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

Notes from the Field: Dhading Update from Sadie Green

This post is written by Sadie Green, our Director of Nepal Program Development. Sadie is currently located in Kathmandu, Nepal, and recently traveled to Dhading to check up our our Dhading Children's Initiative (DCI).  This week we headed back to northern Dhading,...

Introducing HCC’s One More Student Movement

By the end of this year, HCC is hoping to raise $10,000 to add 4-5 more students to our program. As the holiday season is upon us, HCC is launching its One More Student movement. As we state clearly on our website, HCC’s mission is to “transform the lives of orphaned...

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

As Miss Bishwokarma, Chet Raises her Voice for Others

When I was 6 months old, my father died of stomach pain which could have been an ulcer or appendicitis. After few years, my mother eloped with another man, and I was left alone with my elder sister and 2 elder brothers. When I was abandoned by my parents I felt...

Laxmi’s Journey from HCC Student to HCC Staff Member

I have been a part of HCC since 2004 and from then I have a really strong bond with this organization. I was supported by this organization when I was in Class 4. My parents weren’t able to look after me. They were economically weak and had to put me in an orphanage...

Nepal Facts: What is Dashain?

 We’ve just finished celebrating the longest and one of the most important holidays in Nepal, the 15-day Fall festival known as Dashain. As a national holiday, Nepalis celebrate the festival with family, food, and fun. The holiday aims to celebrate the spiritual...

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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  • Thank you HCC Family. We had a great #givingtuesday thanks to your efforts. What a wonderful way to kick off the Season of Giving! Thank you for your continued support in helping us break the cycle of poverty one student at a time. #onemorestudent #givethanks #giveback #nepal #sm4np #makeadifference #volunteer #everychildmatters #charity #seasonofgiving
  • Psst! Want to know some FREE and EASY ways to participate in #givingtuesday today? 1. Go online to accuradio.com/sharing/ and write in a vote for HCC to win $1000 2. Go to our Facebook page and sign up for our monthly newsletter 3. Repost #dogood #sm4np #makeadifference #donate #volunteer #charity #charitytuesday #everychildmatters #nepal #giveback #givethanks #onemorestudent
  • Today's the big day! It's #givingtuesday and THANK YOU for all of your support! We are so grateful to have such an incredible HCC Family. Check out www.facebook.com/HCCNepal/ all day for different ways you can participate in #givingtuesday Let's break the cycle of poverty together! #onemorestudent #makeadifference #giveback #givethanks #nepal
  • One More Day until #givingtuesday!! We can't wait!! Not sure how to participate? Check out our Himalayan Children's Charities Facebook page for 5 easy (and some FREE) ways to participate in Giving Tuesday with HCC. #onemorestudent #startwithasmile #makeadifference #giveback #givethanks
  • Happy Thanksgiving HCC Family! This is just a small fraction of what we were able to achieve this year with your support. THANK YOU with our whole heart ❤️ #onemorestudent #givingtuesday #makeadifference #giveback #givethanks
  • Thank You HCC Family. Your support changes lives for the better. #onemorestudent #givingtuesday #makeadifference #giveback #givethanks

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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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