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 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.
CLCR's Educational Impact Tracker Impact in Nepal throughout years of operation-2006-2023
Over 97% of all money donated is spent on the school, its students and
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) - J537N. 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 'Donate Now' button at the top of the page 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 our educational 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, it’s students and development initiatives.