Environmental & Sanitation Awareness project activities

Samundra Nepal is going to conduct at a  basic level, introducing the villagers to concepts and creative activities of Environmental Awareness and personal hygiene at mainapokhari Dolakha. Volunteers may also provide assistance to youth clubs or women’s groups in the community sharing their ideas, skills and knowledge about environmental issues. Example projects include: creating “green” clubs, planting a flower garden, planting trees, garbage management, recycling programs, making a smokeless stove, building a toilet pit and solid waste management.

HCH developes “I am in Facebook” course English

With the help of Shayna Oliveira, author of Espresso English, HCH members developed a contemporary English course for the deaf children at Kavre school in Banepa. The book focuses on the use of Facebook where the children learn basic English but also their awareness for the downside of social media is highlighted as children are a vonuable group on the Internet.

Construction Maternity Clinic Mainapokhari started!

With the help of our international individual sponsors who bought a stone or a (Christmas)card, we managed to start the construction of the sub base for our maternity clinic in Mainapokara. This is just a first step, but we are confident in attracting more and more people and organizations to make ours and theirs dream come true to facilitate the so needed health care facility for the villages in Dolakha mountain region Nepal.


Project visit to Singiyahi development villages

On February 13-15 (2012) Himalayan Care Hands foundations visited Singiyahi in the Mahottari district in Janakpur. In this deprived rural area the Center for Integrated Rural Development (CIRD Janakpur) is improving basic living conditions for the hundreds of (farming) families.
The communities lack healthcare, education, (nutritious) food and hygiene but with the help of Heifer International a unique empowerment program is running that can best be described by the famous pro-verb ‘we do not give them fish, but let learn them to fish’.
In October 2011 a unique experiment was added to the activities in collaboration with Himalayan Care Hands. To foster education four special XO laptops were donated and a special computer training started for a select group of children. The basic idea is to bring a ‘school in a box’ (laptop) since materials for good educations are rare or missing in these rural areas. With the help of CIRD the pilot was carried out and progress could fast be witnessed by the energetic and motivated style in which the children want to learn. For encouraging further learning, children were awarded by a special certificate. Two more laptops were donated.
The welcome and guidance of both CIRD members, presidents and staff and the residents of the different communities were overwhelming. In just a few days HCH learned about the many objectives and both CIRD and HCH discussed many possibilities on further collaboration, including expanding the digital school projects, new awareness programs and finding ways to enhance local education and medical facilities. Please help us and them by supporting this project! Do not just ‘like’, but look closely at what you see. Nepali empowering their fellow brothers and sisters. Share this experience and donate on our website(s).

Project visit to maternity clinic building site

In February 2012, members and friends of Himalayan Care Hands visited Mainapokhari in Nepal because of the international efforts to resurrect a maternity clinic for the mountain communities. This clinic is badly needed due to the distressing situation in which young mothers die prematurely due to lack of medical care. The welcoming was accompanied by a great Hindu ceremony where a symbolic first stone was laid at the building site. The ceremony was visited by a lot of interested local residents who’s hope relies on HCH for a realization of the clinic. HCH was proud to announce that the budget required for the foundation has been raised by benevolent foreign and Nepalese supporters. So, within a few weeks, the construction works will start. However, for the further construction and medical equipment, there still remains a missing amount of Euro 50,000 for which the foundation will do its utmost best to raise that with many actions and activities. In addition, donors can also own a piece of the clinic by buying a name engraved brick that actually will be used in the walls. Or even roll up their sleeves by volunteering in the project. There are already two Dutch midwives intending to give a special training to women of the villages.

Heart of Stone

In the remote Nepali mountain village Mainapokhari we are trying to establish an urgently needed maternity clinic. The mortality rate of young mothers and their (un)born children is high due to lack of medical care before, during and after giving birth. With a total of 30,000 Euros, we actually can built a medical health post with 10 rooms, the medical equipment, and train nurses. You can help in a unique way by building this clinic with your own brick(s).  If you want to help us, buy one or more bricks. Each bought brick will be painted with your name so the clinic will be really a bit of you. As a reminder, we will send you afterward a photo of your own bricks by mail!
Help us and buy your own brick for just Euro 5, – a piece or give someone else a brick as a gift with his or her name in the clinic wall!

Account number:
Himalayan Care Hands
Account number: 01601030028440,
Swift code: NIBLNPKT
Nepal Investment Bank Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Refer to: “Buying bricks clinic”

Once we have enough bricks to build the first walls, you will receive the photo of the wall with your personal brick(s). We keep informing you personally about the progress by mail and newsletter!
Please send your mail to: info@himalayancarehands.org

Newsletter Winter 2012

We present you proudly our second newsletter, Winter 2012 with lots of updates on our projects and a special word to our sponsors. Be welcome to download this colorful free newsletter and click on the picture to get it. Enjoy!

Volunteering at HCH!

Ever dreamed of doing volunteer work in Nepal? Teaching in front of a class of children? Or taking care of elderly? Nursing in a field hospital? Or working with wild animals? Himalayan Leaders and Himalayan Care Hands are collaborating on a professional volunteer organization to make your wishes come true and by doing so helping in our development projects. Curious how this works? Want to combine working and traveling through the Himalaya’s? Being part of a Nepali family or staying in a cozy guest house?

The Roof of Our World

After the rainy season that withhold further construction of HCH’s maternity clinic in Mainapokhari (Nepal) now with upmost commitment to the planned opening date of October 7th, construction teams are resuming the works. A roof has to be fixed in order to lay the bricks for the walls. A compliment to these inspired people who make all ours and their dream comes true!

Earthquake relief project 2015

HCH team has deployed to have an immediate action for relief works. In this connection, HCH had decided to go in a rush movement for immediate action and relief support for the victims of  Dolakha, Ramechhap, Nuwakot, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Gorkha and Dhading districts. For the immediate rescue and relief works 20 HCH volunteers are deployed, and they are regularly working for the entire course.

We have consequently decided to launch the relief supports program in earthquake-hit District. For the entire process, we were in contact with different INGOs and organizations which are working in the disaster management sector. Besides this, with the support of foreign people, we have very immediately started the relief supports program for the victims of an earthquake. In the first step of relief supports program, we had distributed relief materials including rice, pulse, cooking oil for 300 families of the victim of an earthquake of Dolakha and Dhading Districts. After food relief material we had distributed tarpaulin for 200 families and galvanized sheet for 40 needy people at Dolakha and Dhading District and 10 schools at Dolakha Districts.