Sunday, 20 March 2016

Organic Agriculture Farm Nepal

Himalayan Foundation Nepal has organza volunteer to work and help for Organic Agriculture Farm Nepal, Nepal is a country whose main industry is farming. Over 80% of Nepal families are working in agriculture. These farmers work hard in all conditions and for long hours. Most farmers despite their hard efforts live in extreme poverty. Many farms in Nepal use chemical fertilizers and pesticides that other countries no longer support. This is to increase productivity. However evidence suggests that these unnatural farming methods are damaging to the earth, the farming produce and potentially humans that consume the products. They are bad for the ecosystem and could destroy the land. Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.."

Role of Volunteer
Depending on your interests and experience, you can get involved in any of the following areas:

Volunteers at the farm participate in general activities some of the activities  will include.

    Nursery work: sowing seeds, filling bags, pricking, pruning.
    Reforestation work: planting, weeding, mulching, staking, pruning.
    Prepared compost fertilize for farm.
    Prepared to plant and harvesting  crops.

Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The mission of HFN is to continue what we started in 2007, providing children with care shelter and education. Orphaned children are special cases but our only concern. Our mission is to continue to help children in poverty stricken communities that cannot afford education. Our goal is to continue to build a network where volunteers can continue to give back in any way they can; from coming to the orphanage to going to farms to learn about farming practices and Nepali culture. Helping us provide many children with all the tools they need, from schools tools, intellectual tools and well as spiritual tools.

Our Vision

Our vision is quite grand but there is no doubt that with everyone's help we can bring it into fruition! Our vision is to build a better, HFN owned, living complex in order to provide for more children of Nepal. We are currently renting but by owning, it will create better stability for the children to thrive in. This will not only expand our help provided to orphans but also help provide for community children. The new facilities will also allot more comfortable living quarters for volunteers who come and stay with the HFN family!

How You Can Help

It is quite simple... In any way you can! We, at HFN, are appreciative of any form of donation because it will all help!

* Monetary Donation (as little as $50 USD could sponsor an orphan for a month)

* Food

* Any school supplies

* Any electronic/office supplies

* Clothes

* Activity material (coloring books, crayons, ect)

* Volunteering

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Himalayan Foundation vision for 2016

  • Earthquake relief works

In April and May of 2015 a series of earthquakes struck the Himalayan region of Shindupachuk. This area while close to the capital Kathmandu  it is still largely undeveloped due to accessibility.
In response the Himalayan Foundation have concentrated their efforts on the village of Guncha, located approximately 60 km north of Kathmandu  where  45 people lost their lives and 65 more were injured. Socigraphically Guncha is home to approximately 645 families with the average size being seven, children, parents and grandparents included. The local economy revolves around farming, however due to the terrain it is only possible to grow enough for themselves so yearly income is low at $500 USD per family.  For economic growth family members migrate to neighboring countries, particularly India to seek employment at the age of eighteen years.
Educationally the children are at a deficit, while all government and privet schools within Nepal follow a strict curriculum the local school provides classes one to eight.  The average student leaves after class five. For future studies leading to greater employment opportunities it is necessary to attend up to class 10 and pass the SLC (school leaving certificate) exam.  However this requires sufficient funding, an area Himalayan Foundation hopes to expand in with the child sponsorship program.
  • Guncha  - what’s happened since the earthquake with your help through the support of the Himalayan Foundation

In response to the earthquake the immediate action undertaken was to provide tempory shelter. This was a hazardous procedure due to the road being nonexistent closely followed b y the start of the monsoon. Difficulty of access was a largely contributing factor resulting in this area receiving little aid from the lager organizations. However with your support we were able to provide the following resources:
Himalayan Foundation  Relief works Guncha 2015
Resources Provided:
 Cost Rs
Tempory shelter tin
78 bundles (8 x 9ft sheets)
7,000 ea
Hot water bottles
645 1 per family
(Gifted by visiting volunteer) 
Delivery 35,000 Rs  
Total  581,000 Rs ~ $5,800 USD
Things have been challenging due to the fuel prices, and this has had an adverse effect on the rebuild of the earthquake affected zones to date.

