The Kailash Children's Home Nepal

In Nepal we support the Himalayan Children's Foundation (HCF)  http://www.hcf-nepal.org.  The 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 poor and orphaned children from the mountain districts of Nepal. Particular focus is placed on the Tibetan border regions of Dolpo, Mustang, Manang, Gorkha, Baglung and Solukhumbu etc. Due to the remoteness of these areas, basic education is essentially unavailable. The main aim of HCF is to provide the children with a secure and homelike environment and give them the opportunity of a decent education and, in the long term, enable them to become independent and self-supporting.

The Choki Traditional Arts School

The Choki Traditional Arts School, Bhutan – http://www.chokischool.com CTAS is a private traditional art school established in 1999 by Dasho Choki Dorji in commemoration of His Majesty’s, the fourth King’s Silver Jubilee to help children of broken and economically disadvantaged families. The school offers free education, food and lodging. The school initially started with 5 students in a small building in Kawangjangsa, Thimphu. It is now located at Kabesa 10 kilometers north of Thimphu city. Today they have 113 students (86 boys/27 girls) and 16 members of staff. The students come from different dzongkhags (districts) of Bhutan and have varying educational backgrounds. Some are school drop outs from classes 4- 10 and some have not been to school at all. The school provides courses in Lhadri (painting), Jinzo (sculpting; currently not being taught), Pap (carving), Thag-Zo (weaving) and Tshem-Zo (embroidery).

The Dadagaun Village Project Nepal

Dadagaun Village Project is an education support program initiated by Christine and Kurt Marschner after travelling in Nepal in 2007. As middle aged, middle class Australians we can see how far a little compassion and charity will go towards improving future opportunities for a small group of our world's children growing up in Dadagaun village, Nepal. Our primary goal is to assist Dadagaun school as it expands and broadens its approach to education. We wholly support the school's philosophy: "The future of Nepal is in the hands of our children..the future of our children is in the hands of our teachers.

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