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HCC Nepal Witness Election

Students Observe the First Elections Held in Nepal in 20 Years

May 19, 2017

Not since the elections of 1997 has Nepal seen elections on a local, municipal level. For HCC students, some born during the height of Nepal’s 10-year civil war (1996-2006), the elections in Nepal are their first exposure to a fair and free democratic process and the importance of civic engagement at the local level. Although … Read more

HCC Nepal Pushpa with friends

Student Update: Pushpa’s Pokhara Trip

May 16, 2017

The following update was written by HCC senior student Pushpa.  I am Pushpa Bam and I recently finished my SEE (Secondary Education Examination). For a break and as a graduation gift, three of us (Harsha, Bina and myself) were given a chance to go to Pokhara with visitors from the Maya Gold Foundation. We were … Read more

HCC Youth Council Ambassador

HCC International Youth Council Ambassador

April 27, 2017

HCC’s Youth Ambassador Rehna Sheth traveled to Nepal for the first time this spring, documenting her experience in her journal entries below.  My name is Rehna Sheth and I am 17 years old. I started working with Himalayan Children’s Charities when I was 14, which is when I first met Susan and Bruce Keenan while … Read more

HCC Nepal Earth Day

Students Celebrate Earth Day by Gardening

April 20, 2017

From after-school tutoring to organizing cleanups of Bal Mandir orphanage, HCC students are no strangers to giving back to their communities. Now HCC students are working to give back to the earth by forging environmentally sustainable solutions in their own backyard at Khushi Ghar. Led by HCC Graduate Khil Bahadur Thapa, HCC Class of 2016, … Read more

HCC Nepal Khushi Ghar

Renowned Nepali Artist Visits Khushi Ghar

April 18, 2017

As the former Chancellor of the Academic Council at the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Kiran Manandhar has worked tirelessly for years to ensure that Nepali art, artists and traditions receive support and the opportunity to grow. After obtaining his MFA in painting from India’s Bernaras Hindu University’s Faculty of Visual Arts, he has been … Read more

HCC Nepali New Year

Happy Nepali New Year!

April 15, 2017

Happy Nepali New Year to all! According to the Vikram Samvat calendar, which runs about 56-57 years earlier than the Gregorian calendar, the current year is 2074! This year, the Nepali New Year fell on April 13 and we’re thrilled to celebrate it with our HCC Family. May you have a prosperous New Year!

HCC Nepal Girls Knitting

Student-Run Knitting Class Offers Fun and Community

April 13, 2017

  After buckling down and studying for weeks for their final exams, HCC students are currently basking in a well-earned spring break of almost one month. During break periods, HCC sets up a variety of activities for students to participate in to keep them engaged and motivated while also providing an opportunity for fun, community, … Read more

HCC Nepal Orchid Garden

Students Volunteering with Orchid Garden Nepal

April 4, 2017

One of the cornerstones of HCC’s “Leaders Training Leaders” educational philosophy is the importance of giving back to the community. HCC students have always thrived on the notion of using their skills, talents, and hearts to transform the lives of those in need. After appearing for their Secondary Education Examination (SEE), students Harsha, Pushpa, and … Read more

HCC Nepal Comic Books 4 Girls

How Comic Books Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal

March 22, 2017

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 operate as nostalgia vehicles, historical movement allegories, and billion-dollar film franchises. In Nepal, comic books save … Read more



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