Empowerment through education

"Our volunteer administration ensures nearly 95% of funds raised go directly to supporting disadvantaged children in regional Nepal."

Community Support – Atherton

A big thank you to Michael and Maree Nasser in Atherton for being great supporters of the FHC cause. Michael and Maree own and run the Barron Valley Hotel in Atherton, which has been in the Nasser family for over 90 years. It’s a family pub and they kindly donate …read more

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Book launch raises over $5,500 for FHC

Som Tamang’s story is finally here after six years of research and hard work by the author and FHC friend, Kirsty Nancarrow. Worthy of fanfare, Kirsty kindly combined the book’s first release with a charity dinner to raise funds for FHC. This event also saw the launch of the Rotary …read more

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Himalayan dreams come true

Kirsty writes “Even as a youngster, Som always needed to find a way to occupy himself. He was not one to sit around idly passing the hours. It was as though he knew there was always work to do to make a situation better.” Som Tamang, founder of the Friends …read more

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Heart-felt visit to Batase Village – Malindi Trehearn

In 2023 Malindi Trehearn and her friend Sarah traveled to Nepal and visited Batase village, where they spent time with the FHC Hostel children. Malindi shares her story. “The time spent in Batase village is something that I am sure Sarah and I will always hold very close to the …read more

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FHC can now offer tax deductibility through RAWCS

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 …read more

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Thank you Adelaide. Tania’s film a sell out.

Tania Verbeeck’s award-winning documentary Women Take on Nepal hit the big screen on Thursday 21 September in Adelaide. Tania has generously made her film available to FHC for fundraising and the support from the Adelaide community has been heart-warming. Over 300 tickets to the viewing were sold. A sell out! …read more

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FHC support for Year 11 & 12s. Thank you Donna Smith.

A chance meeting has brought great opportunities to 30 high-school students. Anil Tamang (now FHC President in Nepal) guided Donna Smith from USA on a trek to Everest Base Camp last year and shared with her stories about FHC and the work we are doing. She wanted to help. She …read more

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Thank you St Andrews School

Getting school children involved in supporting charities is a healthy and educational way for young students to learn about lives beyond their own. We are very pleased that St Andrew’s Catholic College chose to help our charity. “The amazing students of St Andrew’s Catholic College raised $370 for FHC. They …read more

New school fence

Again we asked for your help and you delivered. Thank you. Recently we sent out an email outlining a special project necessary to the advancement of the Batase School. We asked for your help and in no time you donated over $9,000 to the cause. A special thank you to …read more

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Award-winning film on tour

Tania Verbeeck’s film Women Take on Nepal won the best documentary at the Sony Film Festival in 2021. Tania hiked to Everest Base Camp in October 2019 with a unique allwomen’s support crew…and her film camera. Tania was part of a group of women hikers doing the trek with Take …read more

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