Starting in March, 2010, HCC opened a group home in Kathmandu, named Khushi Ghar, to house HCC youth that have completed grade 10 and are attending college or technical school. This home can house up to 14 students with house parents that act as guardians and mentors.
Khushi Ghar plays an important role for the HCC students as a stable and nurturing home base, functioning as a catalyst for the experience of family and home life, as well for learning of important life skills. At Khushi Ghar, the students in HCC’s Signature Program get mentorship and leadership courses, participate in community service projects, make exposure visits, have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities (including music lessons, sports, dance, and art), get individual academic/career/emotional counseling, and family fun and celebration. In this home, our students continue with their Life Skills training and are taking an active part in cooking, cleaning, shopping and caring for the home.
HCC also provides separate boys and girls apartments for university students that are a short walk away from the group home.