“Empowerment Through Education” — Friends of Himalayan Children

School bag shipment arrives at FHC Nepal.

Despite the current Nepal fuel crisis which is also affecting the imports of materials and other resources we have managed to get our first 1000 school bag order.  These bags are all locally made in Nepal (Kathmandu) and crafted using high quality weather resistant fabric, solid zips, buckles and straps.  If you visit Nepal we can even take you to the factory where they were made.

We will be continuing to submit orders as word continues to spread and our lovely supporters (you) buy bags. If you have already been so kind as to buy a bag (or many bags in some cases) we thank you from our hearts.

Batase village will form the base of our distribution operations where we will be trekking with the bags to these village schools. Many of these have missed other post earthquake distribution programs, as they have no reliable road access. we never said this was going to be easy!

We cannot thank everyone enough whom have fundraised, contributed or donated towards the hygiene packs too. Thanks must also go towards the local suppliers whom have all been supportive of this program.

Today saw a  FHC members meet up with a couple of Take on Nepal volunteers to trek about 2 hours into the Shree Thana Bhanjyang Lower Secondary School to distribute 135 bags to classes up to grade 7. These bags were also filled with donated items like handmade beanies and scarves courtesy of the Cairns Lioness club and socks donated by Adventure Equipment Cairns

We will be up late tonight packing about 240 school bags for the Batase Village School so we can distribute them tomorrow. stay tuned to our facebook page for updates on this exciting day.

You can buy any number of bags for $15 each. Each bag will be complete with pencils, exercise books, and an all important hygiene pack. Once you purchase a bag, it will be delivered to a school child in one of the schools we work with in Nepal. (You will not receive anything in the mail yourself). You can go to our purchase page (paypal) direct via this link.

If you’d like a little more information about the School bag program please look on our website or News section at http://www.f-hc.org/news/fhc-empowering-students-through-education-post-earthquake/.


(Sunday, December 27, 2015)

About FHC

Friends of Himalayan Children Inc. is a registered charity started by Som Tamang in 2010. It funds numerous activities in Nepal, aimed at helping Nepalese orphans empower themselves through education. Current projects include the XXX school and hostel.

Charity Number: 54788547

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    (123) 456 7890 / 456 7891
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    Friends of Himalayan Children Inc.
    PO Box 4587, Cairns, Australia