The following is an interview with Maia Pandey, the HCC Summer Intern for 2017. My name is Maia Pandey, and I am a rising sophomore at Buckingham Browne & Nichols school. I was born in Lexington, Massachusetts. Both of my parents are from Nepal, so we often visit there in the summers and for hiking … Read more
Up until a few months ago, Tom Watkins had never heard of HCC. Now, Tom is one of HCC’s most public and most adventurous supporters. In April of 2018, Tom will be raising money for Himalayan Children’s Charities by trekking and photographing a portion of Mt. Everest, using his passion for photography to support HCC … Read more
On June, 6th, 7th, and 8th, HCC Staff Laxmi Karki and Khil Bahadur Thapa journeyed to Dhading with DP Aryal and Fun Kids Nepal to check on the progress of HCC students in the Dhading Children’s Initiative (DCI). Laxmi and Khil met with students, received updates on their individual academic progress and distributed scholarship funds … Read more
13-year-old Shanta now is in grade 5. He lost his mother during the earthquake and now stays with his father, three brothers (Laxman and Ram) and a younger sister. They live in a very remote, mountainous area that is a half-day walk from the nearest dirt road. Shanta’s father, Dal Bahadur, is just now learning … Read more
Jayanta Tamang (now 7) was 5 years old when the earthquake struck in Nepal and she lost her beloved mother and house during it. She is living with her two sisters and brother in a temporary shelter in Satyadevi-5, Dhading.
11-year-old Laxman now is in grade 3. He lost his mother during the earthquake and now stays with his father, three brothers and a younger sister. They live in a very remote, mountainous area that is a half-day walk from the nearest dirt road. Laxman’s father, Dal Bahadur, is just now learning the Nepali language … Read more
8-year-old Shanti is in grade 4. She is from an indigenous community, and lives with her uncle, aunt and cousins in a temporary shelter in a remote area, literally on the side of a steep hill in the shadow of the Himalayas. They are subsistence farmers and cultivate maize, corn, wheat, rice, and other season … Read more
Puja is 9 years old and studying in grade 3. She lives with her mother, two siblings, and her elderly grandfather in a temporary shelter in their remote village in the high hills. She lost her father during the earthquake when their house collapsed. Puja is from an indigenous community. She enjoys and works hard … Read more
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