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A Division of United World Schools Global
A Division of United World Schools

United World Schools USA

Part of the United World Schools Global Team


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About US

United World Schools-USA’s (UWS) mission is to partner with and support the global operations of United World Schools (UK).  Our shared global mission is to improve life opportunities for children living in some of the world’s most remote and marginalized areas through free access to inclusive education.

UWS schools are the only schools in the communities where we build. Without our schools, children will often walk 10 miles or more – each way – IF they attend any school at all. UWS schools range from 50-150 students aged 4-11 and typically include teacher’s quarters and libraries. In many cases, we provide the community basic electricity through solar panels, and water and sanitation facilities for community-wide use. Think of our schools as not just places of learning, but truly centers of community. 

With a focus on teaching key reading, math, and core life skills, UWS has been recognized by UNESCO and other top global organizations for our innovation in education, and our schools consistently meet and exceed their national standards in academic performance and student progression rates.


"United World Schools is the rare organization that can stand tall among the forest of good intentioned non-profits and truly deliver on its mission of teaching the unreached in the world’s most remote communities; and do so in a provable, replicable, and cost-efficient manner. "

Jim Knight
Rt. Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth


Partner School Program

The UWS Partner School Program is designed to channel children's passions and energies in the service of helping others, with lifelong results. Students dream up innovative ways to raise funds to support a UWS School while raising awareness and educating those in their own community about the needs of children living in unreached regions of the world.

The UWS Global Partner School Portal



Your Support Makes a Difference

Through the private support of donors across the United States and countries around the world, our pioneering model has built more than 286 primary schools across Myanmar, Madagascar, Nepal, and Cambodia at an average cost of $40,000 per site.


With a typical ann
ual operating budget under $10,000 per school, our sustainability and results are proven by unmatched data, and countless lives and communities changed. UWS schools consistently meet and exceed the national standards in each of our countries, our emphasis on girls' education ensures equal access as a minimum build requirement for all of our schools, and our community-centric approach develops an ecosystem of lifelong learning and growth around our learning sites.