Himanchal on Facebook

To spread the word out further, we are now on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Himanchal-Education-Foundation/53593235002 . If you are on facebook, please become a fan of this organization and pass the link to your friends. Bonus materials on facebook: recent photographs from our volunteers!

HEF’s Cottage Industries — Paper Making

Thanks to Mahabir Pun’s efforts, many village women in Nangi now have a sustainable income to help support their families.  It is difficult for westerners to imagine the impact that bringing an additional $2.00/day can make on a family’s well-being: it is the difference between having enough money for a few extra things at the local ‘shop’ for the kids, an occasional chicken from traveling salespersons, or a festive new sari for a special occasion. Over the last four years, the women have had several trainings focusing on how to construct diaries which are made entirely from handmade paper and...

Supporting Self-Sustaintable Schools in Rural Nepal

Welcome to Himanchal Education Foundation. We are a non-profit corporation based in the US. Our goal is to support Himanchal High School in the remote village of Nangi, Nepal, a school that is a prototype for community-based educational development in rural areas. With help from volunteers all across the world, today our school supports grades K through 12, including a computer lab with Internet connnection. We welcome you to hear the story of our journey and stay connected with it in the future. Also, visit our sister site NepalWireless.net to learn of our wireless project to bring communication to people...