FRIENDS OF HIMALAYAN CHILDREN

Empowerment through education

"Our volunteer administration ensures over 96% of funds raised go directly to supporting disadvantaged children in regional Nepal."

novice monks in a monastery

Women’s trek to EBC – Mary Frances

[At the end of 2018, a Women’s Trek to Eveest Base Camp was organised to raise funds for FHC. They completed the trek with the help and guidance of ‘Take On Nepal’ and raised over $20,000 that contributed greatly to the development of a library in Batase. Mary Frances was …read more

Coronavirus in Nepal – Tim Trehearn

In March, as the pandemic was unfolding, Som was in Batase. Before his urgent repatriation to Australia, he was able to secure essential supplies including rice for the village. He reports that morale in Batase is very high with extra hands available to help with farm work and to advance …read more

Samjana at the FHC Hostel

FHC Hostel 2020 – Angus McColl

Samjana is 11 years old. She is in grade six at the local school in Batase village and has been living in the FHC Hostel for two years now. Her father was killed in the 2015 earth quake. Her mother works the farm and can’t afford to look after her …read more

FHC Financial Report (2018/19)

In 2019 income to FHC from fundraising, donations, sponsorships, the annual dinner and more, was over $91,000. Expenses came to $76,218 of which $72,039 went to our causes in Nepal. At the end of the 2019 financial year we have an unapropriated profit of $80,435. The full report can be …read more

Trekking in Nepal with teenagers – Kay Smith

In the months leading up to my trip I had bargained earnestly with the Universe: Just, please, let this trip happen and I won’t ask for anything more – ever! I was taking my grandsons, Lucas (16) and Indra (13), to Everest Base Camp. They were on the verge of …read more

two brothers running

Hostel news

“If you run in the morning it keeps you strong, fresh and smart for all the day”. This is Bir Bahadur and Buddhi Tamang. They are brothers. They have a sister called Buddhu Tamang. After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, they went to India with their mother while their father …read more

Brian with two girls

My time in Batase village – Brian Duncan

“Thanks to a generous gift from my family, I recently had the opportunity to briefly experience Nepal in her magnificent and spectacular beauty, in her soulful and kind people, and the stark reality of life in a third world country. With my two best mates, we not only experienced trekking, …read more

Jitman’s story

Jitman Tamang (Tamang is a regional name and doesn’t indicate a family connection to Som) lost one of his legs, crushed by a falling rock while repairing his home from earthquake damage. An injury like this has a huge impact, not just on Jitman’s health but also on his ability …read more

girl inside school classroom

Sponsorship explained – Mary Frances

FHC was founded by Som Tamang in 2007. Since then it has grown, developed and provided for many vulnerable children in Batase Village, with the hostel now housing over 60 children. In addition to children living in the hostel, FHC also supports some children living with relatives at home, a …read more

teaching students tricks with cards

Cardistry – by Brian Duncan

Brian Duncan best captures the amazing efforts of James Milaras and American friend Sean in his FaceBook post (31/07). James learned about the fantastic work Som and FHC were doing to improve the lives of children in Batase and wanted to help. He and Sean travelled to Batase to teach …read more

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