CHILDREN WHO NEED SPONSORS

Please note, the photo above does not depict children who need sponsors. It is a group photo taken of students attending class in Batase School. Children needing your sponsorship are shown below. For just $30 per month (to year 10) or $50 per month (beyond year 11), you can guarantee one of these children a place in school and the support needed to help them succeed. Your sponsorship will help to break the cycle for children in Nepal. For more information on sponsoring a child and helping to support the vulnerable living in Batase Village, you can download a copy of the FHC Sponsorship Application Form or contact us on +61 439 782 563. The Friends of Himalayan Children thank you for your support. You can make a difference.

SARASWATI BAYALKUTI

Saraswati Bayalkuti the oldest of five siblings living at the hostel. She, her three sisters and brother were discovered fending for themselves in one of the outlying villages, having been effectively abandoned by their parents, who had gone to Kathmandu in search of work. Saraswati carries one of her sisters, who is disabled, to school on her back.

NIJITA BAYALKUTI

Nijita Bayalkuti is the second of five siblings living at the hostel. She, her three sisters and brother were discovered fending for themselves in one of the outlying villages, having been effectively abandoned by their parents, who had gone to Kathmandu in search of work. Nijita suffers from a hip problem which makes walking very difficult for her. Consequently, her older sister carries her the 500m to and from school each day, on her back.

BIKRAM BAYALKUTI

Bikram Bayalkuti is the middle child of five siblings living at the hostel. He and his four sisters were discovered fending for themselves in one of the outlying villages, having been effectively abandoned by their parents, who had gone to Kathmandu in search of work. Bikram is a very bright, curious and conscientious student, who will do well in life, given a chance.

RADHIKA BAYALKUTI

Radhika Bayalkuti is the second youngest of five siblings living at the hostel. She, her three sisters and brother were discovered fending for themselves in one of the outlying villages, having been effectively abandoned by their parents, who had gone to Kathmandu in search of work. She looks out for her youngest sister, who is only 5.

ASMITA BLON

Asmita comes from Talamarang, but lives in Batase with her grandmother and her 2 older sisters. She is in Grade 8 and her grandmother has asked FHC for help with the cost of her education.

CHHIRING LAMA

Chhiring is in grade 11. Her parents are subsistence farmers who are unable to support Chhiring and her sisters. Chhiring has been with us for many years. Her dream is to become a teacher once she graduates.

BUDHIMAN TAMANG

Budhiman has been living at Batase Hostel for more than six months now, and studies in Grade 4 at Batase School. His father has died and his mother has gone to work as a housekeeper in Kubeth. He was living at home with his elder brother and sister in Batase, but his sister has since gone to live and work in Kathmandu.

SOM BAHADUR TAMANG

Som Bahadur Tamang is 13 years old and studies grade 8 at Batase Secondary school. His favourite subject is Nepali, and he is a keen footballer. Before coming to the hostel, Som lived with his father, mother, grandmother, grandfather and two younger sisters – Anita and Sundari. Som came to the hostel when his mother passed away last year from falling from a height. His father could no longer support himself and his three young children as well as looking after their farm and animals. He would like to study to become a great teacher.

PASANG

Pasang is 13 years old. His mother died in the earthquake. He was accepted into the hostel over 2 years ago. He enjoys football and volleyball.

MINGMAR LAMA

Mingmar is 13 years old and is studying grade 7. She has one older sister, Dolma, who is currently staying in middle hostel with the older children. Dolma and Mingmar have been part of the FHC family for 7 years. Their mother passed away and their father Pemda couldn’t cope. Neighbours requested FHC support.

DOLMA LAMA

Dolma Lama is 16 years old and is studying grade 9. She has one younger sister, Mingmar who is also living at the FHC hostel. Mingmar is 13 years old and studying grade 7. Dolma and Mingmar have been part of the FHC family for 7 years. Their mother passed away and their father Pemda was unable to support them.

GYANMAYA

Gyanmaya is 14 years old and came to the hostel with her little sister Apsara. She has 3 other sisters and 3 brothers. Her mother and 3 year old brother died in the 2015 earthquake. Before she came to the hostel, she lived in a small house with 2 small beds for her, 3 siblings and their father. They were cold. Gyanmaya’s father is very old and cannot care for his children or pay for their schooling. He wanted Gyanmaya to work on the farm and stop school. But when the opportunity came up, he gladly allowed them to come to the FHC hostel.

