Our Recent Activities
Lalita and Gorasing Attended the examination of SEE for the year 2074
We are very happy to spread news that This year two of our student are giving the SEE examination from #Balmandir #Secondary one is a girl Lalita: she is low vision student and another one is boy Gorasing: Totally Blind Student. Gorasing has another student from lower level standerd. Here are some photos while attending the examination in #Mansarowar #Higher #Secondary #School Humla
Team of ADARA Development Nepal Visit in HEAD Nepal
Team of ADARA Development Nepal Audette, Heidi including Pralhad Dhakal And Angjuk Lama Visited HEAD Nepal today on 27th of March 2018. ADARA Development Nepal (earlier known as ISIS Foundation) is a great partner organization of HEAD Nepal from the day of starting the organization.
We are very happy to welcome the team in HEAD Nepal
Informal Visit of CDO Mr. Netra Prashad Sharma
on 16th of March Chief district officer of Humla Mr. Netra Prasad Sharma Visited HEAD Nepal and observed its two main project which is known as HEAD Vision Home and HEAD Enable Home. During his visit he went through dormitory, study hall, computer lab, library and dining hall. Founder executive director Mr. Chhitup Lama enlightened him about all the system and facilities which is provided to the children. During his visit he talked to some of the children from both home. At the End Mr. Sharma says "HEAD Nepal is doing a good work." So these one sentence in more then enough for HEAD Nepal to keep up the good word. आज मिति 2074 चैत्र २ गते अनौपचारिक रुपमा हुम्लाका प्रमुख जिल्ला अधिकारी श्री नेत्र प्रसाद शर्म् ज्यूले हेडनेपालको भ्रमण गर्नु भएको छ । संस्थाको भ्रमणको क्रममा वहाँले संस्थको प्रमुख परियोजना जसलाई गृह पनि भन्ने गरिन्छः हेड सक्षम गृह र हेड दृष्टि गृहको भ्रमण गर्नु भएको छ । यस क्रमम् वहाँ हेड दृ्ष्टि र सक्षम गृहको सयन कक्ष भान्सा घर, अध्ययन कक्ष, कम्प्युटर प्रयोगशालाको अवलोकन गर्नु भएको थियो। यस संस्थाका कार्यकारी नित्देशक श्री छिटुप लामा ज्यूले वहाँलाई यस संस्थाको मूख्य परियोजन्को बारेमा प्रकास पार्नु भएको थियो। भ्रमणको अन्त्यमा श्री शर्म्ले हेड नेपालने राम्रो काम गरिरहेको कुरा बताउनु भयो । यो वाक्यांश यसतै कार्य गरिरहनको लागि यस संस्थामा कार्यरत कर्मचारीहरुको लागि हौसलाको रुपमा लिईएको छ । Date 16th of March 2018
Anual Parents Meeting 2074
With the annual parents meeting, renewing contract with parents and by admitting some new children new session for the year 2074/075 (2018) has been started from Today (Date 14th March 2018) Here are some photos of the events.
Review of 17 days field Classes to Rampal and Raling Group of the Project "DR002/AEC007"
nutrition and kitchen gardening management and utilization classes review by innovative way by singing deuda, where the beneficiaries of Thehe Village from two group Rampal And raling include their knowledge from the classes in deuda song.
Agricultural Inputs Distribution of the Project "Children & Hunger DR002/AEC007
On 26th and 27th of Feb as input distribution some agricultural tools and verities of seeds were distributed to the beneficiaries of the project “Reducing Hunger and Improving nutrition amongst children with disability and other marginalized children of remote mountain villages of Nepal” DR002 AEC007. In the first lot of input distribution program input was distributed to beneficiaries of Simkot Rural Municipality only which is Simkot 1, 2 and 8. Along with the input distribution program one day kitchen gardening management and plan class also conducted with all the groups of Simkot RM. On 26th Feb input was distributed to the beneficiaries of Simkot 1 and Simkot 8. Before distributing the inputs orientation class was provided about how to manage kitchen gardening, how to use the crops which is going to provide as a inputs. On the same class few week earlier finished nutrition and house plot classes was also reviewed by Chhitup Lama along with the beneficiaries. After completing the class input was distributed. On 27th of Feb inputs was distributed to the beneficiaries of Simkot 2 only as it has total 62 beneficiaries in one ward. With this group as well same process was repeated. First nutrition and house plot classes were reviewed by asking several question to beneficiaries by Mr. Lama. And as second part of the program input was distributed. This project is jointly conducting by HEAD Nepal and Mission East with the support of Danish Radio (DR) and AEC Foundation. Following items were distributed as inputs
- Plastic Drum 1
- Water Cane 1
- Plastic Sheet for green house 1
- 8 types of Seed 1
Monitoring of Field Classes of the Project "DR002/AEC007 Children & Hunger
From 21st to 23rd December 2017 the field visit by chhitup Lama and Nirmal Bista was carried out in three classes in Simkot 1 and 2. After finalizing the beneficiaries of the project and completing the baseline survey, the project has taken a shape of implementing of its preplanned household classes on nutrition and agriculture. All together there was 13 class all over the project area and in all class was given a name by its relevancy to the places. The class was officially started from 20th of December and within 20th and 22nd introductory class of Nutrition and Agriculture was conducted in all thirteen classes. In total, there are 17 classes for each group. In all classes in the beginning, there will be an introductory class for both nutrition and agriculture class, Five classes will be focus on Agriculture and 11 classes will be focus on Nutrition. The field visit team of Mr. Chhitup Lama and Nirmal Bista observed total Three Class: Rampal, Raling and Baijibada in Simkot 1 and 2. The visit team finds very interest of participant in the project and running class. They are eager to know about nutrition and agriculture. We feel that some of the participant already know a lot about nutrition and agriculture. The team also find some model feels which can be replicated. They are very much successful in agriculture in spite of various problems. They have found a alternative way to promote local agriculture and farming. Some case study were collected during these three days visit. Along with Simkot 1 and 2 Classes of Simkot 8 Saipal And Ghurghure also monitored by Samir Sharma in the same period
Warm Clothes Support/Distribution
We are glad to provide warm winter clothes to the 45 children with
visual and physical impairment residing at Head Vision Home and Head
Enable Home. The clothing package contains a pair of shoes, socks, hand globes, hat, trouser and jackets for each child. The kids are extremely happy for this wonderful gift which are financially coordinated/donated #Alex #Ramos and her husband #Bart from Belgium and their friends and relatives also contributed for the gift. We on behalf of all children would express our sincere gratitude to #Alex, #Bart and all the generous people who made a contribution to it! Thank
you so much!!!
Complition of Solar Energy Project for the Children with Disabilities in the Himalayas:
Solar Energy Project for the Children with Disabilities in the Himalayas:
We are pleased to install an independent Solar Energy System for our both residential centers, the HEAD vision Home and the Head Enable Home benefiting 45 children with visual and physical disabilities and many more in the future and 20 staffs at the center. The complete system was jointly funded by Wild Geese Foundation, Nepal Gives Foundation and Unica Foundation in the Netherland. The system was installed by a reputed solar Company, Sun Shine Solar company in Kathmandu. On behalf of all the children and colleagues from HEAD Nepal, we would like to thank all the funding agencies, kind-hearted individuals involved with this life changing project. It is said that giving a light is a life. Now onward HEAD Nepal declared the first loadshadding free organization/residential centers in Humla district. Thanks once again for all helping hands for this amazing project!!!
