FRIENDS OF HIMALAYAN CHILDREN

Empowerment through education

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Rotary grant of $10,000

With the help of a good friend of FHC, Kirsty Nancarrow, the school in Batase has just won a generous grant from Rotary International and Rotary Club of Cairns Sunrise to the value of AUD$10,000. The money will go to purchasing computers, improving internet facilities and provide one year of …read more

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School has reopened in Batase

The school in Batase Village has reopened after a period of shut down because of COVID. Because of COVID there has been an added emphasis on the importance of personal hygiene in keeping healthy and safe. Our hostel students are making the best of it, washing their hands before and …read more

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Work has begun on new school facilities

Recently we talked about Sujan’s (FHC’s manager in Nepal) amazing effort to acquire a grant to the equivalent of $50,000 Australian dollars from the Nepalese Government to add four more classrooms to the school in Batase Village. Then we needed your help to develop the land FHC had set aside …read more

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Melamchi’s disaster impacts Batase

The devastating floods that have crushed the riverside village of Melamchi has also impacted life in Batase Village. Melamchi is an important service centre for Batase and other surrounding villages. Right now Batase is without electricity because of the flooding in Melamchi, but life goes on and the resilience of …read more

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Melamchi devastated by floods

Melamchi is a neighbouring village to Batase and has recently been devastated by floods. These floods are a combination of circumstances. Monsoonal rains have swollen rivers and landslides, brought on by weakened hill slopes as a consequence of earthquakes, have dammed then burst to release surges of water. Part of …read more

7 spices Indian food

7 Spices – community support

Thank you to 7-Spices Indian Restaurant for all of their support. The team there help us in many ways. As well as providing delicious food for many of our fundraisers, they have an FHC money collection tin in the restaurant and every week they donate a large bag of recyclable …read more

salomon shoes

Salomon shoe selloff

Some time ago FHC was generously given a collection of demonstrator Salomon track shoes to be sent over to Batase village and distributed amongst the children there. These shoes were in near-new condition. Unfortunately because of the COVID pandemic, getting the shoes to Batase was no longer possible. Nobody could …read more

Sujan and $50,000 grant

Sujan is FHC’s manager in Nepal, overseeing the functions of your charity on the ground. He is also President of the School Board, which is an extraordinary show of confidence by the community in someone so young. We’re very proud of Sujan. Sujan has succeeded in gaining a grant to …read more

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Vale Prince – by Som and Susan

The FHC family have lost someone so dear to our hearts. Prince Taiapa passed away yesterday [22 August]. Prince became a friend to so many people in Batase village after visiting five years ago. Prince was also a much loved FHC family member here in Cairns. Prince, along with his …read more

Community support

We are so thankful to the owner of the Edge Hill ‘Friendly Grocer’ for all of the support they give to FHC. Craig Tanner has a money tin in the shop for FHC. This local support contributes to the funding of the running costs of the hostel in Batase village. …read more

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