The long term plan for Guncha 2016 -  
Our first priority is a Better Toilets Program  as an initiative of the VDP (village Development Program)
Since the April 2015 no permanent toilets have been established in Guncha and several of the surrounding villages. As a result a large number  of people displaced from homes face health risks for themselves, while polluting the mountain environment used primarily as agricultural land.  
The VDP typically involves the construction of four safe public toilets per allocated funding.
 Our immediate  aims are:
-          3 allocations of funding providing 12 public toilets in Guncha
-          Repairing the local school toilet
-          Reach outlying villages, Cotgow and Lekharhe with one VDP allocation respectively.
To undertake these projects we need sufficient funding with each allocation for construction requiring $450 USD. Upon receiving founding construction is commenced and supervised by the village leaders.

  •  We aim to extend the aid we      can provide to education of building methods and construction of   new more earthquake safe housing. This involves replacing the traditional stone dwellings with those that utilize tie rods corner reinforcing and better foundations. This is a large project in need of sufficient founding, with approximately $5,000 USD needed to complete a first floor dwelling.

  •  Putting children back in school – Himalayan Foundation aim to help provide the school needs of 25 children who have lost their homes due to earthquake damage through sponsorship.

  •  Volunteering with the children’s actives
  • ·Child sponsorship  - community poor family sponsorship.

  • ·New tempory housing and Orphanage building
Tempory housing – simple tin construction for the short term use of displaced families .

-          The current orphanage building is rented for 40,000 Rs per month excluding utilities.
-          Land has been purchased  

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

wish you a very happy, joyful and blessed Christmas to you all.

Greetings to you my family, friend prayer partner  our big family with orphanage and
 community poor children's  Dhapasi Kathmandu .Holy Christmas joy to you and the all your family.
Thank you so much for your continually prayer and help and your by volunteer time this  organization Himalayan Foundation Nepal.
 Now Christmas is coming very soon, our children are so excited to have Christmas,  please prayer for this our community poor child which they are family not able to help their children so we won to help their small Christmas presents so that we HFN welcome to you all you can Donation your small contribution so that will so happy this our children Nepal.
Himalayan Foundation Nepal wish you a very happy, joyful and blessed Christmas to you all.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Earthquake relief fund Nepal

 Earthquake relief fund Nepal

After the earthquake struck Nepal April the 26 th and the 12 of May a lot more families haveHimalayan Foundation Nepal want to help the homeless families regain their homes. become homeless and a lot more children have lost their parents. We wish to help the children get a chance in life.  Furthermore, we
However, having a home is more important. As I’ve said I’m a Christian pastor and I spent a lot of my time in some small villages Guncha, Sindhupalchowk District which are located a six  hours drive from Kathmandu. The people in the villages are the ones who have suffered the most from the earthquake. Their houses were the first to crash and they are the last to receive help.  Because they live in areas where tourists don’t visit and the government doesn’t have the resources to support them.  I’ve been visiting these villages for years and it breaks my heart to see them suffer. That’s why I kindly ask you for donations to help rebuild this lesser known part of Nepal.
There are 586 families and almost all of them are have lost their homes and are forced to live in small cowsheds. In 1 cowshed of 15 m2 you can easily find a family of 4 to 5 people. This small room is both their kitchen and bedroom. Their toilet is outside. And usually the tin-roof isn ‘t      waterproof. Each small proper house that we will build will cost around 1.200 USD and we’d like to build at least 25 small houses.  – 30.000 USD in total.  It’s probably a bit too much to ask for. But either way you can look at it this way. 1.200 USD equals 1 house. And then We’ll see how far we’ll get. Please we need your small contribution with donations to help rebuild with earthquake damage home so go hear this link for donations .Thank you so much for your kind regard
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 4030,
Dhapasi, Kathmandu
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Himalayan Foundation Volunteer programs