Celebration of 26thInternantional day of persons with disability
Date:- 3rd of December 2017:
International day of disabled persons was started celebrating internationally on third of December every year and promoted as an international observance by the United Nations from 1992. The day was greatly emphasized to celebrate it yearly in order to promote the awareness about the people with disabilities as well as to encourage them by implementing a lot of assistance in their real life to enhance their way of life and remove the social stigma towards them. Since 1992, it has been celebrated continuously every year till this year with a lot of success all over the world. The vital purpose of this day celebration is to improve the understandings of the people worldwide towards the people with disability issues as well as get together to support them to improve their self-esteem, well-being and rights in the society. It also looks for to involve all the persons with disabilities in the society in each facet of life such as the political, economic, social and cultural. That’s why it is celebrated by the title of “International Day of Disabled Persons”. Every year celebration of the international day of disabled persons focuses on the different issues of the disabled persons all across the world.
Every year a theme is dedicated to this Day and then efforts are made to implement these themes. " Transformation towards sustainable and resilient Society for all " is the theme for the year 2017. A lot of activities and program are done around the world focusing to the theme. In Humla district as well, with close coordination and partnership among Women Children Office Humla, Himalayan Education And Development (HEAD Nepal) and Sahara Samuha Humla jointly celebrated the day with following various different activities in the same day. Before 3rd of December on 2nd of December Saturday Radio talk show was organized where People with disability and relevant government official were participated on the radio program. On 3rd of December on the day of Persons with disability speech contest among the students with disabilities was carried out in Simikot and on the same occasion, the students with disabilities who passed SLC/SEE examination in the past 5 years was honored/awarded. Likewise, some show dance by children with visual impairment was performed and the guests/attendees/participants was entertained with musical game with blindfold.
Radio Talk Show
On 2nd of December before one day of the celebration day Radio talk show was organized in local community radio Radio Kailash where persons with disability and other relevant persons were participated. Sapana Shahi, visually impaired (low vision), Chhayan Sunar visually impaired (low vision) and Shankhar Raut physically impaired were the representative voice from the persons with disability and Director of Samuha Humla Surya Paudyal and special teacher of HEAD Nepal Ram Air were presented as a personal from organization which are currently working with the field of Disability. From the relevant government office Punam Regmi officer and Sarada Chaudhari of Women and children office Humla were invited. As a representative from parents of PWD Jadeni Sunar was invited. The radio talk show was organize on the studio of Radio Kailash from 8 Am to 9 Am in the morning and the show was led by RJ of Radio Kailash Rajan Raut. The radio talk show was mainly focusses on current situation of persons with disability in Humla, services and facility which are declared by Government of Nepal, and situation and problem of accessing these facilities by Persons with disability. As main topic of the radio talk show Mrs. Regmi was ask about the main facilities and services which are providing by Women and Children Office as well as from Government of Nepal, She briefly describe the services and facility which can be provided form Women and children office and from Government of Nepal. Depending on this question and regarding as the answer two other participant Mr. Surya Paudel and Ram Air who are currently working on active organization of Humla in the sector of disability also enlighten other rules and decision that has been made for the welfare of persons with disability by parliament and approved by Government of Nepal. Regarding from delivered answer participant from PwD were ask about did they really get these facility or what are the problems to get that services and facilities.
Celebration of the day of persons with disability (PwD)
On 3rd of December the 26th day of persons with disability was celebrated in Humla by organizing district level program in Lama Sanskriti Manch near to HEAD Nepal Office. The program was started from 12:00 pm in the day. In the program Chief District Officer, District Education Officer, Women development Officer and other officer from government sector and other persons from different offices were attended the program. Apart from that all children from HEAD Vision and Enable Home attended the program, some children from Sahara Samuha Humla also attended the program although they have only few participant on that program. Some local and national media person were also participated on that program to cover this program on the news.
The program was started like as any other formal program. First Mr. Laxmi Prashad Baskota officially start the program by reading the banner designed for this program and by offering a seat to special guest. On that program there are mainly DCC coordinator, CDO and other government officer and other officer and medias person were asked have their seat respectfully.
After all having their appropriate seat Mr. Chhitup Lama (founder/executive director) of HEAD Nepal welcomed all the guest, participant, guest of the program by his welcome speech. In his welcome speech he also enlightened the history of this day (persons with disability day). He also included the value of this day specially persons with disability. He also talked about the steps and movement taken by Government of Nepal and Umbrella Organization National federation of the disabled. He also linked the movement with the current situation persons with disability from Humla district. He concluded his speech by telling the achievement on education, movements and right so far on that day.
After the a brief speech by Mr. Lama there was a dance performance in a Nepali song “Yo Makhamali Aaja samma Eklai Chhe”by Low vision student Sapana Shahi currently residing in HEAD Nepal and studying in Balmandir Secondary School.
Along with other activities there was speech contest on the national slogan of PWD day as a speech contest subject. After that performance moderator announced the name list of all participant who are going to participate in the Speech contest. Along with announcing the name list judge committee was also prepared. On the judge committee there was Ridri Prakash Sitaula (assistant Chief Officer), Madan Bdr Thapa (District Education Officer) and Sarada Chaudhari (Staff of Women and Children Office Humla). The program moderator keep the program more further by announcing the name of Judgement committee and also called the first contestant Laxmi Shai. She is visually impaired student currently studying in Balmandir in class 8 residing in HEAD Nepal Hostel. She uses all five minutes to speak her argument about the speech subject. After her speech full of argument program moderator called Mrs. Punam Regmi Women Development Officer of Women and Children office Humla for a short speech about the day. She also talked about the importance of the day and also focused on some point on the sector of the disability. She also promised that as she is only working for Humla from last four month, from now on all the subsidies amount will on le be spent for PWD. The topic of speech contest focusses on the accessibility part in government offices, she also inform all the participant that all the new building of Women and children office were constructing by focusing on accessibility.
After Mrs. Regmi short speech program moderator called second contestant Bhakta Raut from Sahara Samuha Humla. Curently he is studying in class 8 and is deaf. For his assistance Mr. Surya Paudyal Director of Sahara Samuha helped in interpreting his sigh language. He also provided extra five minute in total ten minute to express his argument because of delaying in interpretation.
After Bhakta Raut argument third contestant of the program was called to express his argument. Third contestant was Pyarilal Aidi who is now currently studying in Class nine. He is visually impaired so now he is residing in HEAD Nepal’s hostel and studying in Balmandir Secondary School. After his argument the moderator of the program called another contestant Lalita Rokaya who is currently studying in Class ten in Balmandir secondary school. She also visually impaired so she is also using hostel facility of HEAD Nepal like pyarilal, and Laxmi. After her argument the moderator of the program asked for another show dance by the participant.
