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.


Nepal trekking information night

Thebarton Community Centre, Corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville SA 5031 Nov 13, 2019

Come and find out about HDFA's upcoming Reach Higher treks, in partnership with Big Heart Adventures. 

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Blue Mountains for the Himalayas

Blackheath Golf and Community Club, Brightlands Avenue, Blackheath, NSW 2785 Nov 23, 2019

A fun evening of music and dancing supporting vital healthcare in remote Nepal

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Past Events

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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. In this remote and poverty-stricken a part of Nepal, 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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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

Recent News

Sharing our success: Health post now fully handed over to the community

Feb 17, 2020

When HDFA first arrived in Ghunsa back in 2013 there was no health service in this remote eastern region of Nepal. If the local people required healthcare, this meant a two day trek to the nearest health post in Lelep.

Christmas appeal 2019: Please help us support Sarita and her daughter

Dec 04, 2019

During our recent trip to Nepal we had the great privilege of being invited into the home of an amazing young woman called Sarita*. She lives in a tiny house on a steep mountainside with her young daughter, Alina*.

Big news from HDFA: Reach Higher trekking launched

Nov 11, 2019

Hiking boots? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Ready to take a serious step up in life? Check.

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