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

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...

HCC Founder Bruce Keenan Featured on The Huffington Post

Can everyone do a little something every day to change the world? Check out Mitch Ditkoff's article on the Huffington Post "A Beginner's Guide to Helping Orphans" which details 10 tips that everyone can do to help change an orphan's life. It features HCC Founder Bruce...

Shaking Off the Winter Blues with HCC in NYC

On February 28th of this year in New York City, Friends of HCC participated in our Winter Blues Fundraiser, raising funds to support our students while also celebrating our burgeoning NYC community. By the end of the night, 8 more students received sponsor ships and...


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.


We envision a world in which all children have a happy, safe and healthy childhood with access to opportunities for empowered and dignified lives.


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

GiriRaj Wins Award for Article on Social Media Usage

HCC Student GiriRaj wrote an article for DWIT News, the first and only Nepalese online daily newspaper managed and run completely by college students. DWIT News is associated with the Deerwalk Institute of Technology, which is an affiliate of the larger Institute of...

Student Update: Shristi

This blog post was written by HCC student Shristi GC.  Hello Everyone! How are you all doing? I am fine here and hope everything is good there. The temperature here is not that cold now and starting to get hot. I am regularly attending my college. I am giving my unit...

Staff Spotlight: Hira

For the past seven years, HCC students have come home to Kushi Ghar, a place that not only serves to house, feed and clothe them, but also as place where they have a nurturing, loving home. Hira Niraula Sapkota has spent the past seven years ensuring that not only is...



Destitute children have little chance of survival in their society. Doesn’t every child deserve a chance?


Through quality education and leadership training, HCC students are becoming the young, vibrant leaders that Nepal needs to break the cycle of poverty.


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.


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.


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.



  • 13,000 Nepalese trafficked every year. 200,000 Nepalese women and children currently enslaved in brothels in India. 54 Nepalese children go missing every day. We Can End This. Join our movement to stop human trafficking by providing 10,000 educational anti-human trafficking comic books to the most vulnerable areas of Nepal, teaching children and their families how to recognize and avoid potential trafficking situations. $1 prints 5 comics. Join the movement today. To learn more, visit our Facebook page to read and share how comics can save lives #notforsale #humantrafficking #endpoverty #stopslavery #nepal
  • Kathmandu's pollution problem affects all residents, including our students and their ability to learn. @bbcnews investigates steps taken to mitigate this problem. Check out HCC Student Giriraj's article in DWIT News about the limited public transit options and the affect on students, located on our Facebook page #bbc #bbcnews #greencity #city #airpollution #pollution #soicanbreathe #environment #environmentallyfriendly #kathmandu #nepal
  • Happy International Women's Day! Nine HCC students are on the Reliance School Girls Basketball team, and these incredible young women won the 15th Gyan Niketan Championship of 2017! We celebrate these leaders of tomorrow, these young women who inspire us by defying circumstance and working fearlessly to achieve their full potential. Thank you to all of the women leaders working tirelessly to change the world by leading HCC staff, students and supporters🏀#internationalwomensday #powerladies #girlpower #letgirlslearn #femaleathleteinspiration #futureleaders #teamwork #giveback #nepal
  • What can you do to #changetheworld today? Read and share this @huffingtonpost article by @mitchditkoff featuring our very own Bruce Keenan! Get tips on easy but important things you can do every day to empower yourself to make a difference in an  orphan's life. Spreading the word on ways we can tackle the orphan crisis makes a HUGE difference! A desire to change the world is the only prerequisite required to change the world. Check it out on our Facebook page @hccnepal #makeadifference #charity #giveback #volunteer #endpoverty #nepal
  • Our Winter Blues Fundraiser in NYC was an incredible night! Thank you to our supporters, thank you @earlsbeerandcheese, and thank you NYC! We are in awe of the continued generosity in our growing HCC Family. Last night, just by having a beer, you made a huge difference in an orphan's life. #partyforhumanity #beercheese #giveback #partyforacause #nyc #nepal #charity
  • Join us right now #nyc!! We are hopping and the beer cheese is here🧀Come #partyforhumanity @earlsbeerandcheese #nyc #charity #giveback #nepal @earlsbeerandcheese

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