CLCR | The Centre for Learning and Children's Rights - About CLCR

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 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-2006-2018

Heartland School students - current 440
Heartland College students (opened 2015) 70
Heartland School students - graduated 154
Heartland School scholarships provided 225
Nepali teachers trained 136
People impacted each day by our Nepali projects 1380

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) - 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 '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 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.