Introduction To Heads
HEADS Nepal (Health, Education, Agriculture and Development Society), a non-profit making and non-governmental organization, was officially registered at District Administrative Office (DAO), Kathmandu on Nov. 12, 2006 with the registration number 127. HEADS Nepal is also affiliated with Social Welfare Council in 2009. Before this, it has passed its different historical metamorphosis. In the preliminary phase of its development, a group of inquisitive and conscious youths of Baguwa, Gorkha began a social campaign against the prevailing conservative culture and social system by establishing ‘Human Welfare Association (HWA)’ in 1978 AD. A social organization was established in the name of Baguwa (Gorkha) Health Welfare Committee, Kathmandu in May 14, 1993 AD. The organization renamed itself in 2006 AD and got registered in the name of ‘Baguwa (Gorkha) Health and Development Society (BHDS)’. The BHDS was transformed into ‘Health, Education, Agriculture and Development Society Nepal (HEADS Nepal)’ in 2011 AD and officially registered as a social organization based on a collective ownership of its members.
Currently, this organization has more than 263 life members and more than 4000 general members expand over more than 60 districts of Nepal, and also from abroad. This is a member-based and self-help organization and can get support from donor institutions, where the interest of HEADS Nepal is to support the poor and disadvantaged households or communities. Recently, it has started its action oriented research work at Baguwa, Gorkha with its own resources. In addition, it has also initiated activities at Baguwa to develop this area as a resource centre. Currently some governmental and non-governmental organizations are also interested and support this program. In the future, it will expand its programs to other parts of Nepal, and in other countries also. Head office of this organization is located at Gangabu-5, Samakhusi Kathmandu, Nepal.
HEADS Nepal’s Driving Values
- Well educated, skillful, healthy, self-reliant, inclusive and equitable society.
- Provide opportunities for quality education and necessary skills, and health/medical services so that the community members will be able for income generation, food security and livelihood improvement through agriculture, forestry/Non-timber Forest Products (NTFP), community tourism, micro-enterprises and market promotion program.
- Improved living standards of all Nepalese poor marginalized and disadvantaged people in general and the youths in particular.