DORJE

Dorje is 13 years old and studies in grade 8. Dorje is an only child. His father passed away, and his mother lives in Dubai and subsequently remarried, leaving Dorje with his grandmother. His grandmother became too old to care for him, and we took Dorje into the hostel several years ago. Dorje enjoys reading and studying, and wants to be a teacher when he grows up.

RASUNDRA TAMANG

Rasundra Tamang is 11 years old. He studies grade 5 at Batase Secondary school. He and his younger sister Sangita – now six – came to the FHC hostel three years ago. Prior to coming to the hostel Rasundra was living in Urlani village in his uncle’s house with his paternal grandmother. When Rasundra’s father died his mother remarried and left him and his younger sister with his grandmother. But his grandmother was too old to take care of the children. Rasundra and his younger sister are now very happy and healthy young kids. With the help of a sponsor, Rasundra’s dream of becoming a teacher when he grows up may become a reality with a good education.

SUNIL

Sunil is 13 years old and studies grade 6. He and his 2 sisters came to the hostel almost 2 years ago. Their father died 4 years previously and their mother has been missing in Kuwait for 3 years. Older sister Aarati raised Sunil, but
schooling was impossible in their extreme poverty. Now instead of cutting grass and labouring in the paddock, Sunil spend time doing his homework and learning life skills that he and his sisters are very grateful for.

RABIN CHALISE

Rabin Chalise is a young boy living at the FHC hostel in Batase. He was born on 11, 15, 2065, or 26 February 2009 in our calendar, and attends grade 4 in the temporary school. His father, Ram Bahadur and his mother, Gauri, are subsistence farmers, although his father sometimes gets work as a driver. His sister Rabina also lives at the hostel, and is being sponsored through FHC. His family is desperately poor, and their small plot of land is supporting another brother and sister of Rabin, as well as his parents and grandparents.

AISING

Aising is 10 years old. We took in Aising and siblings Som Bahadur, Sanju Maya and Manju 3 years ago. Their mother left the children to live with her own mother, as she was suffering from illness herself. They had been living with their Dad, who lost everything in the earthquake and was unable to recover, or even support his children. His big brother Anil is a great support to FHC.

BISHNAY

Bishnay is 12 years old. He is a gifted singer and a diligent student. Growing up in extreme poverty and harsh family circumstances, he left the village at the age of 10 to work in a ring-making workshop in Kathmandu. Bishnay is now in the care of FHC at our Batase hostel, and he is considered one of the most inspiring, caring and promising students in the village.

RINA TAMANG

Rina Tamang, 9 years old. Rina comes from the outlying village of Helambu. Along with her sister, Dolma, she is seeking help from FHC to continue her education. Both girls have applied for places at the hostel.

DOLMA TAMANG

Dolma Tamang, 7 years old. Dolma comes from the outlying village of Helambu. Along with her sister, Rina, she is seeking help from FHC to continue her education. Both girls have applied for places at the hostel.

BIMALA TAMANG

Bimala Tamang funded her own education, to Grade 8, by working in a restaurant. Due to family hardship, she had to leave school and help on the family farm. Now, desperate to resume her schooling, she has applied to FHC for assistance. Because of the distance to school, she hopes to live part-time at the hostel. One of her two younger brothers, who is in Grade 11, is funding his own education by working in construction; both brothers also help on the farm. Bimala’s father is an alcoholic.

GET INVOLVED IN CHANGE

Your sponsorship will help to break the cycle for children in Nepal. For more information on sponsoring a child and helping to support the vulnerable living in Batase Village, you can download a copy of the FHC Sponsorship Application Form or contact us on +61 439 782 563.

Where exactly does my sponsorship go?

We guarantee 100% of your sponsorship goes to its intended purpose. It helps to cover the children's expenses living in the hostel; the educational expenses of all the disadvantaged children of Batase Village, including uniforms, textbooks & stationery; contributes to the wages of teachers at Batase Village school; contributes to financing projects in the village that assist in improving the lives of the children, such as a shower and toilet block at the school, new classrooms, and a library for the school, etc. The FHC is a not-for profit organisation.

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