The Himalayan Foundation Nepal (HFN). is an officially registered non-government organization (Regd. No. 935) associated with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal (Regd. No. 24693). Himalayan Foundation Nepal started providing , food, support, shelter, sponsoring and education for underprivileged children within orphaned, street and communities children in Kathmandu and other areas of Nepal in 2005. Many children have had traumatic and tragic experiences as a result of the loss of their parents, much of which is due to the 10 year political war in Nepal. Since we have opened, we have managed to more than triple the amount of orphans in our care and plan to help many more.
Over the years, our work has expanded to include working with disadvantaged women to create new opportunities of generating income for themselves and their families, partnering with local schools to assist with teaching English, health and human trafficking awareness-raising activities, and community-building activities in Kathmandu, Chitwan and other areas of Nepal, Nepal is still a very underdeveloped country and needs developmental help in a wide range of areas.
Our organization also hosts volunteers, providing people from around the world with the opportunity to experience the real Nepal, staying with a local host family while assisting us in overcoming the challenges created by extreme poverty and disadvantage. Every volunteer makes a unique contribution, and our volunteers are able to work with us to structure their, volunteer experience following their interests and making the most of the skills and knowledge they have to offer.
If you are interested in volunteering with us or donating to support our work, please take a look at our various programs and contact us to let us know what areas of our work interested in.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Merry Christmas and happy new year 2015

Dear : Friends
Greetings to you from your big family in Nepal with HFN.  I hope you are well.  Mariya, all the children and myself would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.
We have decided to write a newsletter to update you on our past year, as for some of you it will have been some time since you last visited.
This year we have had 15 volunteers come and stay with us.  They have all been great and we have enjoyed getting to know them all.  They have come from Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland, U.S.A and the UK.  Previously, we have also have also had volunteers from Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Macedonia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada,  New Zealand, Portugal, Italia  and the Netherlands.
We are so grateful to how people from all around the world have come together in our home and have given up their time, shared their talents and resources for a good and worthwhile cause.  Your financial generosity has been such a help and blessing to us.  Without this, the orphanage would not be sustainable and the children would have remained in very different circumstances.  They would also not have the opportunities they currently have.   It has also helped us enable a few local children in our community to buy stationery and be able to go to school.  

In April this year, 10 year old Roshan from Chitwan joined us.  Sadly, his mother who worked as a labourer, died due to an illness.  This left Roshan in the care of his ill father who is unable to work due to kidney problems.  Unable to go to school, Roshan started hanging out with street children until, thankfully, someone in the neighbourhood contacted My sister from Chitwan. Roshan has settled in well and is working hard at school.
Madan is now 18 and lives with his step-sister and family about 5km away.  He visits once a week and sometimes comes to stay.  He has completed his 2 years of various subjects at Higher Education level, during which Computer Science was his main focus.  He went on to do a 3 month Korean language course but ultimately would love to pursue I.T. at University level.
Madan’s younger brother, Sujan, is with 15 now the oldest in the home.
He is in his final year at Secondary school and takes his exams in February, after which he has to wait for 6 months for his results!

All the other children are well and working hard at the local Active Academy school  where, apart from Nepali, all their lessons are taught in English.

Two years ago, Demisha moved from the Montessori nursery school to the Elim Kids Academy.  Dan is also now in uniform and has been going to the same school for the past year.  
Since September, Mariya has been working for a small finance company.  This involves walking from Thamel back to Dhapasi collecting money from shops along the way.
That just leaves us to thank you once again for your support and friendship.  We hope you have a joyful Christmas with your family/friends and wish you the very best for 2015. 
With love and warm wishes,
David, Maria and all the children
Himalayan Foundation Nepal(HFN)
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 4030,
Dhapasi, Kathmandu
Skype:  david.prasain