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University of Buckingham Supporting Overseas Schooling (UBSOS)

What we do

After the devastating tsunami of 2004 students and staff members at the University set up a fund to help those in need. Many of our current students and alumni originate from the affected countries and that is how UBSOS was born. Our main focus has been to help educate children in deprived countries and to encourage education as a means for a better life.

UBSOS organises fund raising events such as pamper days, book and tabletop sales, and raffles. We have also raised money through car washes, concerts and lectures held at the University, and through the creation of the ‘UBSOS Cookbook’ – a collection of recipes donated by staff, students and friends.

With the continuous support of friends, and the student and staff body at the University we have been able to provide study material and medical supplies in Sri Lanka, and financial help and school furniture in Kenya. We have also participated in other local projects in both countries with the help of some of our members who travelled to those destinations.

Join our team

We are extremely grateful to those who have helped us so far. There is, however, still a lot more to be done. Having access to education is a way of achieving a better life.

Do contact us at ubsos@buckingham.ac.uk if you would like to join our team.