Action Clubs encourage and facilitate children and young people
into community volunteering all over the world. Please click the above
Shanti the Grass-eating Lion banner for more information.
Shanti Lion Children's Trust
We have established the Shanti Lion Children's Trust in order
to earn money for the following work:
intend to open orphanages all over the world wherever they most
are needed. It's not difficult to put up buildings and move orphans
into them, but our challenge will be to make stable loving homes
that function as real families. All children will receive a normal
education, as well as special education in how to live successfully.
Much of this will focus on developing good character, but will include
dispute mediation, constructive problem solving and leadership.
They will also be encouraged from a young age into community volunteering,
so they may acquire a strong sense of community belonging. Once
they reach a specific age, we hope to offer them the chance to move
to our other orphanages in other countries and mix with children
from all over the world. This way we hope they will develop a "global
citizen" type mentality as they get used to living with other
children from many different cultural backgrounds.
they graduate it is hoped that many will have the potential to become
pillars of their local community. In this way they may help resolve
the world's problems beginning at a community level. Money and
resources will then be directed toward those graduates who demonstrate
sufficient hunger toward achieving social objectives. This will help
bypass the problems encountered when money and resources are given to
achieve social objectives in needy countries but instead end up in corrupt
We intend to become involved in work to locate and identify child slaves,
free them and finally rehabilitate them. We will also be looking to
extend our work to adults.
We intend to become involved in rehabilitating former child soldiers.
Our other works paid for separately include or will include:
Reforming retail banking through our consumer
To help stabilise the world's financial system we have set up a people-power
initiative to build ethics into the world's banks. Our purpose is to
help the banks become much more mindful of their society's best interests
and mindful of not causing poverty. It is being initially organised
for the United Kingdom, but it should be easily replicated all over
Coming Soon... The Tree Planters Employment Society.
is to employ disadvantaged people to run renewable energy projects
and plant trees to create forest and woodland worldwide in carefully
selected areas. By disadvantaged people we mean ex-prisoners, people
with mental health problems, homeless people, people with learning
disabilities and people with visual impairments, the landless poor,
refugees and so on — people who normally struggle to gain fairly
paid work. This work will help protect and enhance the natural
environment to help reduce the burden, future generations are expected
to face, due to environmental neglect caused by present and past generations.
We intend to start an investment bank. Unlike many existing banks,
all profits will be going toward social objective maximisation,
through helping to fund some of the social and environmental works
outlined on this page and more. An amount of profit will also
be put aside for continued development and expansion.
Micro-credit to help end world poverty
We intend to become involved in directly helping to pull
people out of poverty using micro-credit through not-for-profit
enterprises. To learn more about not-for-profit micro-credit please
We intend to become involved in spreading helpful technology more evenly
around the world. Many people in impoverished countries suffer today
unnecessarily as they cannot access existing technology that could help
them utilise their own resources much more efficiently.