Empowerment through education

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

Sujan and $50,000 grant

Sujan is FHC’s manager in Nepal, overseeing the functions of your charity on the ground. He is also President of the School Board, which is an extraordinary show of confidence by the community in someone so young. We’re very proud of Sujan. Sujan has succeeded in gaining a grant to …read more

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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

Community support

We are so thankful to the owner of the Edge Hill ‘Friendly Grocer’ for all of the support they give to FHC. Craig Tanner has a money tin in the shop for FHC. This local support contributes to the funding of the running costs of the hostel in Batase village. …read more

Thank you Rohit

Great news! Rohit Chandel from the Stratford Dolphins Football Club has run 10km every day for the month of August to raise money for FHC and Kick On. We couldn’t be more grateful to Rohit. This has been an incredibly tough year for FHC but it’s local people like Rohit …read more

Life goes on at our Hostel

The school in Batase has been closed now for 5 months because of COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean activities at our hostel stop. The children are doing self-study, and our staff and past students are helping them. Even the more advanced Grade 9 and 10 students are teaching the younger …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

FHC Financial Report (2018/19)

In 2019 income to FHC from fundraising, donations, sponsorships, the annual dinner and more, was over $91,000. Expenses came to $76,218 of which $72,039 went to our causes in Nepal. At the end of the 2019 financial year we have an unapropriated profit of $80,435. The full report can be …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

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