Our Story

The Active Hearts Foundation was founded by mountain guides and close friends, Dan Keys from Aotearoa/New Zealand and Arjun Adhikari from Nepal

Dan Keys and Arjun Adhikari:

Best mates Dan and Arjun have led expeditions through the Himalaya since 2011. They wanted to give something back to the communities they live and work in. The Active Hearts Foundation was formed in 2015 to facilitate small community projects prioritising positive health and education outcomes for children.

Please watch our documentary below to learn the full story:


The first Active Hearts Foundation library project was due to open on 1st May 2015 in the village of Satdobate, northwest of Kathmandu. Sadly the village and its surrounds were destroyed by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal on April 25th and May 12th. Visit the EARTHQUAKE PAGE to learn more on our efforts. From the debris of this catastrophic event begun the amazing journey that’s become the charity we are today.

Please watch our documentary below to learn the full story:

Watch the Active Hearts Foundation documentary. Beautifully filmed in 2019 by the amazing Producinators


Nothing is possible without our kind donors.

A million thanks to the generous people all over the globe who have and continue to support usĀ 

Namaste and Nga Mihi

Dan, Arjun and the Active Hearts Foundation family X

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