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United World Schools

This group will support ISY’s partnership with the village of Wan Kaung and the NGO United World Schools to work towards improving access to education and learning opportunities.

Grade Levels
HS (G9-12)
Monday Lunch @D101
Student Leaders
Thondari, Shwe, Julie, Marco, Mabel, Naddy , Sammy, Mahika, Bridget, Kaily, Su Pwint, Erica
Sarah Leonardis, Nick Sturmey, Todd Davis
  • As of May 21, 2020
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A Year Successfully Served

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, service learning groups are celebrating their achievements from this year and beginning to plan and prepare for the next school year. Global prepared a series of short articles for the next few weeks outlining the visions and future plans that each service learning group has. Perhaps this will inspire you to…
May 22, 2020
United World Schools

Families Fund for Fun

The goal has been reached! That’s right, ISY’s 2019-20 goal to raise $10,000 for the Wan Kaung Village School (WKS) in partnership with United World Schools (UWS) has been reached!  Last Saturday, March 7th, ISY’s annual Family Fun Night took place and ended in success. In addition to fun, games, and delicious food, this year’s Family Fun Night incorporated new…
March 12, 2020
United World Schools

Connect 4 SDG 4

Perhaps the greatest milestone of the ISY-UWS-Wan Kaung journey took place from the 28th to 31st of January, 2020, where a group of ISY students and faculty traveled to Wan Kaung and visited the newly-built school. The two days spent in the village were truly two days of “an experience of a lifetime for the students that went on this…
February 27, 2020
United World Schools

Sports to Support

On December 7th, the United World Schools (UWS) Service Group hosted their second annual Sports-A-Thon! The donations were much needed to fund the needs of the school that ISY built with UWS in the Wan Kaung Village.  Sports-A-Thon is an event where people can set an athletic goal, such as doing push-ups, squats, or running laps on the field, and…
January 15, 2020
ISYUnited World Schools

Teach the Unreached

The United World Schools Wan Kaung School is now in the beginning stages of construction after facing several challenges, including heavy monsoon rains and transportation difficulties. The building team has started working on the school that is projected to be completed in December. Currently, 78 students consisting of 43 boys and 35 girls are enrolled in the school. A local…
October 31, 2019
United World Schools

“Are you really going to build a school?”

Last week a small group of ISY faculty visited Wan Kaung village in Eastern Shan State to meet the villagers and find out more about the project to build a school in partnership with the NGO  United World Schools (UWS). The ISY team (Dr. Hedger, Mr. Ailes, Mr. Robert and Mr. Sturmey) were fortunate to be accompanied by the country…
May 15, 2019