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January 21, 2021

Kaaphal Hill – More than a home stay

How adventurer Tarun Mahara made his true home in the Himalaya by Raj Kumar The Himalayan mountains have fascinated people for millennia. They are home to […]
October 19, 2020

Coping with Covid-19: Hope and Resilience in the hills.

While the world reels under Covid-19 pandemic, the people of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand have also  experienced devastating disruption to their daily lives. The unprecedented health crisis overwhelmed both urban […]
October 23, 2016

A glimpse of Himalayan Naari artisans at work

Hello! Yesterday evening we had our weekly Naari meeting, which are always the highlight of our week. After each meeting we walk away elated and energized […]
September 17, 2016

Learning vocational trades is core curriculum, not optional!

In 2014, we had held a summit in Delhi to reflect on whether what we do is making a difference or not; and in the areas where it […]
September 17, 2016

HIC students shine yet again in board exams!

Children in Indian education system face tough State or National Board exams in 10th and 12th grades. These exams determines the academic path of a student. Continuing the trend […]
August 24, 2016

Helping Hands for HEF’s Himalayan Naari program

Greetings from the hills of Kumaon! As of today we have lived in Chaukori for a month and a half now. Our time here has been […]

HIC Alumni

October 2, 2021

A chat with Arpita Rawat – A civil services aspirant

Hello Arpita, Greetings! First, can you tell us about yourself? Your native place and family background.         Hi, I am from Berinag, a town near Chaukori. […]
August 24, 2021

Divya Dangi : Inspiring girls to dream big

“My dream is to establish a Yoga center in the Himalayan hills to spread awareness about mental and physical health.” Divya Dangi graduated from Himalayan Inter […]
July 13, 2021

Kavita Karki: Generating hope and confidence

Hello! My name is Kavita Karki. I am a graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I am from Premnagar village near Thal. My mother is a […]
May 20, 2021

Manju Karki: Creating Content and Contentment

Manju Singh Karki, Assistant Manager at Frootle India, Mumbai is an alumnus of Himalalan Inter College, Chaukori. She has a diploma in Environmental Studies and Outdoor […]
April 15, 2021

Hemlata Mehra : Teaching for a better society

Hemlata Mehra, an alumnus of Himalayan Inter College, was born into a subsistence farming family in Chaukori village. After her graduation from Himalayan Inter College (HIC) […]
April 11, 2021

Suraj Harariya : In tune with Nature

Suraj Harariya, a 2016 Himalayan Inter College (HIC ) graduate, is a passionate student of environment studies and conservation. Having received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, […]