Great news! FHC is now registered with the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).
RAWCS is part of Rotary Australia and operates as a bank for entities it considers worthy. We are proud to have been accepted and registered with this service because we can now fund-raise for our big projects and offer donors tax deductible status. And this registration further legitimises our cause and adds greater credibility to our charity organisation.
Our immediate plans are to advance the Batase school to accommodate Year 11 and 12 students. Our signature project is a large building to provide teacher accommodation, student facilities, and possible additional classrooms, to be constructed on land donated to the school by FHC Nepal – budget estimates are in the range of $400,000.
This registration didn’t happen by accident. Rita Zappulla from Sunrise Rotary, Cairns, has shown an unwavering belief in FHC and has worked hard on our behalf to make this registration happen. We thank her for her support. We would also like to thank RAWCS members – Paul Asprey and Barry Tennent – for their essential support.
Crucial to the registration process was FHC developing a successful relationship with a Nepal Rotary Club and we deeply thank the Kathmandu area Rotary Club of Balaju and it’s members, headed by past President Kumar Kaushal, for endorsing us and accepting our stated ability to complete the nominated projects in Batase.
Closer to home, FHC Committee member Jonathon Clayton, deserves a special mention for the many hours he donated to develop a preliminary building plan and create a construction budget, all essential to the registration process.
How to donate:
You can donate to our big-project causes now through the RAWCS website at: rawcs.org.au/explore-projects
Here you will find a listing of all of their projects. Refine the search by selecting ‘Nepal’ in the ‘Country’ drop-down menu on the left-hand-side. There in the list of Nepal projects is ‘Friends of Himalayan Children Project Nepal.’
Your donation through this site will be tax deductible.
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