Non-Profit Organisations
Both organisations – COSF and HDFS are “Non profit organisations” and are registered as Charities. All donations and other incomes, as well as the fixed and variable assets are exclusively for the use of children-orientated projects as specified in the statutes of the COSF and in the Trust Deed of the HDFS. All members of the board work honorary.

Tax Benefits
Contributions to either COSF or HDFS are exempt from taxation as per the rules of the respective countries



Partnership with Children Of Sikkim Foundation (COSF)
The CHILDREN OF SIKKIM FOUNDATION (COSF) is a child welfare organization, which supports orphaned, semi-orphaned and needy children from the poorest families of the Himalayan state of Sikkim (North East India) with children's homes, schools, vocational training and medical supply. COSF enables project, child and teacher sponsorships as well as direct contributions, making it possible for HDFS to fund its social welfare activities.


Individual and local donors
A number of individual donors locally and from overseas help us at HDFS, both, financially as well as by gifting various items required for the children.


Government help
HDFS actively seeks assistance from relevant departments of the Government of India as well as State Government of Sikkim which have specific assistance packages for the type of projects being implemented by HDFS.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA), a department of the Government of India has been a major source of funding for the past couple of years.


Alternate sources of funding
HDFS is in the early stages of introducing income generating activities that will be tied with vocational training programmes and cultural activities. Some of these include: floriculture, horticulture and vermiculture compost for farming.

With the growth of Children’s Village, we are always under pressure to provide for the children in several areas and for this we look forward to continuing support from existing and new beneficiaries.

There are many ways that a person/organisation can support HDFS. Click here to see how you can help.


What Children Need – A Wish List

While monetary donations go a long way towards ensuring that HDFS is able to continue to serve those in our care, over 300 children ranging from the ages of 4 to 17 do require things from time to time and many of our facilities require specific items which might not be included on our operating expenditure budget.

For these items we appeal to members of the public. We would be grateful if you can spare any of the following for these children:

• Warm clothing
• Casual clothing (socks/shoes too!)
• Educational Software
• Film or Documentary DVDs/ videos
• Sports items (racquets/balls etc.)
• Educational board games
• General interest books/magazines
• Classroom utilities (stationery/school bags)
• Computer stationery (ink cartridges/paper)
• Musical instruments
• Vacuum Cleaners
• Heaters
• Cutlery

We appreciate anything that you can bring for the children which will help in putting a smile on their faces.

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Genesis and history of Human Development Foundation of Sikkim

We work to ensure that disadvantaged children get access to good quality education for life

A community of young boys and girls living, studying and growing up together

Grants, sponsorships and donations go a long way in financing the children projects

From sponsorships to voluntary services, the children are the sole beneficiaries

We look forward to your call or visit to HDFS