ACRES aims to protect animals. Through their research findings they educate the public by promoting active community involvement in the animal protection movement, as well as striving towards synergistic partnerships with authorities and related parties. UWCSEA's involvement through their Action for ACRES programme came about in 2012 when the Grade 1 students became Animal Benefactors for ACRES, raising funds to sponsor three animals that had been rescued and were being rehabilitated by ACRES.
The School of St Jude educates and accommodates children from the poorest families in Arusha, Tanzania East Africa.
The Akanksha Foundation is working towards bridging the educational inequality in India, by establishing centers and schools near slums in Pune and Mumbai. The foundation currently helps 4000 underprivileged children to get a better education, thereby investing in India’s future.
Amala Focus Group collaborates with Amala Education for Change (formerly 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.
Asian Children’s Education (ACE) supports the JAAGO Foundation, a Bangladesh-based organisation which caters to the education needs of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds
There are over 13,000 children in Bali, Indonesia who are orphaned or living in severe poverty. Widhya Asih, a non-profit making organisation, was established in Bali in 1975 to support communities and children, living on or under the poverty line. UWCSEA established their partnership with the Widhya Asih organisation in 2006.
Because I Am Focus Group is a forum for discussion of contemporary gender issues in our world. By challenging male and female stereotyping, questioning what we consider to be gender 'norms', and lending support to projects that align with our mission, we want to change how gender is talked about in the conversations we have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HER Journey became a Focus Group within the Global Concerns programme in 2020.
One of the oldest Global Concerns projects, Himalayan Global Concern has had a focus on supporting different education projects in Nepal.
I-India is an organisation that aims to provide care, love and development for street children in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. I-India aims to not only support the short term needs of children such as nutrition and health needs but also to address the long term needs such as education and the development of vocational skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UWCSEA supports Lamdon School which aims to provide quality education which includes aspects of Ladakhi culture for children in the Ladakh region.
Lavalla is a school for physically disabled students located in Takmao near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
LEAF GC aims to promote sustainable practices and advocate environmental awareness on campus.
UWCSEA has been supporting CandleAid Lanka since 1997 with a specific focus on the 'Learn to Swim' project in Colombo.
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.
Mercy Centre, based in Bangkok, aims to assist the city’s slums with a heavy focus on the children.
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.
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.
This GC takes action to inform the school community of plastic pollution, particularly in the ocean, and to address the problems that arise from it.
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.
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.
Promoting Animal Welfare (PAW) is a Middle School and High School Global Concern that is determined to raise awareness and change the world's perspective about animal protection.
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.
Project Sun Bear Focus Group is working to save the endangered Sun Bear. Students in this group have supported Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in their work to rehabilitate abused bears.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.