You wouldn’t know it by looking at them now, but the happy, healthy children you see below were not always this way.

When we found them, these children were being “warehoused” with little or no supervision or education; they were unhealthy with lice, worms, vitamin deficiencies, poor hygiene, and constant runny noses.  Some of them had been picked off the street after months of begging; some had lost their parents to violence or illness.  The children you see here have been transformed by a loving, family-style environment, quality schooling, and a life-skills program in our group home that focuses on values and self-reliance. Thanks to our sponsors and our amazing team, this transformation has turned possibility into reality.

Currently we have 1 student that is needing a sponsor, Ram.  Details on how to sponsor are located under You Can Help or Contact Us.

Click on a name below to read more of  each student’s individual story. You can also move through each profile by clicking the arrows forward or back in each one.

Ambika

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Ambika is 14 and is currently studying in grade 8. Her hobbies include reading storybooks and playing basketball. She plays on a team at school and her intermural team recently won the inter-house school l tournament. She ...
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Angila

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Angila is now 11 years old and studying in class 7. She loves to play games, especially basketball and badminton.   She is also currently learning how to cook food with her older brothers and sisters during her ...
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Anukaran

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Anukaran is now 13 years old and studying in grade 7. Four months ago he broke his hand while playing soccer at his boarding school hostel. He had an operation, and it doesn’t hurt anymore, although he ...
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Arjun

BIRTHDAY: April 12th PERSONAL HISTORY: Arjun has been with HCC since he was in the second or third grade. He has now finished tenth http://184.172.135.150/%7Ehccnepal/about-hcc/sponsored-children-2/grade and has completed his School Leaving Certificate (SLC), a requirement to pursue his studies further ...
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Arun

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Arun is 15 years old and is now studying in class 7. He loves sports, and especially enjoys running, and playing soccer and basketball. He runs 5k marathons at school, and plays on his school’s soccer and ...
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Arya

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Arya is 12 years old and is studying in class 5. She loves to sing and dance to Hindi and English songs. Her current favorite songs are “Black Space” and “Lovely.” She also loves to dance in ...
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Barsa Rai

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Barsa is 16 years old and studying in grade 11 in her first year of a 2-year Management program. In her free time, she enjoys reading storybooks in English and Nepali. Her all-time favorite story is “No ...
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Bhim

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Bhim is 23 years old. His hobbies include playing basketball, helping his mother, and assisting with his duties as an older brother at Khushi Ghar. He finished his Bachelors in Business studies this year, and is awaiting ...
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Bina

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Bina is now 14 and studying in grade 9. She likes to read storybooks in English, and Percy Jackson is her favorite book. She also enjoys listening to music in English, Hindi and Nepali. Her current favorite ...
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Binita

BIRTHDAY: July 22nd PERSONAL HISTORY: According to orphanage records, Binita’s father was kidnapped and killed by Maoists during the insurgency in Nepal. Her mother died thereafter, and Binita and her siblings were placed at Balmandir Orphanage. Binita's younger sister still ...
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Binusha

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Binusha is 18, and after finishing grade 10 last year she started working as a nursery teacher at Reliance school. She is very happy with her job and has a great relationship with the school headmaster and ...
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Bipana

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Bipana is now 11 and studying in grade 6. She loves playing and joking around with her friends. She also enjoys reading English picture books – and says the more colorful the better! In their free time, ...
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Bishnu

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Bishnu is 25 years old and he is currently studying in the 8th and final semester of his Bachelor in Business Administration. He will graduate in April 2016. He is currently working full-time at an auditing firm, where ...
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Chadani

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Chadani is now 13 years old and studying in class 8. She enjoys reading English mystery storybooks, and Enid Blyton is her favorite author. She also likes to watch Hindi and Korean comedy and romantic films. She ...
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Chet

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Chet is 21 years old and is about to start a 4-year Bachelor degree program in Public Health at Nobel College, a partner of Pokhara University.  In her free time, she enjoys reading storybooks, dancing, watching movies, ...
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Dinesh

BIRTHDAY: May 3rd PERSONAL HISTORY: I was born in Kavrepalanchok, which is a village 250 kilometers from Kathmandu. There were 7 of us in my family and I was the 2nd youngest followed by my younger brother Gita. When I ...
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Dipesh

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Dipesh is now 13 and studying in grade 7. He loves to play soccer, and currently plays midfield on his school’s team. He plays basketball on the school team as well. He also enjoys reading English storybooks, ...
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Direndra

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Dhirendra is 13 years old and studying in grade 6. He enjoys sports and competing with his friends in soccer, basketball, and table tennis. He is enjoying learning about algebra in his math class, which is his ...
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Ganga

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Ganga is 11 years old and is studying in Class 6. Her hobbies include drawing and painting sceneries, and playing basketball. She was a player in the recent intramural basketball competition at her school and her team ...
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Giri Raj

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Giri Raj is 20 years old. This last year was a gap year for him, so he took several training courses, including a Personality Development and Public Speaking course. He also spent his time helping out at ...
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Harsha

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Harsha is 16 years old, and now studying in class 9. He enjoys reading non-fiction books, and recently finished the book, “Three Mistakes of my Life,” a memoir of Madhav Jha, a famous Indian author. He also ...
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Jasmati

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Jasmati is 17 years old and she is currently studying in grade 12. She is enrolled in the intermediate science track at school and her specialization is in biology.  She has lots of hobbies like likes to ...
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Jeewan

