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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Sponsorship explained – Mary Frances

FHC was founded by Som Tamang in 2007. Since then it has grown, developed and provided for many vulnerable children in Batase Village, with the hostel now housing over 60 children. In addition to children living in the hostel, FHC also supports some children living with relatives at home, a …read more

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Cardistry – by Brian Duncan

Brian Duncan best captures the amazing efforts of James Milaras and American friend Sean in his FaceBook post (31/07). James learned about the fantastic work Som and FHC were doing to improve the lives of children in Batase and wanted to help. He and Sean travelled to Batase to teach …read more

Winter vegetable crops

Cabbages, brussel sprouts and spinach are growing well in the new garden. An experimental crop of corn, producing two heads per stalk, is doing OK. Som will report further when he assesses the value of the crop during his next visit.

Tree-planting Project

So far 160 trees have been successfully planted near the village of Batase, the earliest of which have now reached about a metre in height. Firewood is ongoing issue in Batase, with children having to go further into the jungle to find supplies. A new trend – the buying up …read more

Meet Nijita, Hostel Resident

Nijita, is one of five siblings who live at the hostel in Batase, having been effectively abandoned by their parents.

Meet Kirsty, The Volunteer

Kirsty first met Som in her capacity as a journalist for the ABC. Now she sponsors and volunteers with the FHC. Read more of her journey.

Volunteer Teaching At Batase Village

A report by volunteer teacher Angus McColl, giving a unique insight into what you can experience.

Women’s trek to Everest Base Camp

A group of 20 women left Cairns for Nepal to start trekking to Everest Base Camp with Take on Nepal.

Better Schoolies Program

Nine students from Cairns High flew out to Nepal on 19 November to spend time volunteering and exploring the wonders of Nepal.

Gala Charity Ball

All money raised on the night will be going towards FHC projects and also the important work of Nepali Family Incorporated.

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