• ‘Adopt a Project: Earthquake rehabilitation initiatives: June-October 2015’

    The following packages have been developed in consultation with our on the ground Heartland community. Specifically targeted to support in three areas identified as crucial in the rehabilitation of our over 400 students, 45 teachers and staff as well as our overall school facility.

    These initiatives will be implemented over a three month period targeting resourcing and psychological rehabilitation:

    Introduction to CLCR

    The Centre for Learning and Children's Rights (CLCR) is an Australian, international not-for-profit organisation that delivers educational and humanitarian projects in Nepal. Through volunteer work, project implementation, skills training and specific programmes, CLCR aims to empower individuals with the skills and opportunities to lead a more fulfilling life.

    Nepal is the third poorest country in the world and many of its youth live in dire poverty, lacking any education. Children who do attend schools are often physically abused. Many teachers lack formal teaching qualifications and often teach classes of up to 80 students and manage students with severe corporal punishment.

    CLCR’s primary activities are to provide teacher training, demonstrate an alternative educational model, and to develop a 'model' school within Nepal.

    View our narrated video to see the work of CLCR at our school: Heartland Academy (be sure to turn on the volume).

    To find out more about our projects and how you can help please click on the links to the left.

    CLCR’s school project “Heartland” via its partnership with the LBW Trust and the Batting for Change (BFC) movement was visited in April 2015 by Australian cricketers Ryan Carters (an Ambassador for the LBW Trust and founder of BFC) and former Australian opener Mathew Elliot. This was an experience our school community will never forget and the clip below demonstrates the impact and the great work CLCR, the LBW Trust and BFC are doing to support Nepal’s underprivileged via this partnership.

    Where your money goes

    Over 97% of all money donated is spent on the school, its students and development initiatives.

    CLCR is proud to be a partner with Global Development Group (GDG) (ABN 57 102 400 993) for our Nepali school project, The Heartland Academy (HA) - J537. GDG is a DFAT approved NGO. GDG takes responsibility for the Heartland project providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating to ensure that the project is carried out to Australian requirements.

    As part of our proud partnership with GDG, all donations over $2 in Australia and the USA to our Heartland School are tax deductible!

    As part of our Community Partnership with Westpac's Our Community online donations scheme, you can click on the red 'Make a Donation' button above to make a secure tax deductible donation to us directly.

    CLCR Australia is managed solely by volunteers overseeing the administration, fundraising and project management in partnership with GDG for the Heartland Academy (HA), Kathmandu, Nepal. With on the ground governance from Australia via its charitable arm, CLCR Nepal and the recently established Trust body to help support development of our school,The ‘Karuna Trust’. In excess of 97% of all money donated is sent directly to the school, its students and development initiatives.

    CLCR's Educational Impact Tracker

    Impact in Nepal throughout years of operation-2006-2016

    Heartland School students - current 402
    Heartland College students (opened 2015) 64
    Heartland School students - graduated 154
    Heartland School scholarships provided 225
    Nepali teachers trained 136
    People impacted each day by our Nepali projects 1380

    This site was updated in February, 2016.
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