Financing the education of boys and girls in the mountain districts of the Himalayas
The Himalayan Children’s Foundation (HCF) was co-founded by Tashi Gurung of Kathmandu and David Bidwell of Geneva, subsequent to an informal cooperation process that had been under way for 3 years. During that period, their objective was to bring the poor children of Dhorpatan, a village of Tibetan refugees managed by a Swizz organization, to Kathmandu for their education and care.
The Kailash Home
HCF was organized in 1977 with the help of Mr. Hubert Secretan and the Greendale Foundation of Guernsey, to formalize its activity and provide it with the necessary structure. The children were initially accommodated in the home of a teacher.
Activities at the Kailash
Extracurricular activities are very important for children’s all-round development. Accordingly, various activities are held to allow the children at Kailash Home to discover new horizons and explore them.