HIMALAYAN CHILDRENS FUND

Rating: 5 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services, International

Location: P.O. Box 15644 Beverly Hills CA 90209 USA

Mission: The Himalayan Children''s Fund is a way for people around the world, and the west in particular, to connect with the lives of people in the Himalayan Region of Nepal, India and Tibet. Established in 1987 by students of Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, the HCF provides support Rinpoche''s many compassionate activities such as schools, monasteries and free clinics. By providing support for education, food, clothing, medicine and other needs we hope to equip the children and adults with the tools necessary for life enhancement while helping to preserve the culture of the people which is primarily of Tibetan and Buddhist heritage.  
Programs: Founded in 1987, Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School was the first of its kind to offer an approved Nepali government curriculum to girls and boys, both lay and monastic while helping to preserve the culture of the Himalayan people by providing instruction in Tibetan language and culture as well as Buddhist meditation and philosophy.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Himalayan Children's Fund supports education and basic healthcare for the children of Himalayas. This noteworthy organization not only supports but also brings opportunity to these children. It is a joy to the volunteers and donors to see contributions are well allocated and put to good use.

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I first became involved with HCF as a volunteer while living in Kathmandu. My college age son, who was in Kathmandu for an internship, and I worked at the school opening the library after school hours for free reading and art activities. We loved volunteering there, such a friendly happy place with the children so interested in talking to us. When my son graduated from College the next year he wanted his monetary gifts to go to the school. His aunts and uncle agreed to continue sponsoring the little boy yearly. Two years later my family gave me a gift of sponsorship for a little girl for Christmas. We also have been lucky enough to return to Nepal several times, have visited the school and spent very special time with these two children and several others. This is a very special school, providing both academic education, values of compassionate Buddhism and valuable life skills.

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I have sponsored a girl since she was eleven years old...she is now in her thirties and has become a teacher for young girls like herself. She is incredibly sweet and signs her letters to me: "your darling daughter." HCF has an all volunteer staff and so donations go directly to the students and monks and nuns. It is through the inspiration of Tibetan teachers that so many westerners have joined together to provide education and basic needs for the children of the Himalayas.

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I have visited the school and other projects. Their growth is amazing as well as the generosity of the children. Even when they are very full, they want to make room for more kids.

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