Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in Asia with GoMakeADifference’s support.
Hearts Over Labels — Kathmandu, Nepal – (2016)
For Oshin Bista’s GoMakeADifference project, she spent time at a public school in Kathmandu teaching children aged 9 to 15 about equality and justice.
Bairo Pite Clinic — Dili, Timor-Leste – (2016)
Anya worked at the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili, Timor-Leste during her gap year in 2016. She was responsible for organising a new HIV database that would help the clinic’s staff keep patients on track.
Chitro Social — Dhaka, Bangladesh – (2015)
Colloborative social e-business start up, selling Bangladesh hand craft by internet, using 7 social business principles.
Play back for Peace — Manila/Mindanao, Philipines – (2015)
Using "playback theatre" to start dialogue about Mindanao conflict with Muslim and Christian youth groups.
Feasibility in Sri Lanka bringing Sinhalese and Tamils together — Sri Lanka, Asia – (2013)
A project to assess the feasibility of UWS in Sri Lanka bringing Sinhalese and Tamils together
Environmental Enrichment Programme and Zoological Development — Nanjing, China – (2012)
Broaden awareness of NB of quality of environment in zoos, particularly Nanjing zoo, creating two enclosures for leopards and monkey.
One Tree = One Tourist — Sagaratha National Park, Nepal – (2011)
This simple message of 1 Tourist = 1 Tree helped to raise the awareness and motivate tourists to plant trees. Each tourist pays £10 to plant a tree and have their name engraved on that tree.
Assisting poor community in Gansu Province — Gansu Province, China – (2010)
Assisting a poor community in Gansu Province, China, the project enabled non-chinese students to gain knowledge of Chinese culture and Chinese students to assist people in the poorer parts of their country.
Helping children — Phnom Penh, Battamburg & Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia – (2009)
This project lasted four weeks. The first week was encouraging children in Phnom Penh away from working at garbage tips and into education. The following 2 weeks was spent helping disadvantaged children in Battamburg. The final week in Sihanouk Ville was with children helped by PSE, carrying out similar activities to that of the first week.
India Summer Project — Dehli & Simayal, India – (2008)
Empower rural communities through various development programs.