Himalayan Children’s Charities

Creating a viable future for today’s youth.

HCC's Signature Program

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

Earthquake Orphan Scholarship Program

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

Life Skills and Mentorship Program

Preparing teens for life on their own after graduation.

HCC Group Home - Khushi Ghar

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

News & Stories

Guest Column: Going Home to Khushi Ghar

HCC Supporter Katie Naber wrote a guest column about her visits to HCC Youth Home Khushi Ghar. Check out her reflection on her most recent visit in November of 2017.  My first time visiting Nepal was in 2011 to teach English to the students of Himalayan Children's...

Photos from the Annual Atlanta Fundraiser are Available Online

Our Annual Fundraiser in Atlanta at Sweetwater Brewing Company was a smashing success and raised thousands of dollars to support HCC Students and Programming. We had a wonderful night of beer tasting, music, silent auction, raffle and community among friends, old and...

Sponsor Corner: Meet Sherry Jones

Often when we think of an activist or a philanthropist, we think of the most famous names in the world, from Bill Gates to Malala Yousafzai. However, most activists and philanthropists are not household names; most activists are your neighbors, friends, and you,...

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.

Student Updates

Rina and Kabita Featured in The Himalayan Times

HCC students Kabita and Rina were mentioned in The Himalayan Times, Nepal's top English daily newspaper, for their achievements as members of the Reliance School Girls Basketball team. In a nail biter final at the 24th Annual Gyan Carnival, Rina's 11 points...

Rupesh Graduates with Bachelor’s in Hotel Management

Earlier this Fall, Rupesh, one of HCC's Signature Program students, graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from the Global College Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education in Kathmandu. As a part of the completion of his degree, Rupesh completed...

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.

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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  • “Article 26. (1) Everyone has the right to education...Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”-The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Education is a human right for all. Join us to make that right a reality for children in need.
  • According to the UN, an estimated 7000 Nepali women and girls per year are trafficked to India, mostly to brothels. HCC distributes anti-trafficking comics to help children and communities identify and avoid potential trafficking situations. We join the global community in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by working to prevent the trafficking of women and girls.
  • Did you know that from now until December 31st, @paypal Giving Fund will donate an additional 1% of every donation made to HCC through their Holiday Giving donate page? Click the link in bio to make a tax deductible donation to support orphaned, abandoned and at risk children this holiday season❤️
  • Happy Thanksgiving to our US based HCC Family. We’re giving thanks today for our incredible HCC Family around the world 🇺🇸🇳🇵🌏
  • Check out this great #tbt post from our Annual Atlanta Fundraiser last year!! We cannot wait to Party for a Cause with you all TOMORROW!! Still need tickets? Check out our link in bio. Can’t make it to Atlanta? You can bid on our fabulous auction items from anywhere in the world! Click the link in bio to get started. See you tomorrow #atlanta! 🎉🍻
  • One week away #Atlanta! Take it from HCC Youth Council Atlanta President Rehna-our Party for a Cause is going to be a blast! Click the link in bio for tickets and to check out our silent auction items (bidding is open!). Can’t make it? You can still bid on our silent auction items from anywhere in the world. Register today and share-we can’t wait to see you there! 🎉🍻🇳🇵🇺🇸✨

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Proven Track Record

As a designated GOLD-level GuideStar Exchange partner, HCC has demonstrated its commitment to transparency with regards to its operations, board and management, and fully disclosed and audited financial statements. You can view HCC’s information within GuideStar.

HCC is also listed as a 2014-2017 Top-Rated nonprofit by Great Nonprofits. View our full listing with Great Nonprofits, which includes reviews by third parties. Also read our related press release.

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