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

Scholarship Application

  Himalayan Children's Charities is awarding one scholarship for higher education (plus 2) support to one Nepali orphaned girl, who has lost at least one parent, and who has completed Class 10 and her SEE in 2017.  To apply, please fill out the application at the...

Trekking Mt. Everest for HCC

Up until a few months ago, Tom Watkins had never heard of HCC. Now, Tom is one of HCC's most public and most adventurous supporters. In April of 2018, Tom will be raising money for Himalayan Children’s Charities by trekking and photographing a portion of Mt. Everest,...

Dhading Scholarships Field Report June 2017

On June, 6th, 7th and 8th, HCC Staff Laxmi Karki and Khil Bahadur Thapa journeyed to Dhading with DP Aryal and Fun Kids Nepal to check on the progress of HCC students in the Dhading Children's Initiative (DCI). Laxmi and Khil met with students, received updates on...

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

Shristi Volunteers for Charity Girls Athletic Tournament

HCC Student Shristi wrote about her volunteer work for a charity futsal tournament for female empowerment held by the organization Girls Empowered by Travel. Futsal is a derivative of soccer played indoors with 5 person teams.  I am a student of Mass Communication and...

Intern Spotlight: Summer Intern Maia Pandey

The following is an interview with Maia Pandey, the HCC Summer Intern for 2017.  My name is Maia Pandey, and I am a rising sophomore at Buckingham Browne & Nichols school. I was born in Lexington, Massachusetts. Both of my parents are from Nepal, so we often visit...

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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  • Thank you @girls_empowered_by_travel and @shinymunchkins for cohosting this amazing opportunity with us! The students loved meeting the visiting Shiny Munchkins team from Singapore. We had an incredible 2 days of learning and fun!! #nepal #singapore #travel #wanderlust #visitnepal #empowerment #newfriends #summercamp #makeadifference #charity #nonprofit #Repost @girls_empowered_by_travel (@get_repost)
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Meaning travel with Singaporean group. 
Thank you Shiny munchkins for everything and wonderful team,  who sold home cookies to raise the fund to help the kids of Nepal :)
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  • Less than a year ago, Monika was 5 years old, traveling alone among displaced persons camps, looking for food and shelter for the night. A few days ago, she had a ball with Program Coordinator Mun Maya and Intern Maia, proudly giving them a tour of her school, showing them the student study hall, her room and, of course, where she keeps her shoes!😉Monika is safe, loving school, well cared for and that smile-what a difference in 8 months! That smile is what HCC is all about. #makeadifference #thursdaymotivation #motivation #beboldforchange #education #love #family #inspire #smile #laughter #giggles #hugs #humanity #kids #travel #hope #thrive #daretodream #giveback #givehope #donate #charity #nonprofit #nepal
  • Jiwan, one of our graduates, is currently working towards a master's degree in computer animation. Here is one of his sketches he drew during his down time from school. His incredible talent is obvious, and we are so thrilled to see him pursuing his dreams and passions #artistsoninstagram #art #artist #drawing #freehand #freehanddrawing #artmatters #followyourdreams #dream #passion #inspire #computeranimation #orphan #orphancare #giveback #makeadifference #charity #nonprofit #nepal
  • Out with the old and in with the new! We've replaced the old hoop at Khushi Ghar and have a brand new one just in time for the #weekend!! #tgif #weekendvibes #basketball #gametime #nba #studentathlete #athletes #futureleaders #summer #summerfun #nonprofit #charity #makeadifference #education #giveback #kathmandu #nepal
  • Thank you so much to @queengotham Jillian Sage for the incredible NYC HCC Yoga afternoon @exhalespa Central Park South!! What an amazing opportunity for community with our NYC HCC family. Sincerest thanks to Jillian Sage and Exhale Spa❤️🙏#nyc #newyork #exhale #exhalespa #yoga #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #giveback #makeadifference #mondaymotivation #sundayfunday #dogood #breathe #charity #nonprofit #nepal
  • Our DCI students overcome unimaginable odds to receive an education, and yet these kids are unstoppable. In 2015, Dhading was one of the hardest hit regions by the earthquake, but an education is a sustainable pathway out of poverty and into leadership roles to improve their communities at the local level. Check out our June DCI report on our HCC news blog and donate today on our website to support the education and the future of these leaders-in-training. #mondaymotivation #education #disasterrelief #earthquake #earthquakerelief #nepalearthquake #makeadifference #giveback #empowerment #beboldforchange #inspire #children #charity #changetheworld #nonprofit #potential #futureleaders #dhading #nepal

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Proven Track Record

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