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The College’s Service programme beyond Singapore is called Global Concerns (GC). A unique student run and led programme, GC is the foundation on which UWCSEA’s extensive philanthropy activities are built. Global Concerns’ wide variety of activities and projects reflect a range of global development challenges and associated environmental issues. The GC programme seeks suitable partners and ways to enact solutions. The projects that UWCSEA are involved in reflect concern for people and human economic development in a way which is sensitive to culture, the environment and sustainability.

We operate on a small scale, partnering with grassroots organisations outside Singapore which allows us to develop close relationships, and encourage visits by students, parents and staff to work on and see first-hand how the projects operate.

Special efforts are made in our Primary and Middle Schools to incorporate Global Concerns into the curriculum. We hope that as a result of their experiences, our students leave us with a lasting commitment to Global Concerns and an ability to turn ideas into action. For more information on Global Concerns Executive, click here

Global concern projects

Daraja Academy
Kenya

Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.

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Delhi
India

Delhi GC is proud to support Prayatn, an organisation whose name means 'effort' - an effort towards the development of the disadvantaged sections of society in South Delhi, India.

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Empowering Children of Vietnam (ECOV)
Vietnam

Empowering Children Of Vietnam (ECOV) is a Global Concern which strives to support children in Vietnam. The GC is student run, and consists of students in Grades 9 through 12 and it was established as a Global Concern in 2003.

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EPIC Arts
Cambodia

EPIC Arts provides a range of professional dance, drama, music and arts programs to people of all abilities and disabilities in order to promote empowerment, integration and acceptance. The Grade 5 UWCSEA East students support the Peace Class, which is a class for students with cerebral palsy, autism and Down’s Syndrome.

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Equality Focus Group
Global

Equality Focus Group aims to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and discriminated minorities, by establishing a more secure environment for those who identify as a part of this community. Students discuss the issues of visibility, stereotypes, and prejudice within the school community in order to host educational events and execute campaigns to combat ignorance. 

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Gili Eco Trust
Indonesia

Gili Eco Trust NGO works to fight for marine ecosystems and develops sustainability initiatives and education. They aim to protect coral reefs from destructive fishing practices, work to prevent soil and beach erosion, run island-wide clean up programmes, educate the local community, work towards effective waste management and defend animal rights.

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GOONJ
India

GOONJ GC supports an NGO called ‘Goonj’ based in India that tackles with an essential human need that is often ignored – clothing. As hundreds die each year in the harsh winter weather of India, Goonj supplies these people with clothing donated from cities all around the world. GOONJ Global Concern was established in 2009.

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Green Gecko Project
Cambodia

Green Gecko Project NGO cares for former street children by providing security, education, love and opportunities. Their community outreach programme provides medical support, training, employment and support to the children’s families. 

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Pakistan
Pakistan

The Citizen’s Foundation is a nonprofit organisation launched in 1955, with the aim of breaking down barriers of class and privilege in Pakistan and focusing on education as an area of development. Their missions aims to enable ‘moral, spiritual, and intellectual enlightenment’ through education. 

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Pinoy
Philippines

Pinoy GC is a Global Concern that works towards improving lives in the Philippines. We mainly focus on educational needs, disaster relief and the general nourishment of the impoverished. One of the major ways we achieve this is by supporting Gawad Kalinga, an NGO, whose aims mirror our own; working to minimize poverty in the Philippines.

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Sky School
Global

Sky School Focus Group collaborates with Sky School, a global high school for refugee youth and a UWCx project. They work with a team of experts in social entrepreneurship, refugee issues, university admissions, and curriculum development.

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Smiles of China
China

New Hope Foundation NGOs goal is “To comfort always, to relieve often, and to save sometimes.”  They care for physically handicapped and abandoned children in critical health conditions in their child care centres in Beijing. New Hope Foundation provides these children with a caring and secure environment as they receive medical care, surgery, post op care or palliative care.

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SurfAid
Indonesia

SurfAid works closely in collaboration with health department officials and local health providers to implement a health care program in the Mentawai and Nias Islands in Indonesia.

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Water Warriors - a Grade 3 Health and Sanitation Project
Swaziland

This  Grade 3 Global Concern focuses explicitly on linking the ‘Blue Planet’ unit of study with the challenges, issues and necessity of having access to a clean and reliable water supply in Swaziland.

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Waterford Kamhlaba Service Support
Swaziland

Waterford Kamhlaba Service Support (WKSS) Global Concern supports a variety of service projects at our sister school, Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA) in Eswatini. 

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