The Himalayan Foundation Nepal (HFN) began in 2007 with the establishment of its orphanage. At HFN we believe that each child deserves a loving home and a hope for the future. Therefore, we started to provide care, shelter, and education for children. The orphanage began with 4 children and has grown to provide for 15 children, aged 4 to 16 years old.
Leading HFN is the founder of the organization, Debi Lal Prasain (David), who runs the Orphanage and heads the volunteer work with the help of his family. Debi Lal Prasain (David) is also the pastor of the local church, Himalayan Hope, which meets in the orphanage on Saturdays. His wife Maria and his sister Mina provide general care for the children and prepare and serve their meals. His father helps to supervise their studies before and after school and accompanies them to school each day. The Orphanage also employees two teachers, Roma and Suman, who supervise the children's homework and revision sessions and play a part in their Christian development by teaching Sunday school and leading the fellowship at morning and evening devotionals.
HFN has grown to include a growing network of 6 orphanages in Nepal and to provide support for local community children by funding their school fees and the purchasing of their school books, equipment and uniforms. It has also established a volunteer program which provides volunteers with the opportunity to work in the Orphanage and HFN's affiliated orphanages, teach English in local schools and provide health and sanitation education in the community and life-skills training for women. We work together to help the community meet its local needs in an effort to work towards the goals of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. HFN's associated orphanages have no religious affiliation and therefore, HFN warmly welcomes both Christians and non-Christians from around the world to volunteer.
Currently, the Orphanage is based in Debi Lal Prasain's (David) family home and is supporting 18 community children. HFN has a vision to increase its living space to provide love and care for up to 50 children who need a home. HFN also hopes to expand the number of community children they care for to 100 children.
To help achieve these ambitious goals we hope to involve many more volunteers and have plans to extend the volunteer facilities to ensure they are comfortable during their stay at HFN. We hope to promote the needs and requirements for all the children through fund-raising, donations of money and goods and much prayer!
The Himalayan Foundation Nepal (HFN) began in 2007 with the establishment of its orphanage. At HFN we believe that each child deserves a loving home and a hope for the future. Therefore, we started to provide care, shelter, and education for…