Guiding Principles

The Himalayan Children’s Foundation (HCF) was founded in 1997 by a group of young and energetic Nepali social workers with the objective of improving the education, health and living condition of helpless, poor and orphaned children from the mountain districts of Nepal. Particular focus is placed on the Tibetan border regions of Dolpa, Mustang, Manang, Gorkha, Baglung and Solukhumbu etc. Due to the remoteness of these areas, basic education is merely unavailable.

HCF endeavors to provide the children with a secure homelike environment, to give them the opportunity of a decent education and, in the long term, enable them to become independent and self-supporting.

HCF believes that many individuals and groups, that know and love Nepal, are looking for ways to help the country develop and it is clear that a good education for children is a major factor in achieving the long term sustainable development of the country.

HCF is a non-political, non-profit and non-religious Non-Government Organization (NGO), registered with Government of Nepal and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council.

  • To locate helpless, poor and orphaned children within Nepal and provide them with an education
  • To arrange homes and hostels to provide care and support of the children.
  • To provide medical support and general care for the children.
  • To provide training in various arts and music.
  • To establish relations with domestic and foreign donors to raise funds in order to fulfill and exceed the above objectives.
  • To provide children with the learning tools and job skills necessary to raise the quality of life for themselves and for their communities at large.
  • To establish in part to bring children closer to quality schools and colleges so they could continue their education and take their knowledge back to their villages.
  • To provide education in basic subjects along with modern subjects such as computers to help build a strong connection with the modern World.
  • To provide Vocational Training such as Bakery Class, Agricultural-Activities, Mountain-Biking etc. besides formal education aiming at the prompt employment opportunities.
  • To build the capacity of children and vulnerable children from Himalayas holistically.