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."

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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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