Please help bring Literacy to Children in Nepal    

Please help by making a donation. Each donation will be represented on our Christmas tree by a decoration. The decorations are different colours representing different amounts - see below for suggested donations. With your help we hope to have a brightly coloured, fully decorated Christmas tree, by December 25th, symbolising the funding of "our" teacher Llami Sherpa. 

Asia Bookroom guarantees that 100% of your donation goes to Classrooms in Clouds who administer this programme.

Approximately $20 pays a teacher's wages for a day in Nepal...

As I write our Christmas tree stands completely empty. However with each donation the tree will fill with colour and the days of classroom education grow for the children in this Nepalese class in 2018.

Together we can educate a class full of Nepalese children! Asia Bookroom customers and staff did it last year
raising $5057.26  which was the wages of Llami Sherpa for this year. What a great result - thank you!! 


This is how our Christmas tree works:

A donation of $20 will pay Llami's wages for a day and a red Christmas decoration will be placed on our Christmas tree to symbolise your

A blue decoration represents $50 and pays her wages for 2 and 1/2 days 

A green decoration represents $100 and pays her wages for a week

A gold decoration represents $200 and pays her wages for two weeks

Or you may give another amount - every donation is appreciated - great or small. For example $10 still makes a

Thank you for your support - your donation will change the course of a Nepalese child's

As your contribution goes directly to Classrooms in the Clouds, please send us either cheques or money orders made payable to Classrooms in the Clouds or, if you can, visit us in Canberra and we will take cash! If you would like to donate via the Classrooms in the Clouds website you can do so; they will accept both Paypal and credit card. Just be sure to let us know you are doing this so that we can count it towards our united efforts to raise Llami Sherpa's salary!
Unfortunately we are unable to accept credit card payments in the shop.

More about "our" teacher Llami Sherpa

Her name is Teacher Llami Sherpa, she is 27 years old and fairly recently qualified. Apart from being their teacher Llami is also an excellent role model for the young girls in school. Unfortunately Nepalese girls often do not finish their schooling because of family demands to help out in the home and sometimes these girls  marry even at this very young age. 

Ever present poverty is the big issue for the children of the Shree Sagarmatha Secondary School in Bung. With your help we hope to once again raise the approximately $5130 that will cover Llami's salary for 2018.

See Llami Sherpa and some of her students talk about her teaching and the school on


Your support means that more Nepalese children can go to school thus achieving their dream of getting away from the grinding poverty of their parents.

For more information read Llami Sherpa's own words below or visit 


 Lami Sherpa, (pictured with some of her students above) talks about what inspires her to teach:

 "It’s me Lami Sherpa from Sagarmatha Secondary School, Bung – 4 Solukhumbu have been teaching profession associated in teaching profession sponsored by CITC in basic level. Classroom in the Clouds has supported this school providing two teachers, I am one of them. I have taken training provided by Reed Nepal, Classroom in the clouds on teaching development. Before the training I felt difficulty in teaching and after training I am inspired through various teaching teaching skills so that I am fond of teaching small kids preaching new skills and I also feel quite wonderful. I can lead them for hours using child oriented song, games and group activities. I am informed in the training about teaching materials so I have practiced and make my classes interesting, wonderful, fruitful where all the students are engaged in learning at that time I’d be proud. Using various teaching method and teaching technique students are to learn enthusiastically that I felt. All the students are enthusiastic however one Tuladhan kulung is hard working, intelligent and honest who reads in class two whose father was deceased in trekking falling in avalanche and his mother eloped leaving four children in their house and his uncle was compelled to care the children who is kind and he is caring all the children equally.12 years old Thuladhan Kulung (pictured below carrying rocks to supplement the family income) is so longing type and before and after the school hour. He supports the house working in the farm, cutting grass, carrying wood. However he is talent in all subjects. He is expert in drawing, reading and playing games too. If he will get positive assistance he will be a good personality in future.
At last I would like to remember Tuladhan who is talent, hardworking, student that keeps inspiring me to teach and I promise to bolster him by teaching actively and effectively."