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

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...

Biannual Update 2017 from HCC Team

The following update was sent out with our sponsor updates this past month. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please reach out to us at contact@hccnepal.org  Dear HCC Family, We would like to take a moment to celebrate our accomplishments and the...

Free Yoga with HCC in NYC this June

Calling all New Yorkers! If you live in the New York tri-state area, or you will be visiting the New York area this June, join us for community, free yoga, and a chance to speak with Director of Nepal Programs Sadie Green as she visits the US over the summer. Exhale...

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

Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Project Coordinated by HCC Grads

HCC Graduate Khil is currently HCC's Program Operations Officer. He previously worked as a Program Coordinator on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of YUWA. He also serves as Vice President of Girls Empowered by Travel. He wrote the following report of his...

Barsha Travels to Dang with Sickle Cell Research Team

HCC Student Barsha wrote this report about her experience working with a medical research team from the University of British Columbia.  Last month I had my final exams for grade 12, and I did very well. After finishing the exams, I had an opportunity to go to Dang...

HCC Graduate Returns Home to Vote for the First Time

HCC Graduate and current HCC staff member Laxmi returned to her hometown to vote in the first local and municipal elections held in Nepal in 20 years. Laxmi wrote this reflection on her experience returning home to vote.  The trip to Sindhupalchok, the place where I...

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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  • 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
  • In rural Nepal, keeping children in school keeps them safe from exploitation. Today is World Day Against Child Labor, focusing this year on children in areas of conflict and disaster. Two years after the earthquake, Nepal's children remain vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. Help us keep children in school to keep them safe and ensure a future of self-reliance and dignity. #worlddayagainstchildlabour #childlabour  #humantrafficking #children #childrenscharity #disasterrelief #earthquakerelief #makeadifference #mondaymotivation #responsibility #socialawareness #giveback #inspire #nonprofit #charity #nepal #dhading
  • Happy #internationalchildrensday! All children deserve futures of self-reliance and dignity. Thank you for your support and for your passion in ensuring that the most vulnerable children have the opportunity to reach their full potential #childrensday #charity #nonprofit #childrenscharity #giveback #makeadifference #futureleaders #potential #responsibility #socialawareness #inspire
  • Happy #selfiemonday from Dhading! HCC Grad and HCC Staff member Mun Maya hanging out with some of our youngest students in Dhading❤️ #selfie #selfietime #friendshipgoals #friendship #education #giveback #makeadifference #responsibility #socialawareness #nonprofit #beboldforchange #charity #changetheworld #children #futureleaders #hope #future #dhading #nepal
  • Did somebody say FREE YOGA? Join HCC in NYC on June 25th at 2:30 PM @exhalespa Central Park South for fun, community and a chance to chat with Director of Nepal Programs Sadie Green about all things HCC! Admission is FREE, but space is extremely LIMITED, so RSVP now to sign up! Sign up via our Facebook page or Twitter page @hccnepal or copy the link below #yoga #freeyoga #nyc #newyork #yogainspiration #charity #fitness #fitnessmotivation #breathe #socialawareness #responsibility #giveback  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-yoga-with-himalayan-childrens-charities-exhale-central-park-south-tickets-34807549317
  • HCC Grad Laxmi walked for an HOUR to vote in the historic #nepalelection. Read her report on her experience voting for the first time on our Student Update blog on our website #mondaymotivation #dedication #inspiration #motivation #vote #responsibility #socialawareness #youthleader #socialeducation #leadership #futureleaders #Nepal #beboldforchange

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