Empowerment through education

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

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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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Paul Harris Fellowship Award

The Paul Harris Fellowship award recognises Som’s tremendous contribution to humanity in his part of the world through the charity he started – Friends of Himalayan Children. It’s awarded by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International at a gala event. Congratulations Som. “Tonight it was an honour to be awarded …read more

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Batase School – secure electricity via solar panels

Nepal is no stranger to renewable energies. Hydropower plays a predominant role in Nepal’s electricity system, currently providing 96.2% of the country’s needs. Access to the main grid is not always possible in mountainous, regional Nepal so supply can be unreliable. A new approach is required and thanks to Dr …read more

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Batase school invited to a prestigious Learning Fair

The Batase School recently participated in the Panchpokhari Learning Fair for 2079 (Nepal calendar) that was held at the Thangpal Valley Secondary School, one of the biggest schools in Bagmati Province. The Fair was all about science Final-year students from over 25 schools and five colleges were represented at the …read more

“It’s been 7 years since a girl has been taken from Batase” celebrates Som

In Nepalese rural communities such as Batase, most families are engaged in subsistence farming. They rely on their children’s help with farming and household chores, which are often undertaken before and after school. Many families value education, particularly for boys as they see this as a pathway out of poverty. …read more

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