Welcome to the Himalayan Youth Foundation UK
HYF UK – Caring and Educating
Today, HYF UK cares for over 200 children in Nepal and Bhutan and has been able to finance the construction of purpose-built facilities at each location with the help of its generous sponsors. HYF UK is a well-run foundation concentrating on providing a quality home and educational experience for the children. Our hostel in Kathmandu is home to 103 children and our school in Bhutan currently has 150 children enrolled. At present, the focus for HYF UK is to enrich our programmes for the students by strengthening the quality of education and expanding our extracurricular activities. To this end, we are expanding our facilities at Kailash Home with an Education Centre; we have completed a Support for Learning programme; and we are seeking funds for a secondary education endowment. Read More
EARTHQUAKE DISASTER UPDATE
We are most grateful to those who supported our Earthquake appeal, which enabled us to raise over £25,000 in the UK, and a total of almost £100,000 when combined with the efforts of our partners in the US and Andorra. On behalf of the children a huge “THANK YOU” to all those who responded to our appeal.
Thanks to this generosity, we have been able to carry out all the necessary repairs to the accommodation buildings and utility services and to return the children to their dormitories. Whilst the major earthquakes have passed, a continuing series of aftershocks reminds us that the area is still volatile and we have taken the opportunity to carry out some strengthening work to guard against future earthquakes.
In the local community, we have been able to contribute to repairs to the communal water supply, which serves our home, and also to help with repairs to buildings at the schools which our children attend. The balance of remaining funds is being retained to support those children and staff who have lost family members as a result of the earthquake and also to provide assistance to reconstruction of the villages, some quite remote, which the children still call home.