This time there is a group dance by Ganesh Pariyar, Lalita Rokaya, Sapana Shahi and Laxmi Shahi. All of them are low vision student who are studying in Balmandir Secondary School by residing in HEAD Nepal hostel. They have performed a great dance in Nepali song “Siraima Sirbandi”.
After the speech contestant there was a great game, game was not new, which is Musical Chair. But only one rules are unique, which is all the contestant have to blind fold their eyes. This game was designed to make feel the contest that how it feels when you are a persons with disability specially visually impaired or total blind. The game was played like any other normal game. The Madal was played instead of Music, there is a chair, which was decreased one at a time before stopping the music. As it was played as a game there was a first, second and third position and prize. In the game chief guest, special guest and staff of HEAD Nepal were participated. An on that game third position was obtained by Nandalal B.K JTA, Yangayan Bdr Shahi Community facilitator and Samir Sharma agriculture officer of HEAD Nepal. The prize was also very much unique. Magnified Glass, mouth harmonium and special Sun glasses respectively the first, second and third prize. All first, second and third also got Progress report of Women and Children Office Humla.
After that full of fun game the e was a event where 8 student with disability were honored and awarded by certificate and cash who were succeed to pass SLC/SEE Examination in past five years. Among them Harimaya Upadhaya visually impaired, Chayan Sunar visually impaired, Sunamyangjom Lama visually impaired, Karan Bohora visually impaired, Shankhar Raut physically ipaired, Raj Bdr Sunar visually impaired, Dhanpuri Bhandari physically impaired, and Birendra Shahi physically impaired were honored with cash and certificate. The honored certificate and cash was hand over by DCC coordinator Dan Bdr Raut, Chief Guest of the program and CDO Mr. Laxmi Prashad Baskota and Women development office Mrs. Punam Regmi.
After the Honor program moderator of the program asked Mr. Madan Bdr Thapa DEO for reveal the result of speech contest and for his short speech as well. On the speech contest Bhakta Raut hearing impaired, Lalita Rokaya, visually impaired, Laxmi Shahi visually impaired and Pyarilal Aidi respectively obtained forth, third, second and first position. All of them awarded with certificate and cash hand over by DCC coordinator and CDO.
After the prize distribution the program moderator asked the chief guest of the program and CDO Mr. Laxmi Prashad Baskota for his speech. Mr. Baskota make a strong commitment that his office is not accessible yet he make a promise that if some one with disability visited his office he will came down to hear their problem and for their work no matter what he is engaged with on that time.
After Mr. baskota’s speech full of commitment the program moderator ask for another show dance. This time the dance was performed by small children who were visually and physically challenged. The have performed well dance in a song “Shirai ma ShirBandi” It was a group dance so in that group Puspa Bohora visually impaired, Tulsa Rawal Physically impaired and Dilmaya Rokaya visually impaired were participated. All of the residing in HEAD Nepal hostel.
After that wonderful dance Program moderator ask DCC coordinator Mr. Dan Bdr Raut for his speech and close the program.
Mr. Raut conclude his speech by telling that he feels very much hapy to participate on that program, to honor such student some of them he knows from their childhood and even some of hem he taught in Kalasilta Primary School when we was principal. She close the program by expressing his gratitude to the organizing committee and hope for continuation in coming year.
At last the program was conducted very much successfully as it was designed. All the participant were happy to attend this program. Everyone express the greatness of the program and give their word for providing their support in the future. We would like to thank all of the participant, staff of Women and children office, Sahara Samuha Humla and HEAD Nepal fot their great work to make this success.
Monitoring from Mission East.
Date: November 6th to November 8th, 2017 (3 Days)
Project Name: Children and Hunger: Reducing hunger and improving nutrition amongst children with disabilities and other marginalized children in rural mountain villages of Humla.
There were all together nine members on that field visit. Meanwhile, all members are from different organization.
|S.N||Name of Participant||Organization|
|1.||Mr. Alex Ramos||MISSION EAST HQ Representative|
|2||Mr. James Samuel||MISSION EAST Nepal country Director|
|3.||Mr. Prakash Katwal||MISSION EAST Nepal Program Manager|
|4.||Mr. Jabendra Bhattarai||MISSION EAST Nepal Partner finance officer|
|5.||Mr. Chhitup Lama||HEAD Nepal Founder/executive Director|
|6.||Mr. Samir Sharma||HEAD Nepal Agriculture Officer|
|7.||Mr. Gobinda Shahi||KIRDARC Nepal Program Director|
|8.||Mr. Lokraj Shahi||HEAD Nepal Community Facilitator|
|9.||Mr. Yagyan Bdr Shahi||HEAD Nepal Community Facilitator|
|10.||Mr. Khagendra Dhami||HEAD Nepal JTA|
Objectives of the Visit:
To know about the Present scenario of the project. Where we are on the project. How many activities we have completed and how many are pending. What are major and minor Obstacles comes while the smooth running of the Project activities. To identify the Beneficiaries house hold and conduct meeting with members. Share project activities and obtain feedback from local stakeholders, short meeting was conducted on Thehe.
6th November (Day 1)
On November 6th about 1:30 in the day the team visited HEAD Nepal and have a small meeting with all the staff related to New Project “Reducing hunger and Improving Nutrition amongst children with Disability and other marginalized children of Remote Mountain Villages of Nepal”. DR002/AEC007. The meeting was mainly focus on current situation of project, objective and output wise discussion and problem and possibilities of the project. But on the beginning the meeting was started with introduction of the Staff and the meeting was move on the discussion. The meeting was conducted for about 1 hour and the meeting was over and the monitoring team was move on to the their next schedule but they also have schedule for visit HEAD Nepal again on that day in the evening.
On same day the monitoring team again visited HEAD Nepal on 6:00 PM This time the visit was informal. They spend some time with the children of HEAD Vision Home and talk to children, ask some question to the children about their regular life but the talk was not focused on any specific subject. As the monitoring team arrived Simkot that morning they feel tired so they return to Hotel without visiting HEAD Enable Home but they have promised to visit HEAD Nepal again on the day after tomorrow, after visiting Thehe.
The monitoring already have the schedule to visiti Thehe village which in now Simkot RM ward No. 2. The purpose of the visit is to identify the fact and problems of Beneficiaries house hold and also conducted the short meeting with the family members of beneficiaries. Last but not at the least, also conducted the meeting with the Local Stakeholders of Thehe Vilalge (Simkot 2) on 8th November.
7th November (Day 2)
As planned the monitoring team departure form Simkot to Thehe Village around 7 am in the morning by Jeep. The jeep only can go on Syamne River which is mid point of the destination. Jeep took only 30 minutes to reach there. From there the team move forward by foot. Its about 2 hour walk from that point bur regular traveler but for unusual walker it takes bout 3 hours. The monitoring team reach Thehe village on around 11pm. There they have receive a warm welcome form the villagers as well as from Beneficiaries household.
Same day the monitoring team has planned two different task one is to visit several household the project beneficiaries and another task is meeting with the parents/family members of the beneficiaries.
