Himalayan Children’s Charities

Creating a viable future for today’s youth.

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HCC's Signature Program

Caring for, educating, and mentoring orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal through university or technical degrees.

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Dhading Children's Initiative

A collaborative earthquake response to the needs of orphaned children in rural Nepal.

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Life Skills Program

Preparing teens for life on their own after graduation.

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HCC Group Home - Khushi Ghar

Our group home provides a family environment to nurture our students.

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News & Stories

From the Founder’s Desk: Why Nepal?

Dear HCC Family, “Why Nepal?” It’s a question I get asked often. Susan and I have dedicated the past 17 years of our life to transforming the lives of at risk children in Nepal, yet there are many places in the world experiencing hardship. It is very difficult to...

Winter Blues Fundraiser in NYC!

Shake off those Winter Blues with Friends of HCC! Join us on February 28th at Earl's Beer & Cheese in New York City for a night of fun, drinks and a raffle! RSVP by joining our Facebook...

Why Nepal? Director of Nepal Program Development Looks to 2017

Dear HCC friends and family, How to write about the poverty in Nepal without reducing it all to impersonal numbers and imperial statistics? Yes, Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world, with staggering levels of poverty, discrimination, and lack of...

Purpose

Our purpose is to transform the lives of orphaned and abandoned children by breaking cycles of poverty; creating opportunities for fulfilled, self-reliant futures; and encouraging a culture of giving back.

Vision

We envision a world in which all children have a happy, safe and healthy childhood with access to opportunities for empowered and dignified lives.

Mission

Our mission is to provide nurturing care, education and mentorship to 1,000 at-risk children in Nepal by 2020.

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Student Updates

Sita’s Surgery Recovery Update

Earlier this year, while one of our co-founders Bruce Keenan was checking up on our programming in Nepal, he was visiting our programs with Sylvia, a friend of HCC and a doctor from Italy. She noticed that our student Sita had once had a broken arm that had been...

Quick Quote: Jasmati’s Experience at the HCC Annual Picnic

"Picnic is an excursion taken by the family members or friends outside for a refreshment and a reunion. Likewise, this year we planned to go for a family picnic to get ourselves away from the Kathmandu valley for a refreshment. We planned a picnic to go to a famous...

TOP 5 REASONS TO GIVE TO HCC

1. MENTORSHIP OF AT-RISK CHILDREN CREATES POSITIVE FUTURES.

Destitute children have little chance of survival in their society. Doesn’t every child deserve a chance?

2. EDUCATION BREAKS THE POVERTY CYCLE.

Through quality education and leadership training, HCC students are becoming the young, vibrant leaders that Nepal needs to break the cycle of poverty.

3. EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IS VITAL FOR SUCCESS.

HCC’s group home, “Khushi Ghar” (Happy Home) creates a family environment. Nurturing house parents guide them in life skills, and the Mentorship Program supports their self-awareness, self-esteem and self-expression.

4. ORPHANED CHILDREN ARE VULNERABLE TO TRAFFICKING, CHILD LABOR AND EARLY MARRIAGE.

HCC scholarships for orphans of the 2015 earthquakes allow for them to stay in local communities and attend school. Educating youth is a viable, long term strategy for sustainable, local re-building and progress.

5. HCC HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY.

For 16 years, HCC has been solving problems and adding value with transparent processes, accessible personnel, and committed partners. Multiple review-based nonprofit awards assures you that contributions go where they are needed most – helping the underprivileged children of Nepal.

Reports & Financials

HCC has been a good steward of your generous donations. Because of the dedication of our volunteers in the US, we are able to send a greater proportion of our donations to help the kids in Nepal.

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HCC & Student Accomplishments

students are studying or have studied in university. Eight of them have graduated with degrees.

Number of orphaned and abandoned students currently enrolled in HCC's Signature, Earthquake, and Scholarship programs

children received nurturing care, quality education, and cutting-edge mentorship since HCC was founded.

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  • The scale of global poverty can be overwhelming. Empower yourself today by making a difference in a child's life. No action is too small. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time. Visit us on hccnepal.org and @hccnepal on Facebook #volunteer #giveback #makeadifference #onemorestudent #endpoverty #nepal
  • Why Nepal? Up until a few weeks ago, 5 year old Monika has been traveling from IDP camp to IDP camp for several years, each night looking for a warm place to rest and some food to eat. Please read more about her incredible story from Director of Nepal Program Development Sadie Green on our news blog at hccnepal.org. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time. #onemorestudent #giveback #makeadifference #volunteer #dogood #nepal
  • A BIG SHOUT OUT to @everest_crew_official! Thank you for coming to visit us at Khushi Ghar today and for sharing your time, knowledge, and skills 👌👍👏 #hiphop #bboying #nepal🇳🇵#repost
  • Shake off those Winter Blues with Friends of HCC! Come one, come all to HCC's Winter Blues Fundraiser at @earlsbeerandcheese in NYC on February 28 from 7-10 PM. Have a drink (or two!) and you are supporting HCC! Register on our Facebook page today #nyc #nepal #sm4np #makeadifference #fundraiser #charity #children #giveback
  • #throwback this morning! Here's a photo of some of the cast of last year's original ballet "Rainbow: The Colors of Life." Check out our article on the development process, featured on our blog #onemorestudent #makeadifference #givethanks #giveback #sm4np #nepal
  • Happy New Year HCC Family! Thank you for a wonderful 2016. With your help, we are making progress each day towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Let's make 2017 the year to #breakthecycle! #happynewyear #sm4np #givethanks #giveback #makeadifference #volunteer #nepal 🎉

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