social visit volunteer with hike an impressive with interesting time visiting the HECAC (Himalayan Environmental and Cultural Awareness Center) project where needy children of poor parents, single parent of poverty stricken mother and orphans are looked after and sheltered in HECAC.
Your time in Kathmandu before or after your main trip trekking or other adventure and tours will be much appreciated with a visit to our orphanage and school where you can enjoy playing and interact with the children at HECAC.
Brief information of HECAC:
HECAC was founded in 2004.HECAC (Himalayan Environmental and Cultural Awareness Center)Nepal a non-profit organization, truly committed in helping deprived people of remote areas around the mid hills of Nepal Himalaya.
Besides supporting orphanage children HECAC is strongly engaged in ecological management and environmental protection of the Himalayas.
Main aim of HECAC – Sponsor a child Project, has designed the Child Sponsor project with the vision of hope, a small contribution of financial help and support can benefit even change the lives of many poor and needy children of the rural village communities.
With your time visiting, it will certainly help change the lives of poor family.
In the near future HECAC targets teaching the parents as well, as we believe parents play a major role in children’s education and bringing up as well, children spend most of their time at home and only five to six hours a day in school.
Therefore, HECAC aims to work with children as well with their parents, in an effort to increase the general populations’ confidence and the value of education, environment and culture.
Education is a path to light; it pulls human being out of darkness and pushes into happiness of life. Considering this, since its establishment of HECAC has been supporting the needy children of Nepal.
HECAC continues to improve its oven program and back ground projects:
Last year, Himalayan Environmental and Cultural Awareness Center (HECAC) got many environmental concerned proposals from different parts of remote villages. HECAC coordinator also made the field visit and survey in concerned places.
After studying of all different proposals and field visit in various places, HECAC Proposal Selection Committee (PSC) selected “an improved oven project” which was submitted by Salang Village (Dhading District) Development Committee (V.D.C) Ward no 4.
Day 01: A Day in an Orphanage with refreshing hike.
Your morning starting with breakfast at the hotel and then meet our HECAC representative or staff volunteer and then a short drive to orphaned home.
Here meet children and interact before they leave for school.
Welcome with garland and greetings in a traditional Nepali way the children will be much delighted to meet you and talk with their limited knowledge in English.
After an hour of interesting and enjoyable time a short drive to the western suburb of Kathmandu valley rim in a tranquil area of Nagarjung Hill popular among city folks for dry picnic and to escape from the hustle, bustle of city life for few hours. From here after getting the tickets of the Nagarjung conservation park ticket heading into a serene forested area of rhododendron, pines, oaks trees with much uphill climb after 1-2 hours of hike uphill reaching at 2,250 meters high point of Nagarjung hill top, where there is a small monastery with a statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padamasamava) a 6-7th Century tantric and saint Guru of Nyingpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Here enjoy the pack lunch with the view of whole Kathmandu valley from the observatory tower and then hike downhill with a short drive back to orphanage.
Spend the time with the children playing games, singing and teaching them some English and rhymes and help them with school home work.
Your time with the needy and loving child will always be treasured for many years to come.
After a wonderful time at orphanage return back to hotel after sharing stories and talks with the children, having simple Nepali dinner and with fond memories.