(The text is updated in February 2019)
KMCH is a non-profit organization based in Humla, a district in North-Western Nepal. KMCH is registered at the District Administration Office in Humla and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council in Kathmandu.
KMCH supports mainly poor children in Humla so they can get education.
In order to let poor children from the mountain villages in Humla go to school, KMCH operates a school home in the village of Yangar. During 2018 there lived 47 children, 28 girls and 19 boys, from around 15 different villages of Humla, in the school home. The children were between 6 and 19 years of age and attend a governmental school in the nearby village of Yalwang.
In year 2018 KMCH finished a second floor on one of the buildings and decorated it with bunk beds and smokeless stoves, so KMCH can welcome 20 new children to the school home. In spring 2019 there will live 67 children at the school home. In 2018 KMCH also connected the school home to a new water source. The old one had run dry. Now when there is no problem with the water KMCH hopes to be able to build two shower rooms for the children and some more toilets.
During the period 2008 to 2016 KMCH operated, in partnership with the monastery Namkha Khyung Dzong, the health clinic Namkhyung Charity Clinic located in the same village as the children´s school. The clinic was very appreciated by the people in upper Humla. The consultations and the medicine were free of charge.
In year 2017 the authorities of Humla opened a health clinic near our children´s school. Then we could close our clinic. This was a necessary and important step in a process towards an increased responsibility of the authorities for vital public welfare.
The school home is the base for KMCH´s work in Humla. Other projects can be started individually by KMCH or in cooperation with other organizations if special funds and appropriate technical and administrative skills can be obtained. .
Autumn 2009 KMCH started education for adults in the village Yangar. It was mainly women in the village, of which very few have had the opportunity to go to school before, who requested it. In spring 2010 KMCH started teaching for adults in the village of Tumkot. From year 2012 the Education Office of Humla is responsible for the adult education and we are sorry to say that there is no such project today.
KMCH is focusing on education but is also, together with the authorities and other organizations, e.g. ready to launch projects that are focused on agriculture and reforestation in areas which for a long time have been plundered of its forests.
One step in that direction is KMCH`s Tree Planting Project (TPP) that started some years ago. Up to now KMCH has sent some persons to Kathmandu for education and bought equipment for planting and for taking care of trees and samplings. KMCH has planted apple trees at the school home and helped other villages with samplings and planting and hopes that this project will inspire others to do the same.
One step in that direction is the fruit-tree planting project that KMCH started in automn 2017. We hope that this project will inspire others to do the same.
Support us? Go to Support KMCH. There is also contact information. It is possible to donate via PayPal.