Quality education is not available to so many poor children in Nepal. Many intelligent children born into small, subsistence-farming communities in villages high in the Himalayas, who dream of one day becoming a nurses, teachers or doctors, never get the chance to rise above a basic primary school education. The children at Shamrock school experience so much more. They follow the Nepali national curriculum through the medium of English - They are visited by volunteers from around the world - They are inspired and educated through experiential learning methods - While appreciating what their own culture has to offer, they learn about the opportunities of the world outside their mountainous borders These children aspire to be doctors, engineers, nurses and teachers... Some of our students are disabled, Some are orphans, all come from financially poor backgrounds and... ALL of them want to learn
We are a dedicated team of volunteers, helping to raise funds, offering our free time and skills to support the successful and efficient running of Shamrock School Nepal. The school which was founded by ex-Gurkha Captain Duncan Cradden in 2006 is managed by our resident volunteer Michael Newton. QUALITY TEACHING is provided by local Nepalese teachers through the medium of English, resulting in underprivileged children achieving more than if they had not lived and learnt at SHAMROCK SCHOOL. After volunteering with refurbishment, teacher training and spending time with the children at the school, we have pledged to help as best we can in the future - We are following up on our pledges by raising funds and organizing opportunities for volunteers to offer their skills at the school.
For so many people who simply want to help those less fortunate than themselves, it can be difficult to choose a cause to which you know absolutely every penny goes directly to those people in need.
With zero administration costs, not one salary paid to any volunteer you can rest assured that this is the type of charity you have been looking for.
The children at Shamrock School are selected from villages across Nepal. The enrolment criteria are twofold. Firstly the children must score well above average in an intelligence test and secondly they must come from financially underprivileged backgrounds. Some of the children are orphans, others have parents who are too old, too sick or too poor to afford a decent schooling for these gifted young people.
Civil war, earthquakes and a struggling economy have left Nepal in a difficult place for the youth to see a future .. at Shamrock we have a motto (which we borrowed from Winston Churchill) that motto is “NEVER GIVE UP”