FRIENDS OF HIMALAYAN CHILDREN

Empowerment through education

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

new classrooms for Batase School in Nepal

New classrooms underway

Construction is well underway on the new school classrooms and facilities for the Batase School. These facilities are being built on the school grounds. The Nepalese government is using relief funds from the 2015 Earthquake donations for the build. Labour is provided by local villagers. One of the rooms will …read more

Som Tamang and Kirsty Nancarrow in Nepal

Som Tamang’s life story by Kirsty Nancarrow

Som Tamang, founder of Friends of Himalayan Children, is just 38 years old and has already lived an extraordinary life. In fact, he’s lived a life so remarkable that it could easily fill a book. Kirsty Nancarrow thinks so too. She has just finalised a manuscript of Som’s life, ‘Himalayan …read more

poly pipe for new classrooms

Innocents Relief – a new partner

Friends of Himalayan Children has made new friends. Innocents Relief is a charity organisation based in Brisbane, Queensland. They work hard to improve the lives of disadvantaged children across the world, in such places as Africa, Timor Leste (East Timor), India, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and Peru. Our beliefs …read more

photo of Sujan with some hostel students

Sujan, FHC manager and school president

“Someone told me that she was at the Central Jail so one day I decided to go meet her. From outside the prison bars, I saw her. It didn’t feel like it was meeting my mother. The love was not there. It was just indifference”. Sujan is a busy man. …read more

$2000 for the Batase school, thanks to Gyanmaya

Congratulations Gyanmaya. Gyanmaya’s amazing effort with her studies has won the school in Batase a AUD$2,000 grant. She topped the Basic Level Exam (BLE) with 96.5% when she went from Grade 8 to Grade 9. The local government (Melamchi Municipality) reward schools with high-achieving students with a sizable prize and this time …read more

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Award winning documentary by Tania Verbeeck

Tania Verbeeck’s documentary Women Take on Nepal has just won the best documentary at the Sony Film Festival for 2021.   In October 2019 Tania Verbeeck hiked to Everest Base Camp with an all-women’s support crew … and her camera.  Tania is a good friend of FHC. She, and a …read more

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

children washing hands

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

heavy machinery clearing land

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

hostel students studying

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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