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SO THE CHILD MAY LEARN is a UK registered charity working alongside local schools and communities to improve the educational prospects of children living in the remote and often overlooked middle hill regions of Nepal. We are a small organisation currently working with three schools in Roshi Village District 11 - formerly known as Bhimkhori VDC - in Kavre, 90km east of Kathmandu.

Founded in 2014 by John Clark (UK) and Binay Lama (Nepal), the charity ensures that 100% of every donation goes directly to support the schools. We cover all travel and administrative expenses ourselves. Our work relies entirely on voluntary contributions and is not connected to any government agency or international charity. (If you are able to donate using Gift Aid, please ensure that any message you attach is signed by one person only, otherwise unfortunately Gift Aid will not be applied.)

Projects so far have included: rebuilding the main classroom block at Jugeshwor Lower Secondary School (2015), six new primary phase classrooms at Pokra School (2017), and employing two teachers of English at schools which previously had none. We also provided emergency shelter for 276 local families after the April 2015 earthquake.  In late 2017 we embarked on building six new classrooms at Krishna Lower Secondary School , which will include the first specialist science/IT room in the district.

Alongside all this are ongoing initiatives to improve standards of teaching and learning, including an in-service training programme for teachers. We visit the area regularly (John and other trustees twice a year; Binay monthly) to assess needs and make sure that work is on target.

Our emphasis throughout is on close cooperation with local communities and at each school we have agreed development plans which are reviewed twice a year with staff and school management committees.

Charity No: 1164875

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