Himalayan Education And Development
Empowering people with disabilities
Get an Opportunity, Enhance Abilities, Disability is a Possibility
spreading smiles easier since 2011
We imagine a world where every child has a safe space to grow up
About HEAD Nepal
Himalayan Education and Development [HEAD] Nepal is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-governmental regional organization working for the empowerment and development of people with disabilities in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The organization was founded in 2011 by Mr. Chhitup Lama with the active participation of the local people of Humla.
HEAD Mobile School
Started on a horseback, now a movement to give education to all children. “If a child cannot come to the school, take the school to the child”
HEAD Enable Home
Head Enable Home, a residential educational center for 15-20 children with physical/mobility disabilities throughout the rural Himalayan region of Humla district. This is our second home after the successful implementation/smooth operation of the Head Vision Home, the first residential educational center for 25 children with visual impairment at Simikot the district headquarter of Humla.
Disability in Humla
In places like Humla where life is difficult even for people with no disability, one can only imagine the living conditions of people with disabilities. It is extremely difficult for disabled children to access education resulting in a high illiteracy rate for people with disabilities. The Nepalese culture with its religious and superstitious beliefs is not helpful when it comes to the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities. Read our extensive report about Disability in Humla
Humla is the closest thing to heaven. Visit Humla with HEAD Nepal under our Accessible Tourism program and the proceeds will go to making the lives of People with Disability in these beautiful mountains
Humla is considered one of the most remote and isolated regions in Nepal, reachable only by foot or small aircraft which are irregularly landing in the district headquarter, Simikot. It is situated high in the Himalayas, in the Karnali Zone, North-western Nepal, bordering the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Humla has a size of 5.655sq/km a population of about 50,000 (2011).