Securing a brighter future for Nepal’s children

We want to enable the people of the Himalayas to choose their own development pathway in an informed and sustainable way, whilst retaining the cultural heritage of their own choosing.


Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty, having a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations. Education enhances lives. It ends generational cycles of poverty and disadvantage and provides a foundation for sustainable development.


Give the children in Nepal a better start in life. We aim to provide children not only with a good education, but also a safe environment where all the needs of a child are provided for.


We work closely with communities to provide education on health issues, and facilitate provision of healthcare services.


We will assist in the development of the supply of basic needs like energy, infrastructure, and waste systems and provide information, education and training to achieve meaningful and lasting change.


Helping communities adapt to the impacts of environmental events like earthquakes and flood, and promote sustainable use of natural resources to develop the economic development of the community level while conserving natural resources.


HDFA works with communities to enhance individual and community well-being and welfare by following a path of economic development that safeguards the welfare of future generations.


Want to get involved? Why not join any one - or many - of these events?

Past Events

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Our flagship undertaking is the Ghunsa Village Project. We aim to work with the Ghunsa Village community to improve education standards for the local children, with healthcare and basic infrastructure improvements to enable this to occur, while being mindful of the need for both conservation and economic development.

Upper Indrawati

We aim to work with the villages in the Upper Indrawati region to help improve the living standards for the local children and families, with healthcare, education development and basic infrastructure to enable this to occur, with an eye to helping build sustainable communities through economic development opportunities and conservation. 

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Ghunsa Village

Our flagship project is the Ghunsa Village Project, where we aim to work with the village of Ghunsa community to improve the education standards for the local children...

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Seti Devi School Rebuild

Help put the next generation of Nepal's children back on track for a brighter future. COMPLETED PROJECT

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No Girl Sold

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How you can help

There are lots of ways you can help contribute to the Himalayan Development Foundation Australia

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This week's arresting image of climbers queuing to summit Mount Everest is one of insanity. And in the context of a Nepal still devastated by the 2015 earthquake, we might ask whether the West's fascination with Nepal should be realigned.

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After 18 years of expeditions and treks in the Himalayas it was a visit to the fabled Kanchenjunga region of eastern Nepal visiting the Ghunsa school in 2013, with long time friend Chhowang Sherpa, that inspired me to action. Walking into the freezing cold room used as a hostel for 8 children to sleep on the floor, it was obvious change was required. Initially education was the focus, but with a 1 in 4 attendance rate, it was obvious a lot more needed to be done than simply painting the classroom and putting a company sponsors name over the door way and walking away job done...

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