Major Partnerships and Media
Ama Chhori Foundation of Hope Partnership
Ama Chhori Foundation places great value in partnering with locally based organiations in the developing world dedicated to improving the lives and circumstances of women and children. Ama Chhori provides small grants toward programs like educational trainings, the construction of training centers, construction of housing, and small business development. Ama Chhori Foundation of Hope is currently acting as a fiscal sponsor for Happy Kids Center, allowing for more streamlined financial systems for donors and partners outside of Nepal.
The mission of Ama Chhori Foundation of Hope is to provide women and girls educational opportunities that promote empowerment, independence and a sustainable economic decision-making process.
Girls Not Brides Partnership
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1,000 civil society organizations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential.
In 2019 Happy Kids Center was invited to become a Girls Not Brides partnership after launching a unique, incentive and empowerment based child marriage prevention program, Kanya String of Hope.
IndoHemp creates high-quality, eco-friendly hemp products made by artisans from severely impoverished regions of Nepal. IndoHemp is not only contributing to the local economy by creating jobs for vulnerable people, they are also giving back with to the nation’s children with every sale!
10% OF ALL IndoHemp purchases are donated directly to
Happy Kids Center!
Givology is a nonprofit, peer to peer fundraising network made up of individual donors, referred to by the organization of Givologists. Givology connects Givologists with education-based, grassroots organizations like Happy Kids Center from all around the world.
Happy Kids Center became a partner of Givology in 2018. Follow the links below to explore HKC’s Givology Profile
Givology's Happy Kids Center Podcast
Photographers Without Borders
Photographers Without Borders is a global nonprofit organization committed to telling stories that make change and facilitate the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2013, PWB has worked with over 175 storytellers documenting over 175 NGOs and non-profits in over 35 countries. Happy Kids Center will be hosting Storytellers from PWB in the coming year! Stay tuned!
Unlearning By Bike
Unlearning By Bike Media
Nicole Heker is a member of Happy Kids Center’s Core Team who is riding her bicycle from Thailand to Spain to raise money for Happy Kids Center! Learn more about Nicole’s noble journey on her website, or check out the media attention she has garnered below!
Follow Nicole Heker on her bicycle ride from Thailand to Spain for Happy Kids Center without leaving your bed!
Walk Herr Earth
Dara Herr, a writer and documentary filmmaker, writes about Nicole Heker’s journey and the reason behind it (Happy Kids Center) in her blog, Walk Herr Earth.
Brian Hickey of Philly Voice beautifully illustrates what motivated Nicole to begin this bike trip, and what has been going on at Happy Kids Center while she is on this journey.
Georgia Today, a top news source in Georgia, reports on the theft of Nicole Heker’s bike. Just one of Nicole’s many crazy stories along this journey.
Happy Kids Center Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer
In the Sunday Edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s series The Upside Nathalie Pompilio published a piece titled, “These local pals have found joy in making kids happy, safe and educated in Nepal”.
Heker and Carney were both 22 when they arrived in Bhaktapur in 2016. The Happy Kids Center was a semipermanent bamboo structure with a limited mission. The children had rough lives, and it showed in their thin frames, glassy eyes, and dripping noses. “These kids in this community are special and resilient and so vibrant and different from everything and everyone I’ve ever known,” Heker said.