The Friends of HYF UK

At HYF we value the relationships we have with individuals and other organizations. Here are a few of them.

The Himalayan Children’s Foundation (HCF) was founded in 1997 by a group of young and energetic Nepali social workers with the objective of improving the education, health and living condition of helpless, poor and orphaned children from the mountain districts of Nepal. Particular focus is placed on the Tibetan border regions of Dolpo, Mustang, Manang, Gorkha, Baglung and Solukhumbu etc.  Due to the remoteness of these areas, basic education is essentially unavailable.

The Choki Traditional Art School (CTAS) was established in April 1999 as Bhutan’s only private traditional arts school.  It provides skills-related education in the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan at no charge to poor Bhutanese students who are unable to attend or complete a formal education or attend the National Art School.

Himalayan Youth Foundation (US) is an American based non-profit organisation. HYF manages projects which serve disadvantaged children from remote regions of the Himalayas. HYF projects prioritise not only basic necessities including housing, food, clothing and medical care, but also education and lifelong mentorship. The Foundation is committed to equipping our children with the learning tools and job skills necessary to provide quality of life for themselves and for their communities.

Mountaineers for the Himalayas Foundation is a private, non-political, non-profit marking, non-religious and non-governmental organization (NGO) created by mountaineers anxious to assist helpless children in the remote mountainous districts of Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, India and Bhutan. MHF strongly believes that elementary education is the best guarantee to generate the economic, social, cultural and politic progress of this area.

The Madrinha Trust is a UK charity that connects children in the developing world, who have the potential to make a significant impact in their own communities, with mentors. The Trust promotes the advancement of education and the relief of poverty by supporting the menteess financially and assisting with every aspect of their studies. To date the Trust has matched mentors with mentees from South America, Africa, Asia and Palestine. The relationship with HYF enabled The Madrinha Trust to welcome it’s first Nepalese mentees.

Next Generation Nepal preserves family unity and strengthens communities by reconnecting trafficked children with their parents and culture in post-conflict Nepal. This is achieved by searching remote regions to find families of children who were taken by child traffickers with false promises, reconnecting these children with their families, caring for children in transitional homes that offer safety and security during the reconnection process and strengthening local communities to support the safe reunification of children with their families whenever possible.