The FHC project
Friends of Himalayan Children (FHC) is a volunteer-run, humanitarian organisation, working in remote rural communities in the Sindhupalchok region of Nepal and in Kathmandu. Their aim is to improve the lives of vulnerable women and children in Nepal, through better access to quality education and training and through community development projects. They strive to provide empowerment through education.
Female trekking guides
Meet some of the Children...
As part of my contribution to FHC, my goal is to really get behind their project which teaches women to become trekking guides so they can make a living doing something they love in an industry that is highly male dominated. For these girls it is so difficult to access the training they require and so FHC and "Take On Nepal" have joined forces in creating this project and changing the lives of these amazing, beautiful women. I will soon be visiting the village and hostel with my fellow climbing friend Marie-Pier Desharnais to provide gifts and sanitary products to the children as well as providing a donation which enables the hostel to keep running. I will be keeping everyone updated through social media and my blog page!
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.