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.
For the past 9 years, through the HCF, we have taken great delight in sponsoring the education of a young boy at The Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School in Kathmandu - one of the many manifestations of Thrangu Rinpoche's compassionate, very practical activities for benefitting many beings! This young boy was a very deprived orphan, wandering alone the streets of Boudha when he came to the attention of the School; he is now a bright-eyed, exuberant, fine mannered, well-educated young man - an avid soccor player! We visited the SMD School to meet him 5 years ago and found a very cheerful school environment which far exceded our expectations! It is clear that the highest principles - awakening to one's fullest potential as a student and aspiring to the finest and best in oneself and others- are flourishing at SMD! It is a very energetic and happy place! We have a warm and appreciative relationship with our young student and share in his challenges, joys and accomplishments through our exchange of letters and now through emails. Needless to say, this cotinues to be a very wonderful connection for us personally!