Our principal financial contributors are Shamrock Educational Trust, The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust, Cheltenham College and The White Horse Federation who are all based in the UK.
100% of all donations collected are allocated to funding specific projects such as (1) the hiring of qualified teachers of Mathematics, English, Humanities and Science (2) Support for pupils who apply to study at colleges and universities in Nepal and abroad (3) A new generator to power the school during “daily” power cuts.
We also fund the running costs rent and maintenance of the school buildings and equipment, children’s food, books and uniforms and fuel, water and electricity.
Shamrock Educational Trust was set up by Andy Ryder, Sue Bohane and Todd Death in 2013 to support Shamrock School in Nepal with much needed funding. The initial goal was to provide enough funds to pay for the teachers’ salaries. As the trust built a community of individual and organizational sponsors it was then able to take on the responsibility for funding the whole operation. As a UK charity the trust makes an annual declaration to the UK Charities Commission and is fully compliant with all its rules and regulations. The trust is also able to claim 25% Gift Aid from the UK government on top of every donation made by UK tax payers.
The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools to which we would be proud to send our own children. In 2014 Lauren Costello OBE, Executive Managing Director for Education Strategy and a founding member/trustee of the WHF, became involved in regular fundraising with her team in Swindon. The Federation’s Swindon Teaching School works closely with Shamrock School to provide top-quality volunteer teacher trainers and advice on policy. Lauren currently chairs Shamrock School Governing Committee.
Cheltenham College has been educating young people since 1841. They are one of the foremost public co-educational boarding schools in the country, with an enviable reputation for academic achievement and breadth of extra-curricular opportunities. In 2009 Harriette Tilley followed in her father’s footsteps by visiting Shamrock School. She volunteered with her classmates Emily Golden and Camilla Gray for a period of one month. A couple of years later Lucy Gray and Darcey Edwards trekked out to continue in the Cheltenham college tradition. By 2015 Fiona and Gordon Busbridge were ready to retire from the college and spent 3 months having the time of their lives. In July 2015, Dominic Faulkner, who supported the previous expeditions, arranged closer ties with the school. Donations from events at Cheltenham College have helped provide earthquake victims with food, shelter and forward planning (facilitated by Shamrock School & Staff). From 2016 Cheltenham College have pledged sponsorship for two children in each class at Shamrock School. Dominic Faulkner is a member of the Shamrock School Governing Committee responsible for fundraising and child protection policies.
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