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Jiwan is 19 years old. He is currently taking a break from his studies and is working as an intern at a graphic design office, where he is learning Photoshop and other design software. He recently helped ...
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Kabita

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Kabita is now 13 and studying in grade 7. She loves to spend her free time drawing natural sceneries, and she plays defense on her school’s basketball team. She also likes to dance, and has performed in ...
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Kamala

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Kamala is 17 years old and she is currently studying in her first year of a three-year Lab Technician degree course. In her free time, she loves to design and implement new fashions of clothing and hairdos ...
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Kashi Maya

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Kashi is now 13 and studying in grade 7. She likes to spend her free time drawing pictures and coloring. She often draws colorful portraits of fictional characters. She also enjoys listening to stories. Her and her ...
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Khil Bhadur

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Khil is 23 years old, and he is currently in his last year of University. He will complete his Bachelors in Public Health in April of 2016. He is interested in health education and promotion, and has ...
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Koshis

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Koshis is now 11 and studying in grade 5. Science is still his favorite subject, and he is currently learning about plants and the mechanisms of living things in his class. He also enjoys art and has ...
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Laxmi

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Laxmi turns 23 on the 19th of Dec. This year she finished her Bachelors in Business Studies, and is awaiting her final year’s result. She expects to receive her degree by March 2016, and she will also ...
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Manoj

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Manoj is 20 years old and just completed his second semester in his Bachelor in Computer Science and Information Technology (BSc.CSIT) program. His last semester consisted of studying statistics, microprocessors, data structures, algorithms, and discreet structures. He ...
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Monika

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Monika is now 12 in studying in grade 7. She enjoys collecting photos, and pictures from magazines, and making collages. She says she loves to have keepsakes of her good memories, and also visual representations of her ...
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Mun Maya

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE : Munmaya just turned 23 years old, and she recently graduated with her bachelor degree and is waiting for her final year results. She started working last month as a librarian at a nearby private school. Eventually, ...
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Nari Maya

Nari Maya

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Nari is 22 and studying in her second year in a Bachelor in Nursing program at Pokhara University. She enjoys spending her free time knitting, listening to music, reading books, watching movies, and hanging out with her ...
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Nikesh

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Nikesh is 23 years old years old and is currently studying in his final year of a Bachelor's program in Pharmacy.  In his free time he enjoys playing basketball with his siblings at HCC and with his friends at college, ...
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Pratima

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Pratima is 10 years old, and now studying in grade 4. She loves to play games like skipping and jump rope. She can do some special tricks with the jump rope like “scissors,” and sometimes she and ...
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Prem

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Prem just turned 13, and he is studying in grade 6. These days, he is very interested in wshu (kung foo) Chinese martial arts, as well as in dance.  He enjoys learning the basic steps and is ...
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Puspa

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Pushpa is 14 years old, and studying in grade 9. She enjoys designing and sewing outfits for her dolls, as well as reading and playing games.  She and her friends Sonu and Ambika make a variety of ...
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Ram

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Ram is 20 years old, and this year he completed 12th grade in the management track. He is currently waiting to take his make-up exams in April of 2016 in order to get his diploma.  Between now ...
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Rina

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Rina is now 13 and studying in grade 7. She loves to draw, and often finds herself creating images of village sceneries and cityscapes. She mostly uses pencils - sometimes colored ones. She also plays basketball, and ...
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Rupesh

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Rupesh is 22 and he is currently in his third semester of Hotel Management at the Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE College). As part of his schooling over the last year, he has been ...
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Sadhana

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Sadhana is 12 years old and she is studying in class 6. In her free time, she loves to dance, sing and listen to music. She is taking dance as her extracurricular class in school, and she ...
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Sankar

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Shankar is now 19, and studying in a prestigious UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) program. The program is composed of three levels – Knowledge, Skills, and Profession. He is about one year into the program, ...
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Saraswoti

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Saraswati is 17 years old. She finished 12th grade this year, and during the last two years she has been in the science track at school. In her free time, she likes to read books, and also ...
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Shristi

Shristi

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:   Shristi is 14 years old and is currently studying in grade 10. Her hobbies include dance and playing basketball. She is currently learning classical Nepali dance at school, and regularly performs at school functions such as ...
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Sonu

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Sonu is 14 years old and now studies in grade 8. She loves to draw and stitch clothing for her dolls including skirts, t-shirts, pants, and Nepali kurta suruwals. She draws portraits of her friends, as well ...
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Suman

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Suman is now 12 and studying in grade 5. He is a great dancer, and loves to play all sports. Science class is his favorite, and he enjoys learning about the natural world. He also likes learning ...
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Sunita

Sunita

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Sunita is now 14 and studying in grade 8. She is social and enjoys being with her friends at school, and says she loves her HCC sisters and brothers very much. She likes helping out in the ...
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Tashi

Tashi

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Tashi is now 10 years old, and she is studying in grade 5. She loves to dance to Nepali, Hindi and English songs, and is currently learning a dance with her sisters at Khusi Ghar for the ...
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Tenzing

Tenzing

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Tenzing is 15 years old and is now studying in Class 8. His hobbies are playing football, drawing, singing and dancing.  He likes Bboying and hip-hop dance and he loves English songs the most.  He is in ...
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Tripti

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE:  Tripti is 14 years old and is currently studying in grade 8. She wants to be famous when she grows up, maybe through her passions of cooking and design.  She loves to cook all different kinds of ...
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Tulshi

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE: Tulshi is now 11 years old and studying in grade 6. While she used to be more of a tomboy and would hang out with the boys, these days she prefers playing with the other girls at ...
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