Since 2009, the Khachodling Himalayan Education & Culture Fund has provided the opportunity for education directly to Himalayan children from very poor families. These families have usually moved away from their traditional villages in the mountains to find work in urban towns. The average income of such families is less than $400 per year and very few children have the opportunity to attend school.
Nowadays, particularly in the Himalayas, children are being sent away to the Indian plains for their education and are therefore losing touch with their cultural roots. There are no job opportunities in their home locality so they tend to stay away for years and continue to disconnect with their communities and heritage.
Khachodling aims to nuture “good human beings” by providing poor Himalayan children a balance of modern academic education, a grounding in ethical values, a sense of well being and an ongoing connection to the wisdom of their ancient Himalayan culture.
Your support creates genuine education opportunities for these children, which in turn becomes the basis for a sustainable and viable future for their Himalayan families and communities. The Khachodling Team have a long and respected association with people in these areas and are in a unique position to provide relevant and meaningful services.
In 2017, Khachodling aims to support 25 children. Help us Reach our Goal!