The CAIRN Trust (Child Aid In Rural Nepal)

CAIRN Libraries

To share the joys of books and reading among the poorest children in Nepal through the provision of libraries. To inspire teachers through the provision of training and educational resources for staff working in rural areas. To provide a hub for reading and learning for rural communities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2015 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120038)




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Libraries in rural Nepal continue to be scarce and those which do exist are poorly resourced. Books are deemed valuable items and the few books available are often locked away as prized possessions. Pupils still learn via the rote method and have no books from which to gain inspiration or to learn from. Teachers lack the books & teaching resources essential for their development and also for inspiring themselves and their pupils. Adults & elders in the community are also hungry for books.


CAIRN will open the doors to books and the love of reading by building CAIRN Libraries in some of the poorest rural communities. We will equip the libraries with between 1,000-3,000 dual publication, age relevant books. Libraries will also contain valuable learning resources e.g. puzzles & games. We will also train up and develop two librarian staff per school to teach people to read and ensure sustainable Library management by the community.