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

Renowned Nepali Artist Visits Khushi Ghar

As the former Chancellor of the Academic Council at the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Kiran Manandhar has worked tirelessly for years to ensure that Nepali art, artists and traditions receive support and the opportunity to grow. After obtaining his MFA in painting from...

Happy Nepali New Year!

Happy Nepali New Year to all! According to the Vikram Samvat calendar, which runs about 56-57 years earlier  than the Gregorian calendar, the current year is 2074! This year, the Nepali New Year fell on April 13 and we're thrilled to celebrate it with our HCC Family....

How Comic Books Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal

According to anti-trafficking advocates, 54 children go missing in Nepal every day, often becoming victims of human trafficking. HCC, along with CauseVision, is using anti-trafficking comic books in rural communities to help stop trafficking. In the US, comic books...

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

Students Celebrate Earth Day by Gardening

From after school tutoring to organizing clean ups of Bal Mandir orphanage, HCC students are no strangers to giving back to their communities. Now HCC students are working to give back to the earth by forging environmentally sustainable solutions in their own backyard...

Student-Run Knitting Class Offers Fun and Community

  After buckling down and studying for weeks for their final exams, HCC students are currently basking in a well-earned spring break of almost one month. During break periods, HCC sets up a variety of activities for students to participate in to keep them engaged...

Students Volunteering with Orchid Garden Nepal

One of the cornerstones of HCC's "Leaders Training Leaders" educational philosophy is the importance of giving back to the community. HCC students have always thrived on the notion of using their skills, talents and hearts to transform the lives of those in need....

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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  • This week marks the 2 year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal that caused the death of nearly 9,000 people and the displacement of thousands more. HCC's Dhading Children's Initiative is a collaborative response to the needs of children and families in rural Nepal post earthquake to help children and families transcend their circumstances. 100 children have been served by the DCI program since its inception in 2015. To support us as we expand our reach to more children in need, donate at hccnepal.org 🇳🇵 #nepalearthquake #nepal #empowerment #socialawareness #globalpartners #changetheworld #savethechildren #charity #philanthropy #disasterrelief #earthquakerelief #education #endpoverty #futureleaders
  • 🌏Happy Earth Day from Kathmandu! 11 HCC students and staff had a blast volunteering with the U.S. Embassy, Nepal for their Earth Day Street Clean Up. As Bina said, "I would have never imagined this could be so much fun!" Thank you @usembassynepal! How do you #earthday ? #happyearthday #volunteer #giveback #local #thinklocal #savetheplanet #gogreen #Green #climate #environment #ecology #cleanup #cleanuptime #homeiswheretheheartis #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #nepal  #kathmandu #usembassy #🌏 #💚
  • Did you know that "Khushi Ghar" means "Happy Home" in Nepali? Hira, Director of Hostel Services and Den Mother of Khushi Ghar, leads our students in morning yoga during their spring break to keep them focused and centered for their activities. Khushi Ghar is a community where staff and students together make it a Happy Home #happyhome #community #yogainspiration #yoga #breathe #family #givethanks #happyhumpday #nepal #homeiswheretheheartis
  • Renowned Nepali artist Kiran Manandhar visited Khushi Ghar for a 3 hour student workshop on art, expression and life lessons gleaned from his own experience. Thank you to Mr. Manandhar for teaching, inspiring and reiterating the crucial element of self expression in a well rounded education. #mondaymotivation #artmatters #art #artist #freedrawing #drawing #pastel #artseducation #community #local #localartist #givethanks #nepal #kathmandu
  • Happy Nepali New Year HCC Family!! ❤🎉😘🌏 #nepalinewyear #happynewyear #happynewyear2074 #family #community #🌏
  • For us, #nationalsiblingday is an opportunity to celebrate our HCC Family! Thank you for being a part of it ❤#nepal #kathmandu #family #inspiration #togetherwecan #changetheworld #makeadifference

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