First on around 2 pm there was a meeting with the parents of family members of beneficiaries. The meeting was Started with short introduction of the participants and the team members. There is a short discussion and hearing about the beneficiaries households selected for DR project from the point of view of the villagers. On that meeting some representative of selected household were spoke about their point view. They have also talked about their experience on the past few months of project activities. Mr Prakash informed the participants about the project objective and goal and also the activities which has ben held earlier and which is going to held in the future. On t hat same meeting the also Discussed about the water problem while doing kitchen gardening. The have also purpose the get way of the problem some of the solution are would be to use the wastage water which can be came our from kitchen or from other daily activities, do the water collection and use it for watering. The participation of community people were great in thehe Village. James focusses on participation in the project activities and decision-making. He focused on the point that Community people knows the best what can be done in the location.
Same day on the evening they have visited some household and talk to them about the project as well. Visiting the household is mainly focused on find out the current situation or condition of the beneficiaries.
8th November (Day 3)
In the morning on November 8 the monitoring team have another meeting. This time the meeting was with the local stakeholders. The meeting was conducted In presence of members of ward 1 and 2, health post representatives, teachers and other. In the meeting all the members form monitoring team were participated.
Mr. Prakash explained about the objective, goal and activities of the project improving nutrition program. Regarding the reference of food insecurity in Humla district, He informed to the participants that nutrition program is very needed for the community and even for those households with children who have disability. This project is even more essential. He discusses also about the balance died and changing the food habit of the households in the community. He also describe the assistant we prove to the direct beneficiaries for the children with disabilities. He focusses also the capacity building of the organization. Mr. Chhitup explained about the activities which are already been completed and informed rest of the activities which are soon going to be implemented soon. Mr. Praksh also emphasized on the kind cooperation with the local stakeholders. Alex thanks the representatives of that meeting for being here and wanted to learn from them that if the project is really going to be an effective one and how the community has any concerns about it. Gorasingh Bohora a member of ward no. 2 thinks that so far the project is going clearly and transparently. The past activities were done in participatory manner. He hopes to be done something for the children who are disabled in the community. There is also no any complain about the children and household who are selected. They are more hopeful to support the future career of the kids. The representative also concerns about the past activities of the other organizations which worked in those area. James also focusses on the community participation in any project to be successful. You are the one who makes the project meaningful because you have access to government works and also to NGOs projects and works as a bridge among community government and we together. We work in a component of health issue but we cannot change the entire system of the issue. Alex thanks everybody for time and participation and accountability of the project.
From this short two days field visit, we know that, how beneficiaries pays attention towards project. What are the needs of the beneficiaries and how local stockholders help the project on different project activities and also collected local stockholder feedback for the smooth running for Project activities.
After finishing the meeting with parents The monitoring team return to Simkot with the same root. They have leave thehe about 11 am in the morning and reached Simkot on around 3 pm.
On that same day On November 8th on about 4:20 in the afternoon the monitoring team again visited HEAD Nepal as promised. First the team visit HEAD Computer lab where four children from HEAD Vision Home and HEAD Enable Home using computer, and other two children are reading with the help of CEC Camera (Digital Magnifier).
After visit of Computer Lab the team moved to PM office and small chat with Chhitup Lama and the monitoring team together with all children of HEAD Vision and Enable Home went to the front yard of the HEAD Nepal and snaps some group photos. After the group photo they also took some individual photos of children for case study. While other member of the monitoring team was busy taking photos of children ME headquarter representative Mrs. Alex Ramos distributed chocolate to children specially bring for them. Among happy children who had just got chocolate Pyarilal Aidi studying in class 9 residing in Vision home sang a sweet Local Duuda for all guest and monitoring team. After the great song of Pyarilal all of the children tries to sang a mango song but as the song was not sang for long time children were not able to sing that song but they have tried their best.
There was another performance by Pausara Aidi Class six and Gita Bumi Class nine. Together they have sang another sweet local deuda completely dedicated to the guest and monitoring team. For a moment their matching voice make the environment very much silent and everyone made focused on their song by the sweet voice.
As the guest was super excited by the performance there was another performance by Sapana Shahi studying in class seven by residing in Vision Home. The performance was the dance this time. Sapana was qualified on top 20 in the dance competition which was held on September in the simikot. The monitoring team was surprised with the magnificent dance performed by Sapana.
The monitoring team was also planning to collect case study amongst our children so they the monitoring team moved to different room with chosen children to collect information of the children. The collecting information for case study take about 1 hour and on 6:30 pm in the evening the monitoring team return to their hotel.
On 9th of November all monitoring team return to Nepalghunj
Brihat Deusi Bhailo Program to obtain piece of Land to obtain the land
The Himalayan Education And Development (HEAD Nepal) organized 6 days Deusi Bhailo Program in Simikot with the slogan “participation of all in the Deusi Bhailo Program, our commitment on building disable friendly residential educational Home”. The program was took place from 31st of Ashwin to 5th of Kartik (17 to 20 of October 2017). The aim of the program is to first celebrate Deepawaly, the festival of lamps and brotherhood and Second to raise fund in order to obtain a piece of land in Simikot to build a residential educational center for children with disability. The team visited the offices of GO/NGOs, simikot market and houses around, and celebrated special Deusi Bhailo festival. We believe that "together we can do a lot".
“देउसी भैलो कार्यक्रममा सबैको आबद्धता, अपांग मैत्री आवासीय केन्द्र निर्माणमा हाम्रो प्रतिबद्धता” भन्ने नाराका साथ यसपालीको तिहारमा हिमाली शिक्षा र विकास हेड नेपालले देउसी भैलोको कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न गरेको छ । यस कार्यक्रमको मुख्य उदेशय भनेको सर्वप्रथमत नेपालीहरुको विशेष पर्व देउसीभैलोको मजा लिनु रहेको थियो भने दोस्रो चाही यस कार्यक्रमबाट अपांगता भएका बालबालिकारहुको लागि आवासीय शैक्षिक केन्द्र निर्माण गर्नको लागि जग्गा खरिद गर्न रकम संकलन गर्नु रहेको थियो ।
5/5 days ToT on Behaviour change base nutrition and utilization and management of Houseplot and kithcen gardening of the Project "Children and Hunger (DR002/AEC007
5/5 daysTraining of trainer (ToT) on Agriculture (kitchen gardening, housplot) food bae nutrition and education, communication and behavior change completed successfully. The Tot was started from 18 September to 25 September. The training was facilitated by Mrs. Munna tumbrok Limbu (nutritioin specialist) Samir Sharma (Agriculture Officer). The training was ended with nutritious germinated beans and other types of peas.
Completion of Mobile Medical camp
The mobile Medical team proceeded to the Limi Valley on 20th of August from Simikot. This medical camp is organized by ADARA Development Nepal and HEAD Nepal in close cooperation with District Health Office Humla. The mobile medical camp started from Jhang village of Limi valley and have all together 7 station. The stations were Jang, Halji, Til, Yari, Muchu, Syanda, and Sarkeghat. Altogether the Medical Camp was held for one and half months including the travel days. It came to the end in Simikot after the completion of 7 days camp in Sarkeghat. The community members from the stations and the people from the villages around have received free health check-up, minor surgery, free medications, and many more medical/health related services. People with disabilities have special priority in receiving health services in the camp.
