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Active Hearts Projects

We are a grass roots international charity based in Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Our focus lies in remote Himalayan villages and impoverished areas of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

We facilitate community wellbeing projects for children prioritising health and education. We also provide humanitarian aid and assistance to various orphanages and homeless shelters that specifically assist those with mental and physical disabilities.

Every cent you donate goes to those in need.

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Latest Project

Navajeewan Secondary School Library

Shree Navajeewan Secondary School is a progressive school with technical agricultural education classes.  These classes teach aspects of Nepali horticulture and small business learnings. The aim is to provide quality education, self-reliant and sustainable practices. THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY HEARTSPACE EXPEDITIONS AND GUESTS JOINING THE GANESH HIMAL 2024 CHARITY TREK

Latest News

Watch the Active Hearts Foundation documentary

Beautifully filmed in 2019 by the amazing Jd and Jacob from Producinators



The 20min documentary shares our story from the very beginnings, through the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes and the vision for the future. Meet the Active Hearts Foundation team and spend time in the Himalayan villages and with Nepali people and children that call them home.

Join Us in Nepal on a Charity Trek!

The Ganesh Himal Charity Trek 2023
An incredible journey!

Facilitated by our trekking partner HEARTSPACE EXPEDITIONS the 2023 team was in for a real treat. The trek involved opening our Tribhuvan Secondary School Library, hiking across the beautiful Ganesh Himal foothills and spending 10 days fully immersed in traditional Nepalese villages and culture.

Julie WilsonSuch amazing memories. This hike is awesome! If you go on this trip you will never forget it. I’ve done lots of travel and visited over 40 c

ountries and this is by far the best thing I’ve ever done’

If you wish to learn more on joining Active Hearts Foundation and Heartspace Expeditions on the Ganesh Himal charity trek please follow this link to the Heartspace Expeditions website.


‘You will be welcomed as guests, but farewelled as family’

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Ganesh Himal Trek Nov 2019

In November 2019 a team of 12 foreigners and 46 Nepali staff returned to the amazing Nuwakot district beneath majestic Ganesh Himal once again to visit our completed projects and open our latest library project located in Salme school, Salme village, Kispang, Nuwakot.

This beautiful school and village was host to our 2018 Charity Trek group as we hiked through the region. This area was hit by the 2015 Earthquakes very heavily and after discussion with the school officials in 2018 Dan and Arjun decided to help rebuild a brand new library/classroom facility for Salme school. The project was opened November 15th 2019 with an awesome celebration by the local school children and community. The 10 wonderful guests from New Zealand and America on the 2019 Charity Trek had helped fund the new library. They were guests of honor at the opening celebrations beneath majestic Ganesh Himal it was a very special day.

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Ganesh Himal Trek Nov 2018

During the month of November 2018 an international team of Active Hearts volunteers from New Zealand, the United States, Australia and Nepal trekked beneath the majestic Ganesh Himal range. Hiking far from the tourist trails deep into these remote communities, led by the wonderful people that call them home, an adventure unlike no other was had.

We then completed eight-days trekking self-contained camping out beneath the Himalaya with our team of 40 local support staff. The views were incredible, the organic feasts they prepared were amazing but the local communities we spent time with was the highlight.

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to facilitate projects in Nepal prioritising community, health, and education outcomes.

The main beneficiaries of anything Active Hearts does is children. Whether we are building a school library, sponsoring an orphanage or homeless shelter, suppling pre/post natal equipment for a medical clinic or working on a new irrigation system…

The point of our projects is to better the health and education outcomes of the children.

After all, children are the world’s most valuable resource x

Our Story

The Active Hearts Foundation was founded by a group of expedition guides from New Zealand and Nepal. For many years they have led expeditions through some of the most spectacular locations in the world. Active Hearts Foundation begun as a way to give back to the communities they love, live and work in.

Join the Hearts Team

Would you like to be part of the Active Hearts team and join us on a charity trek in Nepal? Or perhaps you or your school would like to start a fundraiser for a Hearts project. Or maybe you have some items or creations that may be beneficial to the villages and schools we work with. Click below to find you how you can help

Contact Us

We are a small international family that have a mutual desire to see the children of rural Nepal have greater access to education and health. Contact us with any questions and to speak with the team, Namaste

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