HEED Nepal Organization

HISTORY of HEED Nepal Organization

Inception Vision

Namaste Welcome to HEED Nepal,
HEED Nepal Organization have unforgettable history which has allow to the real life. The history is for all development practitioners and professionals that HEED is always concern with the remote mountain peoples, their lives, Education, Health, Environment, Economic and development initiatives. HEED is making lasting difference to the rural poor of Nepal Since its establishment who has committed to support the rural poor and need y people.

Nepal itself a mountain country which is one of the most beautiful as well as imaginative dreamlands in Asia lies in South Asia between Tibet, an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China to the North and India to the South. The country of Nepal is rectangular in shape having 885 km in length from east to west and its breadth varies from 145 km to 241 km north to south. The elevation of the country ranges from 70 m sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 m all within a distance of 150 km with climatic variations from sub-tropical to alpine. It is the richest country in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation. Being home to the worlds highest mountains, historical cities and the forested plains where the lordly tigers and the great one-horned rhinoceros trundle at ease. In fact enchantment is everywhere for anyone in search of Shangri-La. The country is popularly known in the world for an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain ranges, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys, remains 8 of the highest mountains above 8000m in Nepal among 14 of them in the world.

Nepal has vast cultural richness, historical monuments and the home to the worlds most majestic mountains. The hospitality of the Nepali people and their welcoming smiles never fail to win the hearts of those who visit the country. In spite of its breath-taking beauty and a deeply spiritual milieu, Nepal has a turbulent history of political and socio-economic instability, leaving a significant portion of the population below the poverty line. The sad reality has touched the hearts of many tourists and led them to contribute personally for the improvement of the situation of Nepal.

Professionally, Rankesh joined in the trekking and travel company after his unpleasant school life in Bachhala Devi high school in Dhading District. The long 3 days walk to the school is a challenge to complete the school or leave his study because of far way walk from chalish village where he from and The poor family condition was not afford to join school. Rankesh struggled a lot in the age of 15 to complete his school certificate and kept his pain soul to retreat. The plan and aim of building good schools and the health posts/ Clinics in the region, his thoughts are the best way to heal his soul.

Through the trekking and adventure mountain trips that Rankesh made with number of guests over the years have expressed their concern regarding the degraded living conditions of chalish village and 30 others in Dhading District as well as in the Corner of Gorkha District. One prominent person was the British national George Goldstein and Stewwart Sandham from Germany who met Rankesh as their trekking guide in 1998 and found Rankesh as a planer of school and clinic development and healthcare, education initiatives with a pen and notebooks in his leisure time every day after his guiding duty . The duo remained in regular contact and their professional rapport soon turned into friendship. The second time around when George visited Nepal, he got the opportunity to visit Rankeshs village Chalish Gaon in Ganesh himal region of Dhadind District through Sing La pass and pangsang pass and was also informed of the hardships and greater challenges faced by the common Nepalese in the region. The education sector, among others, required immediate attention, given the absence of the governments reach, resulting in worn-out buildings and a lack of proper resources, including qualified teachers, well equipped class rooms, lack of teaching materials, poor and existing tiny school.

Rankesh and George discussed possible ways to better the situation; subsequently, READ project was founded (now HEED Nepal organization) the same year in collaboration with locals youngs, George a member of the UKJAID. The team is dedicated to raise community awareness in education and endorsed other healthcare initiatives program while searching for worldwide channels and opportunities to seek support from Western countries. HEED simply stands on Health, Education, Environment, Economic, Empowerment and Development with the clear vision and mission for the community development.

Mission Objectives
HEED Nepals current mission is to achieve grassroots reforms in educational, Environment and health infrastructure, tourism development in upper Ankhu valley Chalish village, Lower tipling, upper Tipling, Lingcho, Sertung village school, Borang, Abue Gaun, Neber hindung, Tir, Richet, Lapchet, Lapa, khading, Jharlagn lower, Jharlagn upper, Puru, kharsa and other villages in Dhading District and Dhunchet, Yarsa, kashigaon and Runchet in Gorkha, Nepal, so as to uplift the living condition of the disadvantage people.

It is an established fact that early learning makes a significant and positive impact in the intellectual and psychological development of children. We focus on ameliorating the welfare of the uneducated, the underprivileged and the people of lower casts who lack the opportunity for self-growth.
We have sought to achieve this goal by restoring dilapidated schools, improving existing resources, Recycling non biodegradable row materials and providing assistance and skills training to the local women to empowerment on equal involvement in the community, to the teachers in order to create a better learning environment for the children. Additionally, by organizing health camps, creating access to improved water sources, and providing vocational trainings, Surgical camp to ease the financial difficulties on treatment, Charity and service trek, we aim to improve the living condition of the locals through protecting and access using local material and resources, empowerment and opportunity. Besides, these activities also provide a platform for social gatherings which help individuals maintain a sound relation with each other and HEED Nepal as well.

The HEED Nepal website provides information on project-specific objectives. Although the nature of our projects differs with each school, Healthcare facilities and livelihoods the end-objective of our undertaking is directed towards collectively upgrading the resources of the schools.

Board Members Field Support
The board team at HEED Nepal hail from the Ankhu valley villages of the Dhading district. We are working closely together with the local community as well as the domestic and the international donors to bring developmental projects to this backward region and NGOs and INGOs. We have witnessed and more often than not, experienced firsthand, the hardships and other socioeconomic issues that have impeded the prospects of growth. We are committed to deliver continued support to accomplish our goals for safeguarding the future of the children and the nation.

Generally we are the ordinary people ranging from a butcher to a financial adviser all of whom have one thing in common - uniting to realize the raison dtre of the HEED Nepal Organization for making a difference in the world where it is most needed. We collaborate with individuals, business owners, schools, universities, hospitals, sporting and church groups, along with those that have a desire to commit for a noble cause. Through our guidance, we strive to help children learn to be proud of who they are and what they can achieve.

Every amount donated to HEED Nepal goes directly to the beneficiaries. All overhead is underwritten by the HEED Nepal Board and through fund-raising, and our programs are implemented with minimal administrative cost. This makes our overhead costs markedly lower than that of other NGOs, and allows thus for a stronger and more effective budget for our projects.