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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

Big Brother Mouse
Laos

Located in Laos, Big Brother Mouse aims to promote literacy and education in small villages in Luang Prabang. They work to publish books in the local Laos language and give every child an opportunity for education, as well as giving adults a chance to learn (that they may have not had previously). 

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Blue Dragon
Vietnam

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation NGO focuses on providing street children with education, nutrition, health care, counselling, physical and creative activities, rescue, legal advocacy and a safe shelter. Their work is led by a team of social workers, psychologists, teachers and lawyers.

Blue Dragon GC works to raise awareness of Blue Dragon’s success stories. They read monthly newsletters and communicate regularly with the NGO. The GC group run community building sports events and collaborate with Blue Dragon children on photography projects, which are exhibited within the College and beyond.

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Bombay Street Kids
India

Bombay Street Kids at UWCSEA began their partnership with VOICE in August 2000, and currently supports a computer-training centre along with the daily mini meal scheme for primary school children living in makeshift homes beside the Borivali railway line.

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Cancer Awareness
India

The CPAA GC group supports the cost of treatment for cancer patients living in poverty in Mumbai, as well as health screening schemes and rehabilitation projects. They educate the UWCSEA community about cancer—knowledge is power! They raise funds through Hair for Hope, an annual hair shaving event to show solidarity with cancer patients, gain empathy, donate hair and provide financial aid for treatment.

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Casa Da Amizade
Brazil

Casa Da Amizade GC works hard to provide community, social and educational activities for the children of over 200 families in São Paulo's Paraisòpolis favela (shantytown) who would otherwise have no access to an education in this vulnerable community. UWCSEA's partnership with Casa Da Amizade started in 2012, and our financial contribution to the Casa supports their work in educating and sheltering those left behind by Brazil's economic boom.

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Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN)
Nepal

As strong believers that education is a right and not a privilege, Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN) is a voice for children who have been exploited in Nepal.

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Christina Noble Children's Foundation (CNCF)
Vietnam and Mongolia

Christina Noble Children's Foundation is a Global Concern dedicated to providing hope to children living and working on the streets and helping them to maximize their life potential. The organisation is active in Vietnam and Mongolia. 

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CPAA
India

CPAA supports the cost of treatment for cancer patients living in poverty in India, who otherwise would not be able to afford such medical assistance. These patients suffer from recurrent and potentially fatal malignancies. UWCSEA has been supporting CPAA since 2008.

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Half the Sky
China

Half the Sky Global Concern strives to bring awareness and support for the abandoned orphans in China due to the ‘One Child Policy’. Half the Sky aims to bring up each of the children under their care in a loving and caring environment. Half the Sky GC has been organised and run by High School since 2006, and continues to actively raise awareness and funds within the UWCSEA community.

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Hope Foster Home
China

New Hope Foundation aims to better the lives of physically, disabled, abandoned children in Beijing, China. Our partner NGO, New Hope Foundation, provides the chilren with specialised long term health care and gives potential foster parents the necessary training so the children's potential can be maximized. 

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Jakarta Street Kids
Indonesia

Jakarta Street Kids Global Concern is focused on helping underpriviledged children living in Indonesia, primarily in the Cipanas area of West Java, near Jakarta. These children often live in vulnerable circumstances due to poverty. 

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Kids in Cambodia (KiC)
Cambodia

Kids in Cambodia (KiC) Global Concern supports the education and empowerment of children living in the Steung Meanchay, Boeng Salang and Chbar Ampov slum areas on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

 

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Mercy Centre
Thailand

Mercy Centre, based in Bangkok, aims to assist the city’s slums with a heavy focus on the children. To do this, they have opened 23 kindergartens, with over 2,500 children currently enrolled and over 45,000 graduates. Mercy Centre also works on combating the fear and prejudice against AIDS. Their projects involve education programs, home care, and child care. 

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Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC)
India

Since 2003 the Dover Campus Infant School has supported Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC), a voluntary agency committed to the task of developing and maintaining care programmes for the children of labourers working on construction sites in Mumbai.

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Ummeed GC
India

Ummeed GC is a Global Concern that strives to empower and help children in Mumbai with developmental disabilities. We work closely with our partnership NGO, Ummeed, which is a child development center that provides specialised care for children with developmental disabilities such as downs syndrome and autism. 

