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

HCC 2018: Year of Leadership

We are thrilled to announce “Leadership” as our central theme for 2018. All year, we will be highlighting the extraordinary leaders and examples of leadership in our global HCC community. Committed HCC supporters like you have activated the multitude of...

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...

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.

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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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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  • Today is World Day of Social Justice. To support social justice for orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal, donate through the link in bio. Thank you for your support of children in need.
  • A year ago, Sita was recovering from surgery to repair an improperly set broken arm from her days before HCC support. Click the link in bio to learn more about how HCC rural programs support a child’s future and their immediate needs today.
  • Celebrate the ones you love❤️Spreading love and gratitude to our HCC Family today
  • Why HCC? “We were called to develop a methodology that would not only provide orphaned and abandoned children with an education...but also with a civic purpose that would create a generation of leaders”- Bruce Keenan, Co-Founder, Himalayan Children’s Charities
  • Students Bina and Pushpa involved in coaching a wheelchair basketball team with Engage Nepal
  • We believe women should write their own stories. That’s why we work to equip girls with the tools they need to become the next generation of leaders in Nepal.

Proven Track Record

As a designated Platinum-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.

HCC is a top-rated charity