Five Nepalis Running Marathon to Raise Funds for HEF

Five kindred Nepali spirits – Rohit, Anurakta, Netra, Karma, and Sunil (RANKS for short) are running the Colorado Marathon on May 1st, 2011 in Fort Collins, CO, and better yet – they are dedicating their marathon run to raise funds for Himanchal Education Foundation and support Mahabir Pun. We would greatly appreciate your pledging your support for their marathon by contributing here – Also – become their Facebook fan and follow their progress to the big race day

Family Solar Water Heater Project

Editor’s Note: Kim, a wonderful American living in Singapore, arrived in Nangi in summer 2010 with her 4 children, aged 8 to 16, to install a solar water heater in Nangi. The following is her account of her wonderful trip. Thanks Kim! In the fall of 2009, my high school daughter, Jessica, and I attended an inspirational and moving assembly at her school, The Singapore American School.  The focus of the assembly was that everyone can volunteer and make a difference – either in big ways or small.  Later that day, Jessica told me that our family needed to do...

US Ambassador to Nepal Honors Mahabir Pun

Courtesey of American Ambassador to Nepal Nancy J Powell honoring Mahabir Pun, the recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magasaysay Award, in a programme felicitating 26 social leaders for their special contribution in the field of social development in Nepal, organised by Antenna Foundation in Kathmandu, Wednesday, Jul 02 09.

Himanchal School as seen by Andris Bjornson

Andris Bjornson is a professional photographer who visited Nangi and surrounding areas in Nov-Dec 2008. He took some great shots of the area, and has kindly permitted us to republish here. Check out the mindblowing pictures on our Facebook album (and share yours if you have some good ones from your trips to Nangi!)  Don’t forget to visit Andris’s site for more pictures and commentary –

Robin Shields, Former Volunteer, is Walking Across Nepal

Robin Shields is one of the earliest volunteers to visit Nangi (we need to get your profile page up Robin 🙂 .. and now, this fall, he will walk all the way across Nepal, east to west, all 900-odd kilometers through the mountains and the valleys on foot. Here is a link where you can find more information, and send Robin encouragement and also tips on some of the routes where he doesn’t have much information.

Himanchal on Facebook

To spread the word out further, we are now on Facebook – . 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!

Meet (some of) our Volunteers

A huge part of the progress made in Nangi village is because of our volunteers, who come over from all across the world and share their precious time with the children and rest of the community. Dr. Deb Stoner has recently been contacting our past volunteers to share their story with us. Here are the first of their incredible stories (We will keep you posted as we hear more, and if you are a volunteer, or know a volunteer, have them download the volunteer feedback form and send to Dr. Deb Stoner). Jonni Lehtiranta Allison Schultz Emily Christie Anukool Sathu...

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 to learn of our wireless project to bring communication to people...