Breaking new ground

quadstar has recently extended its support to help children to flourish around the world. In particular it has supported the charity United World Schools to build a new school for primary children in a remote part of Cambodia where there is no schooling.

United World Schools (UWS) is a remarkable charity that started off with the building of just one school by Chris Howarth in northern Cambodia. Now a decade or more on they have built over 100 schools in Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar giving thousands of children the opportunity of an education. There could be nothing closer to the ethos of quadstar and we are delighted to support it.

The creator of quadstar, Nick Butcher, has gifted the $30,000 needed by UWS to build a brand new school. This school is to be built in the village of Krang Chek a remote and hard to access area in the Koh Kong province south west of Phonm Penh. Building work starts in December 2017 and should be complete in a few months time. The school will have a capacity of around 170-180 children and it is expected to be full within the year. Nick has committed to support the annual support costs for this school of $10,000 for up to 10 years, during which time the school will be transitioned to the local community to continue. The overall project is a combined one with UWS, the local community, teachers provided by UWS and the Government.

Nick has just returned from a two-week trip to Cambodia working with the team of UWS and visiting various schools there in the Ratanakiri province. If there was any doubt as to how beneficial the work this amazing charity provides for the young children there that is dispelled in moments of seeing the happy and positive faces of these children. They have so little compared to their western counterparts but are so positive and friendly. It was an incredibly humbling and inspiring experience and we are delighted to be able to support the projects there and hope to be able to do more over the coming years.

We will keep you posted as to the construction and growth of the school.