We thank ADARA Development Nepal and Mr. Anjuk Lama for their kind cooperation and letting us to be a part of this beautiful health project and special thanks goes to Nepal Gives Foundation in Netherland and Mr. Walter Sweening and Nicole Geers for their tireless effort in raising fund and donating for this wonderful project from the part of HEAD Nepal through which we hope to help many rural people to access health service.
45 days sewing and cutting skill refresher training
These are some pictures of ending program, certificate distribution and sewing machine distribution of the 45 days sewing and cutting skill refresher training jointly conducted by the HEAD Skill Development Center and District Small Cottage Industry Development Board for the 10 past trainees from the both agencies. The training was officially started from the first week of Shrawan 2074 (3rd week of july 2017). And ended in Bhadra 20 (5th of September) All together 10 trainees (1 man, person with disability and 9 women) are participated in the training. In order to strengthen they succeeded to learn skills and build confident in designing, sewing, and cutting, this training is developed/planned and being implemented which is also based on need of the trainees. In September 11 all 10 participant got 1 set sewing machine to immediate start the small business along with certificate. We thank the district Small Cottage Industry Development Board for their kind cooperation and support for the training.
Start of ICT based Education System
On August 27, 2017, HEAD Nepal distributed eight Samsung One 7 pro Smart phone to the student of HEAD Vision Home for study. All smart phone is brand new and each mobile phone has some important android app like Daisy reader has installed and daisy book is also copied inside the device as the class slandered. The Eight mobile set has provided by Adrad Nepal in subsidies rate. The mobile has been handed over to the student with basic guidance of using talkback and daisy reader by special teacher Ram Bdr Air and Chhitup Lama, Project manager and Executive Director of HEAD Nepal. From now on hose eight children who is visually impaired will read their course of study on their mobile Phone. For avoiding misuse of smartphone some rules also been declared. They have to use their smart phone by following some simple rules.
Celebration of Nepali Festival Teej 2074
On 24th of August (Bhadra 8)HEAD Nepal and its hole Family (Include the children of both HEAD Vision and Enable Home) has celebrate the special festival of Women and Girl “Teej”. On this very special day Children enjoyed dancing in different Nepali Teej Song and have a “dar” as well
Accessibility improvement program of Kalasilta Primary School
We are pleased to make a Small support to Kalasilta School to improve some accessibility features of the existing toilets. Previously it was quite difficult for children with disabilities because of the stairs. Now We have made pathway and front passage, so it is easier for everyone and very much accessible for children with mobility disabilities. Thank you foundation Nepal Gives for making the financial Contribution. We could not do this without your support. Thanks to the school and the teachers for the coordination.
Induction Program in Simikot Rural municipality level of the Project Children and Hunger
On August 11, 2017 HEAD Nepal completed the Simkot Rm based induction program of the project “Reducing hunger and improving nutrition amongst children with disabilities and other marginalized children in remote mountain villages of Nepal.”
HEAD Nepal in partnership with Mission East Nepal has just started this project “Reducing hunger and improving nutrition amongst children with disabilities and other marginalized children in remote mountain villages of Nepal” is a Humla base project covering two rural municipalities, Simikot and Chankheli Rural Municipalities, working areas are remote villages, and beneficiaries are marginalized children including children with disabilities. So this is a public concern. This fact link all newly elected local governance and other related organization. So HEAD Nepal organize introductory program amongst Chairperson of Simikot Rm and Chankheli Rm where all the ward chairperson and other related organization which is working with the welfare of children and active in health and nutrition sector of children were invited. The program was conducted under the chairpersonship of Mr. Kamal Budha “HEAD Board committee member” and Mr. Dan Bdr Rawat “DDC Coordinator” was invited as Chief Guest.
Chef Guest Mr. Dan Bdr Rawat inaugurated the program by reading the banner and the formal program was started. The community facilitator of the project Mr. Lokraj Shai welcomed all the guest by giving short speech. After welcoming all Mr. Nirmal Bista “project Coordinator/communication officer” presented a short introductory PowerPoint slide of HEAD Nepal and its project. After short presentation Mr. Chhitup Lama “Founder/executive director of HEAD Nepal” presented brief description of the new project through the PowerPoint Presentation. Mainly the presentation contain the introduction of the project, direct and indirect beneficiaries group which is about direct 900 children and indirect 900 other family member in total 1800, About the donor and financial status of the project, etc.
After the informative presentation of Mr. Chhitup Lama facilitator of the program Ms. Tulasi Budhathoki invited Mr. Purnalal Sapkota “acting Agriculture Development Officer” for his few words. Mr. Sapkota says it is a great project and in some cases the project is quite similar to other government program like Golden Thousand days, so to avoid duplication of the program co-operation is required and he express his word to support this project from his side.
After the short speech of Mr. Sapkota Mr. Bali Rawat “Assistance Chief of Simkot Rm” was invited by the moderator of the program to express a few words about his point of view of this project. He also express positive response and as local governance and as local citizen/business he admitted that he will support HEAD Nepal.
In the program other ward wise chairperson and media person were presented and they also submit their important comment and suggestion that guides the project in easy, cooperative way.
After the short discussion of the of the comment and other aspect of the project facilitator of the program requested Mr. Dan Bdr Rawat “Chief Guest of the program and DCC coordinator” for his few words. Mr. Rawat also expresses his positive feedback to this project and wishes for successful complication.
The chairperson of the program Mr. Kama Budha “Founder/member of HEAD Nepal” requested to say a few words about the project and end the program. He thanked all the participant of the program to attend this introductory program and their positive feedback and their time as well. Finally He declared the formally the introductory program has end.
The program was successfully conducted and all the preplanned guest were presented and all of them shows a positive response to this new project. They also raise some suggestion which has a highest value to the project.
Inception Program of Children and Hunger Project
The inception program of DR002-AEC007, entitled "Children and Hunger: reducing hunger and improving nutrition amongst children with disabilities and other marginalized children in remote mountain villages of Nepal" has started from today, 2nd of August 2017. the project is going to be implemented in Simkot and Chankheli Rural Municipalities in join partnership of HEAD Nepal and Mission East Nepal. The inception program is being held in Mansarowar Hotel and Lodge by Mission East team let by Santosh Sharma, the deputy-country director. the training and orientation are being facilitated by the Mission East staffs, Sajana Shakya, Shyam Chand, and Arati Rayamaji. All in all we hope that the new staffs associated with this project will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and stretigies for successful implementation of the project.
Workshop on Disability inclusion and development in local level
Himalayan Education And Development (HEAD Nepal) conducted disability inclusion and development program in local level on 8th July 2017 in Simikot with close coordination with Women and Children Office Humla. In the program, about 50 people were participated, Mr Bhakta Aidi, the Assistant Health Worker was the moderator of the program, First of all He offered seats to all the guests and the participants attending.
