NHCFBC has been in operation since the year 2010, actively fulfilling its mandate to provide help and assistance to people in need, on a global basis. NHCF has raised donations in support of victims of flood disaster in Pakistan, drought in Horn of Africa, typhoon in the Philippines. In 2015, NHCF raised funds for Earthquake Victims in Nepal. The foundation has also raised funds for the benefit of 2016 Fort McMurry Wildfire Victims in Alberta, Canada. Some of these raised funds were channeled through OXFAM and through Canadian Red Cross Society, while NHCF members have also personally provided relief support to victims of Nepal Earthquake.
- 2010 -2017 Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, Vancouver
NHCF launched its first brunch program in collaboration with Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in May 2010, as part of its objective to alleviate poverty. By December 2016, about Five Thousand meals had already been served.
This was a monthly support program where NCHF volunteers, in partnership with Kiwassa Neighbourhood Community Center, provided free meals to the local people at Hastings and Nanaimo Street at East Vancouver.
- May 2015 Nepal Earthquake Victim Immediate Support
On April 25, 2015, an earthquake struck in Nepal with a magnitude of 7.8, followed by several strong aftershocks. The main epicentre of the disastrous earthquake was in Gorkha District. The quakes killed more than 9,000 people, and left many homeless and in desperate need of shelter, medical help and food. NHCF was actively involved in raising funds to support for those victims in need. We received cooperation from many volunteers for our efforts. We also received generous support from many local, national and international individuals and organizations. With the raised funds, we were able to provided immediate relief support such as tents, blankets, food and medical supplies to earthquake victims in various parts of Nepal.
Then President Parashar Malla, Secretary Raju Ranjit and many other committed volunteers travelled to Nepal and distributed items worth of about CAD $14,000 in the following areas:
1. Mirkot & Dhuwakot VDC, Gorkha – 100 tents – cost NRs.76K
(61 families from Mirkot VDC and 64 families from Dhuwakot VDC, additional 25 tents were purchased and provided by local volunteer Narayan Adhikari).
2. Kavrepalnchowk – Hokse and Siranchaour village- costs NRs. 136K
(103 tents and 58 blankets)
3. Chepag village near Gajuri, Chitwan- costs NRs. 28K
4. Aginchok VDC, Dhading – costs NRs. 275K
5. Anniakot VDC, Kavre – costs NRs. 240K
6. Godamchaour, Lalitpur – costs NRs. 95K
7. Khokna/Luvu, Lalitpur – costs NRs. 68K
8. Borle, Sindhupalchok – costs NRs. 52K
9. Mirkot VDC, Gorkha – costs NRs. 38K
(75 mosquito nets)
Transportation/Logistics – provided by the local volunteers. Estimated currency based on average exchange rate at the time and rounded at nearest thousand NRs.
- NHCF started making contacts with various individuals and organizations in Nepal for cooperation to support any and all feasible projects to help to rebuild earthquake destroyed infrastructure.
- August 2016 Fort McMurray Fire
Supported Fort McMurray Fire Victims in Alberta – $1,500.
- March 2017 Shree Mahendra Lila Higher Secondary School – Gorkha, Nepal
- April 2017 Vaishaki Parade, Surrey
- April 2017 NightShift Ministry, Surrey
- May 2017 Shree Dewalingeshwor Lower Secondary school, Orang, Dolakha
- July 2017 Shree Madanedanda Secondary School at Dhuwankot, Gorkha
- September 2017 Nagar-Kirtan, Abbotsford
- November 2017 NHCF first gala fundraiser dinner program, Surrey BC
Reconstruction of Shree Mahendra Lila Higher Secondary School – construction completed. Partnership with NRNA, London Cross Cultural Center, Newa Guthi and Nepalease Society of Calgary. NHCF contributed $16,500 and total Project cost was $173,000. More than 500 students are studying in the school from Grade 1-12.
Largest Sikh community parade in North America, participated by more than 400,000 people. We served drinking water to thousands of parade participants.
NHCF has started monthly evening meals program in collaboration with NightShift Ministry in Whalley, Surrey; feeding the homeless people in the Whally neighbourhood. Monthly evening meals have continuously been hosted and we serve about 100-150 hot meals each month.
The foundation has provided financial support for more than 350 students of Shree Dewalingeshwor Lower Secondary school at the remote area of Orang Village, Dolakha district of Nepal in providing school supplies. The school supplies were neatly packaged in backpacks and distributed to students.
Rebuild Computer lab and library – Project completed. NHCF funded $9,000. More than 350 students have been studying in the school mostly from the local Kumal and Tamang communities.
Abbotsford Nagar-Kirtan is one of the largest annual parades in Abbotsford, where thousands of people from the Sikh community come together to celebrate their heritage. We served drinking water to thousands of participants that day.
