Bright Horizon Children’s Home

A project of the Marlies Kornfeld Nepal Foundation

The Bright Horizon Children’s Home and School provides a home in a safe environment and access to education for disadvantaged children from the Himalayan region – regardless of their religious, ethnic and social background.

The approximately 250 children live together in family structures and learn early to take responsibility for themselves and the community.

Nepal – Help for children from the roof of the world

Nepal attracts alpinists and tourists from all over the world with its breathtaking eight-thousanders. The landlocked country, bordered by India and China, looks back on an ancient and eventful history.

Children’s Home

A safe home for a hopeful future


A comprehensive training with head and heart

Marlies Kornfeld Nepal Foundation

Founded in 2000 by Marlies Kornfeld from Bern, who has been working for disadvantaged people for over 30 years

Short film from the year 2008

Bright Horizon Children’s Home in numbers



between 5 and 18 years of age find a safe home with us



care for the welfare of the children. At the BHCH, 24 teachers teach and a further 23 people work in care, household and gardening, and administration.


Young people

already benefit from their education and lead an independent life.



were recorded at the Bright Horizon Children’s Home to this day.

Who we are

As a foundation board we are the link between Nepal and Switzerland.

Marlies Kornfeld
Founder and Honorary President
Ronald Gerns
Board of Trustees
Theres Berner
Board of Trustees
Dino Degiorgi
Sandra Wirz
Esther Seidel
Board of Trustees
Dr. Shanta Dixit
Ang Tsering Lama
(Honorary Founder Board)
Binod Lama
(Honorary Founder Board)
Dawa Porong
(Honorary Founder Board)
Kumudini Gurung Shrestha
Director Education & Sponsorship
Ashish Gajurel
Director Finance
Youton Lama
Managing Director
Mim Hamal

Where we are

Just outside Kathmandu, near the lovely village of Matatirtha (Mother Earth), lies the Bright Horizon Children’s Home (BHCH).

A place of hope and future

Children are the future. Education and trust are the basis for a sustainable improvement of living conditions in Nepal.