Charity Festival 2013 - United World Schools Challenge!
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United World Schools are a charity which creates educational opportunities for under-priviliged children. They want your help to create a game for young children to play in Cambodia.

Challenge details

As part of MyKindaCrowd’s Online Charity Festival, United World Schools (UWS) will be kicking off this mission in mid-June. 

UWS creates educational opportunity for children living in the world’s poorest regions. So far they have built 14 schools in Cambodia, working with 3500 children that otherwise would not receive even a basic education. More schools are planned for 2014.

UWS wants you to help them help these young people.

The Challenge

In Britain, when we go to school, we learn key skills such as how to communicate with others, be creative and think logically.

UWS would like you to create a game that could be used in their schools. Put your teacher hat on and build a fun lesson or activity to help young people learn key skills, including:

• Communication

• Teamwork and Leadership

• Creative Thinking

• Logic and Reasoning

Keep your submission to one sheet that can be printed as a colour A4 page and sent out to the UWS schools for the teachers to use.

Top tips!

  • Think about your favourite activity, and why you enjoy it - anything from football, to artwork, music, a board game or even dancing! We’re looking for fun, engaging activities.
  • Talk to your teachers and friends about what makes a great lesson or learning activity.
  • Keep it simple, keep it safe and think about how it might be adapted for different aged students.
  • Remember your audience - the UWS schools are in remote corners of the Cambodian jungle, often without electricity, running water. UWS can provide simple learning resources, such as paper, pens and sports equipment.
  • Use pictures to describe your activity or game. Remember, many of these young people can’t speak fluent English.

The Prize 

UWS will choose the best 10 submissions and publish your game in their lesson plans and online as a part of their teaching resources. You will be sent a photograph of your game or activity in action.

Your plans will then be taken to the schools abroad and used by teachers to teach young people the skills you’ve included in your games and activities.


How To Enter

Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:

  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • If you have completed your entry on paper, please scan your submission and upload as a JPEG.
  • You can upload your submission as a video/audio file, or include a link in a word document to a video you have uploaded to YouTube.

If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, get in touch and we'll be glad to help

(All submissions are reviewed by our team, please ensure yours is completed in full as any empty or false submissions will be removed and any points awarded deducted from your points total)


The Prizes

Top 10 to be published in lesson plans!


United World Schools