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Himalayan Children's Charities Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Himalayan Children's Charities was established in 2000 to help address the Nepali orphan crisis by providing quality education, nurturing care and innovative mentorship to orphaned and abandoned children and youth. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for these children and help transform their lives from a position of marginalized victim to a life of empowerment, self-sufficiency and community leadership. HCC was founded on a principle of community service, and we encourage our students to use their experiences and position to help others. Our philosophy creates a cycle of giving, ensuring that HCC’s future leaders are dedicated to helping vulnerable children in positions that they were once in.

Results: Our scholarship programs have directly supported 207 remarkable children - ten students have graduated with university degrees, and currently 27 students are enrolled at the collegiate level and over 100 are studying in elementary or high school. Through our various outreach projects and initiatives, we have served 3,000 individuals in the capital of Kathmandu and throughout rural Nepal.

Target demographics: Educate orphaned and abandoned Nepali children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150+ children from the ages of 8 to 22

Geographic areas served: Nepal

Programs: Providing education up through the university level, leadership, teamwork and life skills training.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the work of HCC. The founders and staff work tirelessly on behalf of children in Nepal.
The video called Monika's Story 2017 always brings tears to my eyes. (It can be viewed under galleries/video on the HCC.org website).
The continued expansion and support for the children of the Dhading district is impressive. It provides children who have lost a parent in the earthquake with the means to go to school and supports extended family members to care for them. HCC is changing the lifetime trajectory for many children.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Along with some fellow professionals on a trip to Nepal, I was able to visit HCC's facility in Kathmandu. HCC invited us to meet with their students as a cultural broadening exchange. The students we met were in various stages of preparing for higher education or entering the workforce (I understand they work with younger children as well, but it was less applicable for our visit). The visit enabled us to learn about the culture and life of the Nepalis, and allowed the students to learn from our established professional careers. The students were able to ask questions about our various professions and learn about the qualifications in the different countries we represented.

HCC's facility and staff were superb. Setting up the international cultural exchange was a great idea for the students and us travelers alike!

Chris from USA

1 Arjun A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HCC is supporting about 100 kids who were orphaned by the earthquakes in 2015. These kids are from Dhading district where I come from too. With the help from HCC, those kids have been able to continue their school and dream big. I have personally met over 40 of these kids and they highly appreciate the help they have been receiving from HCC and partners. I find that Susan, Bruce and Sadie are all about helping those who needs. I am very glad that they are doing great works in Nepal and making a difference in the lives of those kids who lost their loving parents.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm honored to write and recommend HCC as a outstanding non-profit organization.
I was a part of HCC on the graduation day in March 2016. This was the first time that HCC was able to produce graduates with university degrees.

I participated in the graduation program. I listened to the two individuals (girl and a boy) who gave the speeches. They talked about their journey with the HCC. They thanked Bruce and Susan and the HCC team who helped them to raise and be university graduate. When they spoke, they made audiences into their tears.
I saw that how much HCC has given them, not only the education and care, but also the confidence and hope.

I had a chance to work with other children during the program. They were all very smart and happy. I also talked with some sponsors who have been sponsoring these children for over 10 years. The sponsors were like parents to these children. And they seemed very proud.
Overall, I am very happy to be the part of HCC in some ways and to see these children growing. Kudos to HCC family who has worked tirelessly to put these children in school and supporting them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was surprised how HCC operates and are helping orphan children in Nepal. I went to the HCC's khusi ghar(Home of Happiness -literal meaning), where the orphan children lived. Well, they were all late teenagers, who were studying post high school , some were in college-level.
I'm amazed that HCC actually supports a child all the way through college and have a strategic exit plan. Most non-profits working in Nepal don't support children all the way up to the college.
When I visited the HCC, the staffs were nice and welcoming. I also saw the children's rooms they were comfortable and very organized with all the facilities they needed. Boys and girls had separate floors with common kitchen.

There are thousands of NGOs in Nepal but very few are exceptional and deserve time to write a review. i'm glad that HCC is operating in Nepal, educating hundreds of orphan children and developing one child at a time. I wish them a bright future and wish that they get all the support they need from the government, donors, general public and everyone else.
Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A fantastic charity! My partner is a board member and has visited Nepal with her son to experience first-hand the powerful work the HCC does for the children. Bruce and Susan are true champions for their cause.