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

HCC update from the USA (Summer 2016)

HCC Sponsor Appreciation Dinner This year’s dinner honoring the HCC sponsors was held on July 15th in Atlanta, GA. HCC founders and co-directors Bruce and Susan Keenan hosted the event, in order to show their gratitude for the support of the sponsors for our...

Meet Rehna Sheth: HCC’s International Youth Ambassador

Rehna Sheth is always ready to offer her services wherever she can. Since her family (Anu Sheth and Lokendra Upadhyay) became sponsors of Saraswati and Shristi two years ago, Rehna has helped to fundraise and spread the word about HCC’s work. This year, she...

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

Hotel Internship Update – by Ram

Hello / Namaste !!! While waiting for my grade 12 exam results, I have been working as an intern in a hotel kitchen in Thamel as an assistant chef. This is just a training but also a chance for me to learn more and improve myself in terms of cooking and getting...

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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Joined a beautiful dinner tonight supporting @hccnepal & raising funds for children in rural Nepal orphaned by the earthquake - to help keep them in school. To learn more about Himalayan Children's Charities work, visit http://hccnepal.org/

Thank you to @monafuckinglisa for organizing this fun event in New York. Thank you to all our friends for coming out and supporting our cause.
  • The 90+ earthquake-orphaned #children #survivors in our #DCI program in rural #Nepal are at risk for #trafficking, #childmarriage, #childlabor, and dropping out of school. Together, we can #dosomething and make an #impact in their lives and in #humanity. Visit dcinepal.org to learn more.
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  • Another proud moment from HCC!!! He is #overcoming all odds as an #orphan #child in #Nepal to excel in school, sports, and life!!! #topgrades #mvp #bestbrother #goodkid #football #soccer #helpful #love #happy #hccnepal #family #mondaymotivation #monday #inspiration
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