Securing a brighter future for children in remote Himalayan communities

Our mission by 2030 is to ensure access to education for all children in the remote Kanchenjunga and Indrawati communities of Nepal. We believe having children in school is the best way to break the illiteracy-poverty cycle and counter the risk of child trafficking. Our work also extends to health and livelihood improvement activities in order to give parents the capacity to send their children to school. We are a small and passionate team, dedicated to working in very remote Himalayan areas that large-scale organisations overlook.


Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and providing a foundation for sustainable development.


Helping families generate a sustainable living means better nutrition, greater prosperity, and children in school.


We work closely with communities to provide healthcare services and health education.


Past Events

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10 Year HDFA Anniversary Dinner

Taste of Nepal, Nepalese Restaurant, 300 The Parade Kensington, SA 5068 May 23, 2024

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Our flagship undertaking is with the Ghunsa Village community. We aim 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.


In remote Ghunsa we are working with the community to improve education for local children.

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Since 2016 we have been working with communities in the Indrawati region which borders Tibet seven hours north of Kathmandu. This remote and poverty-stricken part of Nepal was hit very hard by the 2015 earthquakes. We are helping to improve health and living standards so that families are strong enough to support their children’s education. 

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Hellok Community Project

Hellok is located in the Phaktanglung Rural Municipality in Eastern Nepal. Located in the middle hills region, Hellok is a subsistence farming community with a heavy reliance on farming and labour work. 

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Seti Devi

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

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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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