The CAIRN Trust (Child Aid In Rural Nepal)

CAIRN Educational Awards (CEA's)

Help 14,000 children in Nepal go to school by 2014 through Educational Awards. The Awards fund the children's school related fees and equip them with supplies which are essential for academic success. Their performance is monitored termly, both at home and at school, through trained social workers.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120038)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




In Nepal, education is still not compulsory and with 50% of the population living on less then 50p/day, education is an expensive commodity for most rural communities. Historically, children attend school irregularly with no books, pencils or learning equipment. As a result, literacy rates are as low as 11% in some areas and school attendance very low. As parents must pay for all secondary education costs,33% of children who start school age 6 drop out by the age of 10 years due to poverty.


CEA's alleviate this huge financial burden of education on some of the poorest families enabling their children to enrol and attend school regularly, and ultimately improve literacy rates. The Awards fund the recipients school related fees and bi-annually provides them with a bag of essential educational supplies including age and grade specific school uniform, stationery and books. The recipients progress is monitored termly, both at school and home, through trained social workers.