If you believe in the work that HDFS is doing and would like to help, there are several ways how you can.

You could :

Spread the word
Visit HDFS

Donate money
Help us to rebuild broken lives. Because of our tax-exempt facility, we do not have an online payment option but require you to fill up an online  donation form and submit to us. Your gift (however large or small) will contribute towards a better life for our children.

Donate in kind
We are always grateful for contributions because it eases our load on our operating expenses. Perhaps you may want to donate any one or more of the items which we need at the Children’s Village.

Click here to view the children's wish list.

Sponsor a child
Individual donors or organizations may get more personally involved with HDFS by sponsoring a child. It costs at least Rs.1250 (about US$ 35) per month to maintain a child in HDFS.

This amount will help pay for the following: -
• Food and living expenses
• Personal clothing and medical expenses
• School fees, books, uniforms, school transport

Sponsors receive regular updates of the child’s progress as well as correspondence from the child too.

Yes, I would like to sponsor a child…

Sponsor an expense
You can also opt to sponsor HDFS’s fixed operating expenses such as the following:

• Electricity bills (approx. US$ 350 per quarter)
• Internet connectivity (US$ 180 per year)
• Educational excursions/workshops (approx. US$ 250 per year)
• Mid-day snack for kindergarten children (US$ 120 half yearly)
• Administrative transport (approx. US$ 1000 quarterly)

Your sponsorship of expenses will go a long way in subsidizing our standard operating expenses and help us to channel more funds towards service and child care expenses.

I would like to sponsor an expense…


HDFS welcomes volunteers

Thank you for wanting to join us in our quest to help children from adverse backgrounds.

If you are between jobs, a student on vacation, a tourist on a holiday, or if your organisation promotes or supports voluntary work you could look at helping HDFS achieve the goal of getting every needy and destitute child of Sikkim in school and learning well. Your input is very significant. Some of you may not be able to commit long-term but you may be able to contribute in another way.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. They include working adults, students, interns, tourists, retired persons, professionals, consultants, housewives, grandmothers and grandfathers!

Being a volunteer is a life-changing, rewarding, memorable, meaningful and challenging experience!

There are different areas of work in which you can volunteer. Some of these are as follows:-
To help teach - tuition, living skills, computer lessons, sports/games, art and craft, music and dance, floral arrangements, tailoring or cooking
To provide a service - medical, dental, optical, spring cleaning, gardening, repairs/ maintenance including for electrical products, house  wiring, etc, transport, groceries or laundry
To help organize fundraising efforts, outings/recreation or camps
Help in other ways

How do you start? It's simple. You can fill out the volunteer form and you will hear from us shortly. We look forward to you joining us!


Spread the Word
Raise awareness and let your friends know about our work. Kindly fill in the email addresses of your friends and we will send them a mail on your behalf.


Visit HDFS
If you are curious to know more about Lepcha Cottage or the Children’s Village and wish to see this extended community campus for yourself, please don’t hesitate to pay us a visit. We would be glad to show you around.

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Mission & Objectives
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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