Mr Namgyal Tamang, the chairman of HEAD Nepal was the Chairperson of program and Mr. Dhana Prasad Sharma/Paudyal, the Chief District Officer (CDO) was the chief guest. Similarly, Women and Children officer, District Education officer, Newly elected chief of 7 Rural Municipalities of Humla wore participated in this one-day orientation. Similarly the officers from government agencies, NGOs representatives, medias persons, people with disabilities themselves attended the workshop.
The chief guest, Mr. Dhana Prasad Sharma/Paudyal officially opened the program by clicking on the banner and reading out it for the participants. Right after Mrs Ritu Karna (Acting-women and children officer) was requested to have a presentation on disability, categorization and types of disability. She presented the definition of disability, 8 types of disabilities and 4 categories of disability and disability identity card on her presentation. She also mentioned some important phrases/words, and concepts that are often used while working and addressing people with disabilities.
In the 2nd part of the orientation program, the Chief guest made a presentation about UNCRPD, the most important document, international bill on rights of people with disabilities. He mentioned that the government of Nepal has already ratified the convention but it has not been well implemented. So it requires a lot of effort and exercise from national to local level in order to realize the rights of people with disabilities. He presented all the 8 principals of the bill and elaborated them in the context of Nepal. At the end he urged the participants; the officers and representatives from government and non-government agencies to extend interventions and services targeting to the persons with disabilities who are the most vulnerable citizens and are discriminated in our community on one way or other. Then Executive Director/Project manager Mr Chhitup Lama did presentation about "Making Environmental Accessibility in Work Place" in any institute/organization. He presented all the specific measures for accessibility in office environment such as accessible Door, desk, tap, table, door-way, toilet, and other. He also presented the status of the accessibility in government and non-government organizations in Simikot.
In between the participants had time to have interaction and discussion about the subject matter presented in the program. At the end all the participants including the representatives from local RM level made a plan to make a disabled friendly/accessible work environment in their respective organizations. Mr. Lama facilitated the participants in filling up the format of action plan. The participants expressed their commitment in the implementation of the action plan they prepared though on the other side it is little challenging and have lack of technical knowledge/skills in this areas. The newly elected Chief of Adanchuli Rural Municipality, Mr. Dala Phadera representing all 7 RMs of Humla had a few words about the program. He said that persons with disabilities require special support services and interventions for which they will be positive and happy to cooperate and coordinate with HEAD Nepal for further planning and intervention. He also committed that now onward they will try to adjust the accessibility features in the newly built infrastructures in local level. At the end of the program Mr. Namgyal Tamang the chairperson shared few words and thanked all the participants and government authorities for their participation and contribution during the workshop.
This is our single step among other thousands in creating a disabled friendly, accessible and inclusive society for all and we look forward for as many supporting hands as possible to complete this mission.
Annual review and Monitoring Program:
Himalayan Education And Development (HEAD Nepal) in partnership with Women and Children Development Office Humla has conducted annual review program of all the projects/activities of the organization and specific monitoring of community base rehabilitation (CBR) program on Friday 16th June 2017 in Simikot, Humla. HEAD Nepal has been running the CBR program since 2013 in Humla district. The CBR programme was best on evidence that HEAD Nepal is working in the overall empowerment and development of person with disability in Humla. The monitoring team mainly consists of the Chief District Officer (CDO) Mr. Dhana Prasad Paudyal/Sharma who is also the Chief of the district CBR Coordination and Monitoring Committee, newly elected chief of Simikot Village Municipality, Mr. Padam Bahadur Lama, representative from District Coordination Committee, district Education Office, district police office, and other local authorities and officers. In this review and monitoring program the media personnels, Mr. Rajan Rawat, the station manager of Radio Kailash, Mr.Navaraj Mahatara, the centeral member of the national federation of journalist and the station manager of Radio Karnali Awaj and other media reporters were present too. Altogether, there were 25 people participated in the program.
In the beginning, around 3:30 PM the monitoring team let by the CDO, Dhana Prasad Paudyal inspected the 4 different programs, The Head Vision Home (HVH), the Head Enable Home (HEH), the Head Skill Development Center (HSDC), Community Based Reabilitation (CBR) or Disability Information Advisory Services (Help Desk) organized and managed in the center of HEAD Nepal. Firstly they started the observation of the Head Enable Home, the residential educational center for the children with physical disabilities. The entire team viewed the both storage, ground floor and the first floor of the building. all the present guests and authorities were happy about the management and the facilities at the home such as the tidiness, well managed rooms furnished with low-beds as per the need of physically disabled children. The team had a chance to see how we prepare/sew the hostel uniform for all the children at both homes, Head Enable Home and Head Vision Home right at the center itself.
Later on, the team headed to the Head Vision Home which is the first residential educational center established by HEAD Nepal in 2012 for children with visual impairment in order to bring them into mainstream education. The members let by the CDO observed the kitchen/dining hall followed by the inspection of the bedrooms of the children. They have realized that the bedding/room facilities in HVH is much better and well furnished however, the rooms have bunkbeds (double-storage-beds) and the CDO and other members supposed that it can be difficult for blind students to climb up on the second-flored bed. But, Chhitup Lama mentioned that all the beds are designed and made in the same regular way and it doesn't make any different to a blind person once he/she is provided with proper orientation about the room and the facilities. Similarly, the team also observed the sanitary block outside which attracted the visitors as it has very well facility as two solar water hitter system and numbers of water tanks were installed on the roof and the toilet/bathrooms are well equipped with all accessibilities features are maintained properly.
After while, they directly observed the Head Skill Development Center where the special Computer class for students with visual impairment with screen reader software was going on. Mr. Ram Bahadur Air, the special teacher of Head Vision Home provided some information about the special computer skill training. He also showed the guests how a blind person operates/use computer. In the mean time the technical Coordinator of Head Nepal, Mr. Resham Raj Rokaya explained the visitor/observer about the CCTVs installed in the computer lap which magnifies the text for low-vision students. The team had an opportunity to see how the CCTVs work. Mr. Chhitup Lama informed them that the computer training was organized with the financial support from the district coordination committee and the CCTVs are donated by our friends and supporters in coordination of Prof. Bob from Poland.
Mr. Chhitup Lama guided all the visitors and the other staffs of HEAD Nepal supported where necessary. The visitors/monitoring tteam was guided to the Braille library where Braille books, Magazine, children books, story books and Braille books related to tactile graphics were placed in proper order. Chhitup Lama exhibited the team the tactile map of Nepal. He also showed them how a blind students read and write with Slate and Stylus. They viewed the Braille Embosser (Braille Printer) placed in the library.
Afterward, the team visited the Disability Information and Advisory Services (Help Desk) which provides independent information about disability and services available for people with disabilities (PWDs) to PWDs themselves, their family and community members and stakeholders. Ms. Manisa Aidi informed the team about the information and services provided by the Help Desk. The team also observed the Surveillance CC Camera installed in the both homes, but the screen of the cameras is placed in the same room of Help Desk. Chhitup Lama highlighted the significant of the CC Camera that it can keep the intire premises safe and secure and it also prevents possible risk of being the children abused or mistreated. Mr. Lama added that the system has an ability to monitor the entire premises of the both centers and can record upto 500 GBs and we can review the video for the future reference. After the direct visit and monitoring of the activities all the present members are welcomed in the bigger conference hall.
