Higher Education for At-Risk Youth
Education, Life skills & Career Development
To date, over 200 at-risk children in Kathmandu and the surrounding rural districts have been supported with this program. For students in the program their school fees/supplies, medical, housing and living costs are covered allowing them to focus on their studies.
In March 2016, HCC graduated its first group of 10 students - eight students graduated with university degrees, and all 10 have secured employment or are pursuing master's degrees. Giving back to community is a cornerstone of the HCC educational philosophy, and these graduates are having profound effects in the community by volunteering their time to: provide healthcare advice and first aid training to rural communities; tutor and mentor orphans at the state-run orphanage in Kathmandu; deliver anti-trafficking comic books to village families for education and prevention; bring computer training basics to rural schools; educate girls in feminine hygiene and health practices; and work with earthquake relief programs.