HOPE FOR HIMALAYAN KIDS
Hope for Himalayan Kids (HFHK) Australia is a registered, not-for-profit, child-welfare organisation providing assistance in Nepal.
HFHK is dedicated to child protection through a process known internationally as "deinstitutionalisation". This means we do all that we can to prevent children from being placed unnecessarily in an institution (children's home).
HFHK's target group is orphaned, abandoned and at-risk Nepalese children.
More than 40% of the children in Nepal live below the poverty line. For many of these children, the cycle of poverty will simply continue for generations to come unless they are given the support they need to change their situation and reach their full potential.
Children whose families live in poverty are vulnerable. In Nepal, natural disasters such as the April 2015 earthquake and yearly landslides during the monsoon season can be the breaking point for families already struggling to survive.
Many of these vulnerable children end up in overcrowded and underfunded children's homes. A great deal of effort has gone into improving the standards, guidelines and conditions in many of these children’s homes. However, even in well-funded institutions children are still vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
HFHK's goal is to help orphaned, abandoned and at-risk Nepalese children reach their full potential by supporting their good health, proper education and overall development and well being.