After the direct observation/visit of the programs/activities at the center of HEAD Nepal, a formal review program was held in the seminar hall of the organization. The special teacher of Head Vision Home, Mr. Ram Bahadur Air moderated the program. At the start, Mr. Air offered all the present guests and visitors a seat; the chairperson of the program was assigned to (CDO) as he is the chief of district CBR coordination and monitoring committee. Similarly, the Chief guest of the formal review program was Mr. Padam Bahadur Lama, Newly elected chief of Simikot Village Municipality. Once all the guests/visitors are settled down the program was formally opened by the chairperson, CDOM r. Dhana Prasad Paudel by clicking on the banner file on overhead projecter. The children at Head Vision Home and Head Enable Home welcomed all the present guests by singing a beautiful welcome song with melodious voice and piano.
In the mean time, the Founder/Project Manager of HEAD Nepal, Mr. Chitup Lama did a presentation about the organization and the programs/activities of HEAD Nepal. The presentation was for about 45 minutes long and he presented the organizational profiles, recently conducted projects and the budget of current fiscal year. In another words the presentation was the overall representative form of the organization and its activities. It is assumed that the presentation provides the good inside of HEAD Nepal. After the completion of the presentation, Mr. Lama allow the visitors and present officers/authorities if they have any questions/concerns about the organization and the presentation itself. Relatively there were no so many of questions as the presentation was well informative and detail in nature. The present government officers/authorities and media persons were very satisfied and happy about the works/activities HEAD Nepal is undertaking despite of the fact that there are so many of challenges.
After while the program moderator Mr. Air requested the Chief guest, Mr. Padam Bahadur Lama to have few words. Mr. Lama told “HEAD Nepal is nonprofit organization, benefiting a lot of children with disabilities, it is going well in Humla district and has good reputation, “. He also promised to support HEAD Nepal's activities in the future. At the end of the program, The chairperson (CDO) gave a short speech about how he felt about the projects and activities carried out by HEAD Nepal after monitoring and reviewing them. He expressed that he felt extremely happy for what is going on over here. The CDO, Mr. Paudel added that he got a good impression of the organization. The Chairperson also revealed that he felt regretful of his statement of generalizing HEAD Nepal to other NGOs in Nepal. He realized that HEAD Nepal is much different than other established and running organization. He claimed that its programs and activities are humanitarianly novel and great. With this reason, he expressed his commitment in supporting HEAD Nepal from his side as being a local administrator. Finally he thanked Mr. Chhitup Lama for his vision and effort for HEAD Nepal and all the supporting staffs for this great success and wished all the best for future endeavor!
In the mean time, the district CBR Coordination and Monitoring Committee decided to select three persons with disabilities who applied for the Seed Money in order to initiate a small income generating occupation as HEAD Nepal already collected the application for the seed money donation scheme under CBR program. As there were only three applicants, Chhaya Sunar, Raju Bohora, and Bhairav Shahi (all of them are with disability), the committee made a final decision to provide the financial scheme to the same three applicants to start their small venture.
All in all, we, HEAD Nepal felt really happy abouth organizing the monitoring and review program. The purpose of monitoring and reviewing programme operation annually is to ensure quality to identify organizational and community concerns related to the maintenance improvement and sustainability of the programme. It is utmost importance that the annual review programs reveals How programme were evaluated . What worked, What didn’t and Why, Were the programme efforts successful? In order to improve the current status of service delivery of the organization and understand the view/feedback of the stakeholders such review and monitoring meeting and joint program are organized in regular basis. In the mean time all the participants added their views on the monitoring book and signed on it. In the end all the participants had a refreshment, tea/coffee, Roties and Potatos with spinach. The District Women and Children Development Office provided to all the participants with a small stipend for their time and help. Finally we thank all the participants/visitors for their sincere participation in review and monitoring as well as valuable feedback and suggestion to the organization and our sincere gratitude to Women and Children Development Office Humla for their kind coordination and great support for CBR and other programs.
Seed money distribution to start a small business
Under the project CBR which is jointly ran by HEAD Nepal and Women and children office donated the sum of total Npr 13065 to three persons with disabilities each. The amount was meant to be a seed money to start a small business in their own community to generate some income for themselves and their family. All together three persons, Chhaya Sunar, Raju Bohora and Bhairab Bahadur Shahi were got benefitted out of this scheme. On 16th of June the seed money was distributed to selected persons with disability as mentioned above. At the end of the fiscal year all the persons who got seed money have started a responsive business which they mention on their application. Chhaya Sunar started chicken keeping with 7 hens bought in Simikot, Raju Bohora initiateds flower designing and making and Bhairav Shahi already started a phone repairmen center in Simikot.
Participated on Mobile camp to collect form of disability identity card
HEAD Nepal was participated in integrated mobile camp in the lower VDCS of Humla to collect a form of disability identity card and senior citizenship card. Mr. Lokraj Shahi a teacher of Mobile school participated on that camp from the side of HEAD Nepal and Women and Children Office Humla. The main purpose of the participation was to support the Mobile Camp technically and Mr. Lokraj mainly focus on collecting on disability identity card, provide information of the different services for people with disabilities and encourage children and their parents to admit on the regular school. In total HEAD Nepal was able to collect 155 forms of disability identity card. HEAD Nepal also assist on collecting the form of senior citizenship card as well and have collected 108 forms for senior citizenship.
Computer skill refresher training
The Head Skill Development Center organized 45 days computer skill refresher training in partnership with the District Small Cottage Industry Development Board Humla. The training was started from 1st of Jeshtha 2074, (15 May 2017) and continued for 45 days until the 14th of Asadh 2074, (June 29 2017). As per the requirement/request of the participants we additionally extended some more days so the computer skills refresher training came to the end on Wednesday July 12 2017. Altogether 10 trainees were participated in the training and 2 of them were persons with disabilities. Among them 5 participants were male and 5 were female. We wish all the participants for their better career. The trainees were, Malkosha Rokaya Sarkeghat 6, Sarita Budha Gothi 4, Ashok Mahattara Shreenagar 3, Sankar Rawat Simikot 2, Para Bahadur Budha Shreenagar 3, Binita Budha Gothi 3, Sunita Tamang Shrimastha 8, Lokraj Shahi Dandaphaya , Sakuntala Kumari Shahi Rodikot 5, and Bhaktaraj Aidi Barai 2 Humla. All the trainees were from Humla district itself.
The trainor was Mr. Resham Raj Rokaya the technical coordinator of HEAD Nepal who has long experience of working with computer technology and has been working with Head Skill Development Center for the last 3 years. He has applied the best methods and techniques during the training while conducting the lessons. Group discussion, use of multimedia, presentation through over-head projector, group sharing are the some of the methods he used during the training. The practical aspect of learning skills is given much important than theoretical study.
