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January 6, 2022

News from Naari

Greetings from Himalayan Education Foundation (HEF)! With the aim of building healthy and resilient communities in the hills, HEF partners with Himalayan Naari, a women’s self-help group […]
November 1, 2021

Building the world we want to live in

Our planet is facing a climate emergency and an unprecedented environmental crisis — which pose great risks to our wild places, native species, and our own […]
October 2, 2021

A day in the life of Mr. Mayank Mehta

Himalayan Education Foundation (HEF) works closely with Himalaya Inter College (HIC), Chaukori, in its aim to build and strengthen rural communities. For more than a decade, […]
August 24, 2021

Towards better lives and livelihoods

    Prelude: The story so far…   20 years ago in the pre-internet era, very few intrepid travelers knew about Chaukori, a sleepy hamlet in […]
July 13, 2021

My Life as a Himalayan Farmer

My name is Diwan Singh Mahara and I am 42 years old. I was born and brought up in a village called Udiyari, some 5 km […]
May 25, 2021

Chaukori: A perspective on the place and its people

HIC Alumni

July 21, 2022

Palak Bankoti : To make affordable medicines for a healthier world

Himalayan Education Foundation (HEF) encourages girls in the rural Himalayan communities to aspire to higher professional goals.  HEF has been providing scholarships for promising girl students […]
May 2, 2022

Sony Thakuni: Programming for a better future

Sony Thakuni is a native of  Munsiari, a remote frontier town near the Indo-Tibetan border in Kumaon. Overlooking Panchachuli snow peaks in the greater Himalaya and […]
March 19, 2022

Deepak Karki : Writing and dreaming in Delhi

Deepak Karki is a man with many hats. Writing for online media, playing music, crafting poems, making videos about village life in the Himalayas are some […]
February 17, 2022

Dimpal Rawat : Aiming high in the corporate world

Dimpal Rawat graduated from Himalayan Inter College (HIC) in 2017 and is presently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Dehradun. She is a recipient […]
February 17, 2022

Bhawana Mehra : Seeing the world through a physicist’s lens

Bhawana Mehra is a graduate of Himalayan Inter College (HIC), Chaukori and a recipient of a scholarship from Himalayan Education Foundation. At present she is studying […]
January 6, 2022

Pramesh Tamta : How stars are made

We are delighted to introduce Pramesh Tamta, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Astrophysics while working as an assistant professor in Physics at Soban Singh […]