In this program we showcased traditional songs and dances performed by talented local artists. Thank you to our numerous sponsors for making it a grand success!
- February 2018 Early Childhood Development Centre
- December 2018 Shree Saraswati Secondary School, Kalyanpur, Morang, Nepal
Since its inception, NHCF had been exploring possibility of charitable activities in Nepal. This came to fruition in 2013 with CRA approval to partner with Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) led by CNN Hero Pushpa Basnet. ECDC (established in 2005, located in Kathmandu) provides support to the children of incarcerated parents.
The children under its care receive regular medical checkup, vaccinations, and are enrolled in a local school. Please visit ECDC Nepal to learn more. Funds raised by NHCF and other individuals were remitted to ECDC for procurement of educational materials to the needy students.
NHCF provided total funding of CAD20,080.89 to build new toilets in the school. Project has 100% completed as of December 2020. A new toilet building for the school has benefited all the students, staff and school family; who earlier had no facility in the school and were having to go out to the fields or nearby jungle to relieve themselves.
- April 2019 Shree Vidhyamandir Higher Seconary School, Baglung, Nepal
- May 2019 Shree Tribeni Higher Secondary School, Mirkot, Gorkha, Nepal
- August 2019 Shree Basukee Lower Secondary School, Aaruarwang, Gorkha
- September 2019 Jhigu Paala Society of BC
Rebuilding of Shree Vidhyamandir Higher Seconary School, Baglung, Nepal has been completed in Partnership with School Management Committee. NHCF funded $38,500. Total project cost was $103,000 and about 1300 students are studying in the school.
Rebuild of Computer lab and the computer library of Shree Tribeni Higher Secondary School, Mirkot, Gorkha. Project Completed. NHCF contributed $9,000. About 400 students are studying in the school from grade 1 to +2 levels.
Rebuilding of Shree Bashukee Lower Secondary School, Aaruarbang, Gorkha, Nepal has been completed. NHCF funded $30,000 in co-ordination with Nepalese Scholars Association of UBC Okanagan Campus, Kelowna. Total project cost is $37,500.
Project started at November 2018. NHCF has supported to low Income people in Kathmandu valley for income generation program of earthquake affected people partnership with Jhigu Paala Society of BC.
- May 2020 National Innovation Center Nepal on COVID-19 Support
- October 2020 Funding support to “Feeding the Hungry” project in Nepal
- December 2020 Donation to Surrey Food Bank
In March 2020 meeting of NHCF Board of Directors, we discussed and agreed to discover and support initiatives in Nepal which are involved in providing COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts in the society. Consequently, BOD came to a decision to correspond with National Innovation Center (NIC) Nepal Chairperson Dr. Mahabir Pun.
NIC Nepal (locally known as Rastriya Awiskar Kendra) is a not-for-profit organization established by the Ramon Magsaysay Award (Community Service) winner Dr. Mahabir Pun for the enhancement of education, research and technology development in Nepal.
NHCF contributed funds to National Innovation Center (NIC) Nepal to support for Covid-19 related relief efforts of providing PPE and ventilators under “Corona Mitigation Project”. The donation amount is CAD 1,200 (Equivalent NPR 98,353).
For more information on NIC and its fight against COVID-19, please visit www.nicnepal.org/
NHCF recently supported cash donation of CAD 300.00 to “Feeding the Hungry” project in Nepal through Rotary Club of Nanaimo – Daybreak, BC, Canada. This joint effort of Rotaracts all over North America is focused to collect funds of CAD33,000 for feeding 100,000 meals to vulnerable people affected by COVID-19 related lockdowns. These people belong to diverse communities from Kathmandu valley and the rest of the country. This is a continuation of an existing feeding programs, with Rotary + Rotaract Movement. So, the collaborators are aiming high to lead towards establishment of Nepal Food Bank in the long run.
Thank you Dr. Sanjivan of Mahara of Rotary Club of Nanaimo – Daybreakand, all the associated Rotarians, Rotaracts, and Volunteers for this wonderful endeavour.
NHCF, in partnership with CAN Education Foundation (http://caneducation.org) took initiative to collect non-perishable food items for Surrey Food Bank this holiday season. Along with the collected items, NHCF was able to purchase $289.24 worth of additional food supplies from our funds. Our director Harihar Bhandari and Mrs. Samjhana Lama from CAN Education Foundation purchased the food stuff and handed them over to the staff of Surrey Food Bank main branch at Newton. We would like to thank the CAN Education Foundation for sharing this support initiative and making it happen jointly.
We wish everyone Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let us all be safe during these difficult times.
- May 2021 Relief for Covid-19 crisis in Nepal
NHCF is coordinating with multiple organizations to provide many different kinds of support in Nepal. Please visit our Covid-19 Special Page for full details.