The course contents he included during the training wer Microsoft Word, Excel, powerpoint, File Explorer, other applications, email/Internet, etc. During the training emphasis was given to English and nepali typing as ther is chances to have a government job as a computer operator in the newly restructured local level.
The training was organized in the same computer lap of the Head Skill development Center where the special computer skill training for the students with visual impairment is being organized. As the students have their computer lessons only in morning and evening, the computer hall is free during the daytime. With this reason, the 45 days refresher training is organized during the daytime. There were all together 7 desktop computer however other three official laptop computers were used for the training as the number of trainees were higher than the number of desktop computer.
As the overall goal of Head Skill Development Center is to see all the people with disabilities in Humla district independent and living lives on their own. We equally focus on vocational and skill building training for adult people with disabilities in order to engage them in income generating activities along with the educational programs for the children lwith disabilities. We try our best to organize as many programs/training as possible in the district. We knock the door of all the possible/potential government/non-governmental and international donor agencies to ask for the support to our projects. We take every small to larger amount of support or any kinds donation as an equal and a great chance/opportunity. In this fiscal year too, we have organized several skill building training in Simikot Humla.
All in all we as Head Nepal is not only always happy but passionate to explore new opportunity of livelihood for the disabled and other socially and economically backward community of Humla district. We have first time introduced special computer skills training for the blind and partially sighted students in Humla; Hand machine based knitting skills training was initiated by Head Nepal; likewise Christel Jewels making and modern webbing skills training are another example of innovative activities by head Nepal in Humla. But it is completely up to our trainees/target group either utilize the skills or leave it just in learning and training. we are finding very difficult in engaging the trainees to the respective business after they are trained. We can give you the skills for fishing, but we cannot provide you the fish itself! You yourself go for fishing after you got the skills to it!
Visit of Walter the chairman of Nepal Gives Foundation and Nicole Board member
Walter the chairman of Nepal Gives Foundation and Nicole Board member visiting HEAD Nepal and its two residential educational center the Head Vision Home and the Head Enable Home located at Simikot. The children at the both homes warmly welcomed Walter and Nicole at the centers with a beautiful welcome-song and dance with self-composed song by the children themselves. Thanks dear Walter and Nicole for coming all the way from Holand and visiting HEAD Nepal and the children. The major objective of the visit was to observe the activities of the organization and also to develop new project on the basis of the urgent need of HEAD Nepal. During the visit Walter and Nicole had a sponcertrekking for 6 days to the near by Raling Gumba and meeting with HEAD Board and other officials and government authorities in Simikot. They also observed the activities/projects conducted by HEAD Nepal in Simikot Humla.
Visit of Kathryn Manderson a Roterian from U.K
We are very pleased to have Kathryn Manderson a Roterian from U.K. in order to visit Head Nepal and explore possible support for the HEAD Vision and Head Enable Home the residential educational centers at Simikot for the children with visual impaired and physically disabled through out Humla district. Thank you Kathryn for visiting us and we highly appreciate your wonderful support as an advance!!!
HEAD Family celebrating New year 2074:
Every year we celebrate Nepali new year on First of Baishak. For HEAD Nepal this is not only New Year, same day this organization was established in 2068 B.S. Officially HEAD Nepal opened and started its work. So every year HEAD Nepal celebrates New Year as well as Anniversary in the same day. This year also HEAD Nepal celebrate New Year with different activities. House mother of HEAD Nepal Pabi Fadera and Nani Hamal Prepare various kind of delicious food such as chiula (Special Nepali food made of a flour by roosted it in hot oil), Chicken, Vegetable of Potato and green leaf. On this festive occasion Dahi Chamal (mix rice and red color in Curd) or Tika has been Prepared and put it in forehead of student by house mother Nani Hamal (housemother). She individually put this red mark (Tika) in all student’s forehead. Students enjoyed verities types of food. The heavy sound was managed to loud the environment. With the popular Nepalese dancing song, students become rocking and dancing. Student enjoyed and dance on loud music all day long from seven in the morning until seven in the evening. The entire student came in to dance floor in front of HEAD Nepal Office. Some student shows their skill and some shows the feeling of joy. On this rocking environment other people from neighbor joint the dance floor. With dancing and enjoying loud music all HEAD family together with other surrounding neighbor welcomed the new year with the expectation of new things, new hope, new possibilities, new opportunities and good things. it open a new empty book which is ready to be written by its various activitie
Drill and class about disater:
Mr. Shusil Pandit from NSET is taking class about disaster at HEAD Nepal Humla yesterday. This class is really highly impressive for the children.
Mr. Sushil Pandit from NSET Nepal taking class about Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Fire Control at this organization for the students with disabilities and the staffs. As people with disabilities are always in high risk of any disasters, such lessons/classes are highly important and benificial. We on behalf of the students and colligues from Head Nepal would like to thank Mr. Sushil for accepting our request and sharing his knowledge and expertise with us!
Installation of CCTVs for Low-vision/partially sighted Students at Head Vision Home:
We are pleased to inform that in November 2015 we were able to install two sets of Close Circuit Television (CCTVs) in themultifunctional/computer lap of the Head Vision Home in Simikot. The items are bought in Germany with the support from the friends and some organization in Australia in an initiation of Prof. Bob in April 2015 and donated to Head Nepal. The CCTV is an important technical device that helps students with low-vision in an easy access to text books and other reading materials. The CCTV magnifies the text on the screen and the reader will have better recognition of the reading materials with larger size and convenient colors. This is an another big achievement of the Head Vision Home in this fiscal year. On behalf of all the children and the colleagues from Himalayan Education and Development (HEAD Nepal). We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. MalgorzataMoszczynski And Rev. ArturBotur for organizing “The Bridge of Hearts” a special support program last year during the Easter-break in collaboration with Prof. BoguslawMarek (Bob) from Poland in order to support learning materials/educational devices for the students with visual impairments residing and studying at HEAD Vision Home in SimikotHumla Nepal! We are very pleased to receive the two sets of CCTVS, Close Circuit Television, magnifying reading materials for the low-vision students at our center in Simikot. Both the systems are currently installed in the center and the children with low-vision are being benefited for reading the books/magazines.
We entire HEAD Nepal family including the students with visual impairment would like to thank you so much for your wonderful support in organizing this support program!!! And our big thanks goes to Prof. Bob for coordinating and all the organizations and individuals directly and indirectly involved in this beautiful project!!! Our sincere gratitude goes to Polish parishioners from the Divine Mercy Shrine –Polish Catholic Church, Keysborough, Victoria, Australia as well for sponsoring the items! Similarly our heartfelt thanks goes to Mr Krzysztof Bajkowski, The Editor, BUMERANGPolski and all the team for your kind support for the special program! Finally we thank Mr. Himal, our wonderful volunteer based at Kathmandu who tirelessly and patiently helped us to release the items from the custom office which took a long time. Aalso a big thank to Prof. Bob for helping Himal and us in this matter!We are sure that these CCTVs will make a huge different in the study of the low-vision students in SimikotHumla.Go to top of Page