The quality of education in Humla is poor. The native Tibetan language is not included in the school curriculum. Since the education is not relevant to the Humli people’s culture, the school dropout rate is high and the children are at risk of losing their language, as well as their cultural identity.
Shamanism is an ancient form of healing practiced in Humla to restore balance to nature and the physical body. The shamans are the primary doctors and community leaders who find solutions to problems afflicting the community. As Humla slowly modernizes, this powerful form of healing and relating to life, one another and the environment is at risk of being lost.
Humla Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the Bon culture and traditions in the Humla region of Nepal through access to quality education, healthcare and sustainable economic development.