Life’s Handy work is a 501(c)3 organization born out of a teacher’s trip to Nepal in 2009 that blossomed into a work of love in 2010 when Life’s Handy Work was born. Life’s Handy Work was co-founded by Laura & Justin Nimick with the help of family and friends, who serve as volunteers. Life’s Handy Work is proudly run by a team of unpaid volunteers, allowing us to maximize funding for students in Nepal.
Our primary focus is to support the young men and women of Nepal Orphans Home by providing them with services that will allow them to lead engaged, fulfilling, productive lives. The partnership between Life’s Handy Work and Nepal Orphans Home ensures that each student has every opportunity possible to meet their full potential as they grow into adulthood.
Mission: Improve the lives of orphaned and impoverished youth in Nepal by providing educational opportunities.
Areas of Focus
- College: Providing college funding and tuition is our primary focus. College expenses in Nepal, including related expenses, range from just under $400 USD at the 2+ level to just under $4,000 USD at the university level. We take pride in funding tuition as well as related fees (textbooks, uniforms, exam fees, copy fees and more). We also fund expenses like lunches, public transportation and uniforms to ensure that our students have the resources in place to allow them to focus on their education.
- Vocational Training: Many of the children at Nepal Orphans Home did not have the opportunity to attend school as young children, therefore their ability to pass the necessary exams to enter college programs is severely diminished. These children benefit from learning a trade or skill that will translate into financial stability in the future. The children of Nepal Orphans Home attend vocational courses at the Chelsea Education Center. Trade opportunities include sewing and tailor work, textile work, shoe making and repair, leather work, computer technology and more.
- Secondary Support: While our primary focus is on funding tuition and training, we have found a need to to serve the community in other ways as needs arise. Special projects range from student support, providing teaching training or supporting special projects.
Board of Directors & Advisers
- Justin & Laura Nimick • Co-Founders
- Nancy Handy• Treasurer
- Kara Grice • Secretary
- Lisa Hutchens • Event Coordinator
Join our Team, Become a Volunteer
For more information about how you can volunteer in Washington, in Nepal or in your own state or city, contact Laura@lifeshandywork.org.