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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Earthquake Orphan Scholarship Program

A collaborative earthquake response to the needs of orphaned children in rural Nepal.

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Life Skills and Mentorship 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 Welcomes Higher Education Scholarship Winner

HCC welcomes our newest HCC student Saraswati as the winner of the HCC Scholarship for Higher Education. In July of 2017, HCC announced a scholarship to support higher education for one orphaned Nepali girl. Applicants were required to complete class 10 and their SEE...

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,...

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 Participate in Poetry Writing Workshop

During the school break, HCC Program Coordinators at Khushi Ghar have been hard at work to expose students to a variety of supplemental subjects as well as fun community activities to help them rest for a busy school year while still keeping their minds active and...

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...

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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  • On International Youth Day, we focused on the theme Youth For Peace. Thank you for continually seeing the potential of HCC students as future leaders and future peace makers.
  • Congratulations to the HCC Scholarship for Higher Education Award Winner, Saraswati Tamang! In July, HCC sought applicants for one scholarship for an orphaned girl who had completed class 10 and her SEE (exit exams) in 2017. We are thrilled to award Saraswati with a scholarship to pursue higher education. Saraswati will live in HCC's youth home and plans to study social work. Welcome to the family Saraswati! #nepal #nonprofit #charity #giveback #mondaymotivation #scholarship #scholar #hope #future #futureleaders #socialwork #socialworker #philanthropy #activism #education #highereducation #college #university #school #leadership #orphan #orphancare
  • Monika has been featured in @huffpost! Check out the article (link in bio) to read Monika's story and learn more about the global orphan crisis. Please read and share to make a difference in an orphan's life today! Thank you HCC Family #huffpostgram #nepal #orphan #orphancare #orphancrisis #philanthropy #charity #read #share #children #childrenscharity #giveback #makeadifference #beboldforchange #changetheworld #mondaymotivation #journalism #globalcommunity #hope
  • As the Program Coordinator and Program Operations Officer respectively, Mun Maya and Khil have been implementing and executing extraordinary programming for our students this summer. As former HCC students themselves, Mun Maya and Khil have a unique perspective on the needs of our students and the effect of thoughtful programming on their development. #leaderstrainingleaders #leadership #futureleaders #education #childrenscharity #nonprofit #charity #hccnepal #giveback #givehope #family #familygoals #siblings #siblingsforlife #empowerment #hope #inspire #khushighar #kathmandu #nepal
  • 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

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Proven Track Record

As a designated GOLD-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.

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