Founder’s Statement

Nil Hari Bastola

Health and education are the main wealth of people. As a citizen they should enjoy the basic health and education from the state. However, all the people have no equal access to the basic services. Marginalized people; especially the disables, neglected, poor and children are usually excluded from attaining health services and quality education.

In addition, people in the rural areas are not aware of their rights. They need to be told about their rights, as well as responsibilities. Knowledge about their rights enhances them to feel their responsibility as well which is crucial for nation building. Due to widespread disparity, exclusion and discrimination still hovering in the remote areas, there is a requisite to make them aware on these areas. In addition, they need awareness in health, hygiene, balanced diet, gender and inclusion so that their lives would become better. And they will be able to live a quality life.

Due to population increase, resources are not adequate to all the people of the community. The havoc pattern of resource consumption has led to actively degradation of natural resources. It has led the rural people towards non availability of natural resources, environmental degradation, thereby making them more vulnerable to natural calamities.

There is vast number of people, usually uneducated and unskilled in the country side. They are devoid of sufficient skills for employment and entrepreneurship. Further, those few educated ones are also lacking especial abilities that increase their chance of employment. Therefore, there is an utterly need to equip them with necessary employable skills so that they can easily manage their livelihood. A better capacity and entrepreneurship can boost them cross the threshold of poverty.

Although, Nepal holds enormous possibility in tourism, its benefit has always clustered to the rich people. Most of the income earned in the country goes to the investors and middlemen so that the benefit never trickles down to the poor. Those people, in the areas of tourist attraction can reap some benefit for them. This could be an instrument to escape out of the widespread poverty they’re living with.

In order to address the aforementioned problems, an organization—Asian Heritage Foundation Nepal was established in 2008 AD. The organization is not-for-profit, non-aligned, and nongovernmental, was initially founded as a social initiative of Asian Heritage Trek and Expedition. The trekking and expedition organization initially funded the foundation to carry out some projects; however, it remained an independent institute extending its arms beyond the scope of its predecessor. As of now, the Asian Heritage Foundation Nepal has partners from Nepal and abroad, and running some projects including its dream project—Necha Community Hospital in Solukhumbu, Nepal.