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October 10, 2021

United World Schools

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United World Schools awarded COBIS Charity Partnership for 2021-22

We are thrilled to announce that United World Schools (UWS) has been chosen by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) as a charity partner for the academic year 2021-22.

COBIS supports charitable and not-for-profit organisations who share a passion for, and commitment to, helping schools and pupils thrive around the world. We are delighted to have been recognised by COBIS, and their support will help us reach more children in remote communities with a life-changing education.

UWS has worked in partnership with a number of COBIS schools for many years. We have well-established relationships with the British School of Paris, British School in Tokyo, British School of Bahrain, Dubai College, GEMS Jumeriah Primary School, GEMS Wellington International School, and Dubai English Speaking School and College. During this time, these brilliant schools have helped us raise vital funds, given their time and raised awareness, to provide life-changing education in Nepal and Cambodia. These impactful partnerships have established and maintained schools in some of the most remote regions of Asia, providing education to over 1,000 children. We are so pleased to have established a partnership with COBIS, and the 450 schools and organisations who make up their global membership. 

“We would like to thank everyone at COBIS for choosing to partner with United World Schools, and mobilise their global community of students and educators to make change happen. This partnership is an invaluable opportunity to champion the power of education, and transform the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.’’

– Tim Howarth, CEO

This partnership is truly global in its scope. High-quality COBIS schools, which educate over 165,000 students and employ more than 16,000 teachers, can be found in 76 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Together, we will share the transformational power of education with every member of the COBIS community. Not only this, but our partnership will stretch across COBIS’ influential networks within global education, helping us to reach new audiences, and raise vital funds and awareness for our work. Throughout the journey of our partnership, UWS will support the COBIS school network with promotional materials for global learning in the classroom, giving young learners the opportunity to think critically about important issues in the world.

This partnership comes at an exciting time for us at UWS, as we reach new communities in Madagascar with our pilot project, and continue to reach new communities across Nepal, Cambodia and Myanmar. We look forward to sharing the impact of this partnership over the course of the next academic year!

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