Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in Asia with GoMakeADifference’s support.
“I am not a criminal” — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – (2018)
We will raise awareness in various schools (Hong Kong and Malaysia), regarding the issue of refugees in Malaysia being viewed by the state as hardened criminals. We aim to give Malaysian refugees at least 300 bags of hope and psychosocial support.
ASAP Mini-UWC Summer 2017 — UWC Changshu, China – (2017)
ASAP organizes Mini-UWC Program to develop and spread the idea of “all for action”. Participants from all over the world are encouraged to investigate current social issues, initiate their own projects, and make an impact in their local communities.
Book Book Tuk Tuk Project — Takhmau, Kandal Province, Cambodia – (2017)
Book Book Tuk Tuk is a mobile library operating in the outskirt of Takhmau Town which consists of different educational activities: reading books, playing games, drawing pictures, and papers folding. It aims to motivate children to go to school.
E² (Electronic Education) — Baglung District, Nepal – (2017)
Considering the lack of educational resources in Nepal, this projected installed sustainable online libraries powered by solar panels in communities that do not have access to books or internet, improving academic performance of the students.
Love and Care for Ignored Children — Myanmar, – (2017)
Providing a fun space for child workers with the help of young people.
Dreams and Inspirations — Luzon and Visayas, Philippines – (2017)
This project is built around the mission of “Providing a safe space for youths to create and spread inspirations, to realize their potentials, and to pursue their dreams.” It was conducted in July 2017 within 8 prospect public schools.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Input + Values = Powerful Output — Betong, Sarawak, Malaysia – (2017)
This project was by for students themselves to start their own entrepreneurship efforts. The profits gained are channelled for the school benefits based on their own target.
Resettlement Support for North Korean Defectors — Seoul, South Korea – (2017)
The project aimed to assist North Korean defectors in Seoul to overcome their resettlement challenges by organising English lessons in local schools.
Veterans’ Stories Documentation — Hong Kong & Sapporo, China & Japan – (2017)
The goal of this project was to interview Japanese and Chinese veterans of the Second World War and document their stories in a free public access online database, preserving these stories for education before it's too late.
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.