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Green Umbrella
Cambodia

Green Umbrella NGO works to develop living and education standards for an entire community. They teach students from Kindergarten to Grade 4 at the Karuna Kumar School, which was built in collaboration with UWCSEA. Green Umbrella also runs computer and English classes, sewing skills, organic farming and handicrafts design and production.

 

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Himalayan
Nepal

One of the oldest Global Concerns projects, Himalayan Global Concern has had a focus on supporting different education projects in Nepal.

 

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Kampot Khmer
Cambodia

Kampot Khmer GC supports Chumkriel Language School (CLS) which provides English classes, computer and vocational training, health care, food security and help with building shelter for children and families trapped in poverty. They aim to provide a holistic education, allowing students to learn arts and sports as well as 21st century skills. CLS also runs a soup kitchen organic farm, health programmes and dance classes.

 

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Kolkata
India

Kolkata Global Concern supports an organisation called Voice of World that helps visually impaired and orphaned children in the city of Kolkata. The GC has been supporting this cause since 2001 and helps to raise awareness and support Voice of the World's education projects.

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Kuma
Cambodia

Kuma Cambodia School officially opened its doors in 2012. Working to support NAPIC, an established NGO located outside of Phnom Penh, UWCSEA provides support including - teacher professional development, educational projects, the Book Book Tuk Tuk and raising awareness.

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Ladakh
India

UWCSEA supports Lamdon School which aims to provide quality education which includes aspects of Ladakhi culture for children in the Ladakh region.

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Lavalla
Cambodia

Lavalla is a school for physically disabled students located in Takmao near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Light for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

UWCSEA has been supporting CandleAid Lanka since 1997 with a specific focus on the 'Learn to Swim' project in Colombo.

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Magic Bus
India

Magic Bus Global Concern supports the Magic Bus Foundation, which aims to provide marginalised children in the most rural areas of India a better life by providing an education by building physical, social and personal skills, mainly by focusing on the aspect of sport.

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Moving Mountains
Nepal

Moving Mountains GC partner with Empowering Women of Nepal to raise awareness about gender issues and strategies for equality. This NGO aims to improve the lives of Nepalese women through sustainable adventure tourism as well as running stewardship programs, education centres, and health and hygiene classes for at-risk children.

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Tabitha
Cambodia

Tabitha Cambodia aims to lift the poorest of the poor in rural Cambodia from poverty by empowering families to create revenue streams through small businesses.

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Temple Garden Foundation (TGF)
Cambodia

Temple Garden Foundation (TGF) works with local rural communities in Cambodia to promote sustainable development for those living in poverty. TGF focuses on four core areas: children’s education, income generation, health programmes and infrastructure programmes. The nature of the different projects can vary, depending on the needs of the communities.

 
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Try 4 Cambodia
Cambodia

Try 4 Cambodia GC works with Kampuchea Balopp in Phnom Penh, an NGO that uses the sport of rugby as a means to educate children about social inclusion, respect, teamwork, gender equality and a healthy lifestyle. They work with more than 600 children each week, both disabled and able-bodied, and empower them through structured activities. 

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Voices for Refugees
Global

Voices for Refugees is an advocacy Focus Group which gives students the opportunity to discuss and take action on issues of importance where disempowered groups have been denied a voice. Students would plan and organise events to both raise awareness among our community and to encourage people to have a voice and make their opinions heard. 

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Tioman Turtles
Malaysia

Tioman Turtles Global Concern supports the Juara Turtle Project on Tioman Island, Malaysia. The aim of the Juara Turtle Project is to help rejuvenate the habitat and protect the two remaining species of sea turtles that nest on Tioman Island. UWCSEA began their partnership with the Juara Turtle Project in 2006. The school sponsors the project in the form of annual financial donations raised by the Tioman Turtles Global Concern and from the school’s Environment budget.

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UWCSEA Rainforest Restoration Project
Singapore

The aim of the UWCSEA Rainforest Restoration Project is to increase the biodiversity of trees on the UWCSEA campuses in Singapore as well as in the Singapore community.

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