Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in Asia with GoMakeADifference’s support.
In a Pickle Situation — Mitundu, Malawi – (2019)
Plan to open a small pickle making business for the elderly to help them support themselves.
HEAL- Home for English Acquisition and Learning — Dak Lak Province, Vietnam – (2018)
Our project seeks to bring homeless people from native English speaking country to bring them to Vietnam and help them start an educational institution to teach Vietnamese youths English communication.
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Youth Conference — Changshu, China – (2018)
CJK Trilateral Youth Conference aims to shatter reductive understanding by bringing together 45 youths from China, Japan and Korea to discuss and reflect how culture and history shape our (mis)understanding of each other.
Peace and Maya — Tanahun District, Nepal – (2018)
My intended project is a four months World Studies class in Maya Universe Academy in a rural community in Nepal. The aim of this class is to increase their knowledge of the challenges present in the world and also their understanding of world issues.
B for Bricks — Phuket, Nepal – (2018)
B for Bricks is committed to creating sustainable projects to support educational development. Our aim is to help the rebuild of schools that have affected by natural disasters one brick at time through the sales of customised bags, straws and covers.
Masigla Jeepney — Muntinlupa City, Philippines – (2018)
Lending a helping hand to the homeless and abandoned children on the streets of the Philippines through food and education - body and mind.
Give Nepali children a voice in a safe space — Prasouni, Nepal – (2018)
We will do restoring and general painting activities in 'Three Gyanoday Higher secondary school' in Nepal, alongside creating a library/computer-lab. To add to this we will be organising creative workshops and critical engagement.
Project Krishna — Singrauli, India – (2018)
The project is to provide basic living necessities (clean water and electricity) to a rehabilitated village of tribal communities in India who lost their lands to coal mining.
Young Leaders for a Sustainable Future (YLFSF) — Metro Manila, Philippines – (2018)
YLFSF is a four-week program promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability and leadership in the youth. As culmination, participants will formulate projects that each addresses one UN Sustainable Development Goal in their communities.
“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.