Mission Himalaya was founded in 2008 by a group of socially committed professionals to help rural and back tracked Nepalese communities. Not only have they committed to reaching out to those in need of proper healthcare and education but are also dedicated to helping orphaned and homeless children. Nepal has as many as 80,000 orphans, all in need of a safe, secure home.
Their objectives are:
Their primary project has been:
The Children's Eco Home & Farm - A self-sustaining eco-friendly home for orphans based in Kavre, Panauti. Mission Himalaya provide proper care and nurturing to children who have been abandoned or orphaned.
Registration No: 134/064/065
Gulf for Good have been working with Mission Himalaya since 2009, when funds were first donated by the English College Dubai to secure 1,930 square meters of land near Panauti for the Children’s Home & Eco Farm. The land was purchased in early 2010. There are currently 34 children in residence.
Gulf for Good has since funded the following, through various Gulf for Good Challenges:
2018 Land of the Thunder Dragon Challenge
This challenge raised US$21,056 to fund a washroom, lockers and a baseball court including fencing and roofing, a green house and the installation of a proper drainage system and soak pit.
2017 Everest Base Camp Challenge with OMG
This challenge raised US$23,949 to purchase solar panels and extra floor for the boy’s dormitory.
2017 Annapurna Base Camp Challenge
This challenge raised US$25,206 to purchase chickens and a coop, solar panel to heat hot water, furniture for the dining room and bedrooms and a CCTV security system.
2016 Poon Hill Challenge with Emirates NBD
This challenge raised US$29,700 to purchase additional insulation & to erect a boundary wall for newly acquired land.
2016 Bhutan Challenge
This challenge raised US$36,522 to insulate the Home's internal walls and add extra layers of glass to the huge windows of the building, helping to keep the kids protected from the bitter cold of the winter season. During Nepal’s winter, the temperature averages an icy 9 degrees, often dropping to below zero at night.
2015 Everest Base Camp Challenge
This challenge raised US$29,432 to fund a multipurpose vehicle for transporting the children to school, study tours as well as for emergencies plus medical and dental check-ups and daily activities.
2012 The Children’s Eco farm opened its doors to 16 children.
2011 Everest Base Camp Challenge
This challenge raised US$69,833 to fund the completion of the main building and ancillary buildings.
2009 Annapurna Circuit Trek
This challenge raised US$48,233 to fund the first stages of building the Mission Himalaya Eco Home & Farm Orphanage (formerly New Youth Children's Development Society). This work began mid-2010 to October 2011 by laying out the access road and boundary wall, then putting in latrines, showers, the guardhouse, and the first level of the main house, including 2 large bedrooms, kitchen/dining, plumbing, electrics and wastewater facilities.