, tending only to reach communities based along main roads.  However, many remote villages can’t be reached by road. This means that thousands of children from remote and marginalised communities are excluded from education. Literacy rates remain among the lowest in the world – just 10% of people in rural populations can read and write.

However, through improved access to quality education and better infrastructure provided by this project, we’re changing this story. Funded by the UK public and match funded by the UK government, our Happily Ever Smarter project is an example of what can be achieved through hard work and collaboration.

We’re thrilled to share that 18 months in, this project has significantly impacted the lives of 2,404 children so far. By the end of the project, we aim to bring that number to over 8,500 children.

Meet some of the people making this work possible...

Every school we run is supported by an incredible team of talented and inspiring people.

From skilled builders like Mina, to talented teachers like Mausami, to generous supporters like you, this work takes all of us.

We all have a role in ending education poverty.

Thank you.

On the first day, students took charge of their surroundings, rolling up their sleeves to clean the school environment and sow the seeds of change by planting trees. Through these activities, they learned firsthand the value of keeping their surroundings clean and contributing to a healthier ecosystem, symbolizing their commitment to nurturing nature.

The second day was dedicated to educating students about the 4R principles: Reuse, Recycle, Reduce, and Refuse. The workshops and interactive sessions conducted by the school authorities taught them creative ways to incorporate these principles into their daily lives, fostering a sense of responsibility toward waste management.

Day three saw students actively practicing recycling by sorting and recycling various recyclable products. Through hands-on experiences, they understood the significance of recycling in minimizing waste and conserving resources. Simultaneously, they engaged in raising awareness among their peers and the local community about the importance of responsible waste management.

Building upon this momentum, the fourth day witnessed impactful awareness rallies. Students, armed with colorful banners and passionate voices, took to the streets, spreading the message of beating plastic pollution. Their energetic presence caught the attention of the community, instigating conversations and inspiring others to take action.

Finally, on the fifth day, the schools organized a range of Extracurricular Activities (ECAs), providing a platform for students to showcase their creativity and express their love for the environment. Poetry recitals, storytelling sessions, essay writing competitions, and artistic expressions brought forth a wave of inspiration, uniting the students in their commitment to protect and cherish their natural surroundings.

UWS Nepal’s World Environment Week campaign instilled a sense of environmental stewardship within their students. Through practical actions, educational initiatives, and creative expressions, the event fostered a deep connection between the students and their environment. The seeds of awareness and activism sown during this celebration will continue to grow, empowering the future generation to become agents of positive change, making a lasting impact on their communities and the world at large.

We would like to thank all our students, teachers, principals, SMCs, PTAs, Mother’s Groups, community members, School Mobilizers, and Education Officers who contributed to making this campaign a huge success.