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:
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.
So far 3,585 copies of our book, Shanti
the Grass-eating Lion have been sent to Uganda to be given to former
child soldiers. The book teaches children to forgive others who have
wronged them by first separating any wrongdoers from their actions.
That way it becomes fine to hate what wrongdoers do, but not the person
who does wrong. We hope this will help to free children and young people
from a future life of anger, hatred and the desire to take revenge against
those who have harmed them.
Our other works paid for separately include or will include:
Coming soon: Reforming retail banking through
our consumer organisation Honourable Banking
To help safeguard the world's financial systems we are setting up a
people-power initiative to help encourage high levels of ethical behaviour
and achievement in the world's banks. Our purpose is to help all banks
become much more mindful of their society's best interests and mindful
of not causing poverty. Our first effort will focus on the United Kingdom,
but it should be easy relatively to replicate all over the world.
Coming Soon: The Tree
Planters Employment Society.
To help fight climate change we intend to employ disadvantaged people
to do large tree planting projects and to help run renewable energy
projects. Trees will be planted to help restore forests previously
devastated by widespread deforestation in carefully selected areas.
By disadvantaged people we mean the landless poor, refugees, ex-prisoners,
people with mental health problems, homeless people, people with learning
disabilities and people with visual impairments and so on —
people who normally struggle to gain fairly paid work. This
work should 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.
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.