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Rabi is a social entrepreneur who helped launch OLE Nepal with the vision to use technology to improve the quality of primary education in Nepal's public schools, and to transform the way children learn through engagement, exploration and experimentation. Rabi has extensive experience in technological innovation and management, and a conviction that young educated Nepalis have a critical role to play in nation building. Prior to launching OLE Nepal in 2007, he headed HimalayanTechies, one of the first successful software outsourcing companies that he co-founded in Nepal in 2001. He currently serves as the Chair of the company's Board of Directors.

Rabi holds M.Eng and B.Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He worked at 3Com Corporation in Santa Clara, California for three years as design engineer prior to his return to Nepal. Rabi is Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leader (2010) and Asia 21 Fellow (2011).

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Upaya brings more than fifteen years of experience in finance and administration, with almost a decade long stint in the banking sector where he rose the ranks to become the Corporate Relationship Manager of a reputed commercial bank in Nepal before joining OLE Nepal. With his in-depth knowledge in financial planning and operations, Upaya deftly handles all the accounts and reports, along with the obtaining approvals for OLE Nepal's projects from various bodies. Upaya joined OLE Nepal right after the organization was formed in 2007 and has since led the effort to establish various official policies, codes and practices.

Upaya left a successful career in banking to join OLE Nepal because of his conviction that technology can play a critical role in Nepal's development. A father of two young boys, Upaya believes that investment in education is important for the nation to progress. He is a strong proponent of technology as a platform for young children to explore and learn, and is passionate about making such tools available to children in all parts of the country.
Upaya holds M.Com and B.Com degrees from the University of Delhi, India.

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Rabita has been with OLE Nepal since 2009 and she contributes in smooth functioning of the office administration and accounting. She is responsible for handling accounts, logistics, and procurements.

She brings more than 10 years of experiences in department of accounting and logistics, working in various organizations such as Modern Technology, Distar Trading Company, and M & S Audit Company. Besides overseeing the administrative and accounting aspects of the organization, Rabita is also heavily involved in monitoring major administrative activities under deployments and field visits. Rabita holds Masters in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University.

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‘Lucky are the ones who get a job in the field of their study but I think luckier are they who get to work in a field they are passionate about. Providing education to kids in Nepal, especially those who do not have equal access to education, has always been close to my heart’, says our new Program Manager at OLE Nepal.

Anjana has recently joined OLE Nepal, and she will be managing the ongoing E-Paath and E-Pustakalaya development and upgrade projects. She will also be involved in other projects within the organization, with the goal to align the different programs. With nearly a decade’s experience in the IT industry, Anjana has been involved in software development, quality assurance, process improvement, and project management. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has worked in different organizations like Verscend (pka D2 Hawkeye), Javra software and Pioneer Solutions in Nepal and L'Oreal USA, CVS in the US. OLE Nepal’s mission of providing quality education across geographic regions, school types and population groups by integrating technology in the teaching-learning process attracted Anjana to join OLE. She believes that basic education should not be bound by someone's economic or geographical condition and that every child should have the right to quality education.

Anjana holds a Masters in Computer Science from Oklahoma City University and a B.Sc. from Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College in Bangalore, India.

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Shishir has an Education degree from Tribhuvan University and is currently working on his thesis for master’s program. His interest in education sector and a passion to bring positive development in this field has channeled him as a trained teacher. His primary areas of work at OLE Nepal connect him with both communication & outreach team as well as training, monitoring and evaluation team. He is also actively involved in organizing communication and outreach strategies for the organization. His past experience of working with a non- profit organization has empowered him to contribute towards the education of students from poor socio-economic backgrounds. He believes that investment in education is one of the best ways for sustainable development.

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Trishala handles the communication and outreach efforts of OLE Nepal. She works towards promoting the organization’s goals and activities. Prior to joining OLE Nepal, she was an intern at WWF Nepal and also volunteered to help teach English using visual aids and games to public school students in Mustang. Trishala was motivated to join with OLE Nepal because of the work the organization has been doing to continuously improve the learning experience of students and hopes to contribute to its success. She holds a B.Com Degree from University of Delhi and is currently working on her thesis for master’s program.

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In over 20 years in development and education sectors, Tikaraj has worked in social mobilization, local governance, training design and delivery, and program monitoring. His illustrious career includes positions as school teacher, trainer, program coordinator, program associate, and evaluation consultant. Having spent most of these years in the field working with local bodies and communities, Tikaraj has a thorough grasp of local needs and challenges as well as an appreciation for the strength and resolve behind community mobilization.

As a trained trainer, Tikaraj has designed and delivered training for government officials, local bodies and community members. He has also received training in facilitation skills, conflict management, social inclusion, social mobilization, participatory planning and monitoring process. He has carried out research and survey in women's empowerment, poverty reduction, and social mobilization. His previous work experience in the development sector have been with Helvetas Nepal, Rural Access Program and United Nations Development Program funded projects.

As the Training Coordinator at OLE Nepal, Tikaraj is responsible for the overall planning of all the training programs, coordinating and managing with schools, delivering periodic training as well as updating and revising training programs and manuals. He also assists in the monitoring and evaluation of the programs, and designs and conducts interaction programs at communities surrounding the program schools. He is keen on mobilizing local community support to ensure successful integration of technology in schools and communities.

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Kalpana  joined OLE Nepal  as Trainer, Monitoring and Evaluation officer.  She is mainly responsible to coordinate and maintain functional relationships with key stakeholders to bring about positive change in perception towards the use of technology in education through teacher training. Prior to joining OLE Nepal, she worked as a senior academic coordinator at secondary schools.

Kalpana holds a master’s degree in Educational Management from Kathmandu University and currently working on a dissertation for MPhil degree in curriculum and Instruction. She has a keen interest in needs assessment, design and delivery of tailor made training, monitoring and evaluation, and educational research. She is a founding member of a local NGO, Human Development and Environment Concerns Society Nepal.

Deepa New

Deepa started teaching science in Peace Garden Secondary School, Khokana, Lalitpur immediately after she graduated from grade 12. For six years she taught grades 5-10 and while teaching she completed her B.Sc and post graduate degree in Education (PGDE) from Kathmandu University, School of Education. She is trained in primary teacher training which has equipped her with skills and knowledge in grade teaching.As a curriculum expert in OLE Nepal, her primary responsibilities are to conceptualize new digital teaching-learning activities, review and assess activities under development, and ensure consistency between curriculum and teaching-learning materials.

With a keen interest in traveling and reading literature, she follows Gandhi’s philosophy “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

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Dovan holds a PhD  in Computer Science Department from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA. In her dissertation titled 'Modes and Mechanisms of Game-like Interventions in Intelligent Tutoring Systems', she integrated educational games and intelligent tutoring system to create engaging and effective learning systems. She brings a wide range of experience in graphic designing and software programming along with that of an instructor and research assistant. Her passion and creativity to improve educational materials available in Nepal’s public schools brought her to OLE Nepal. Dovan holds M.A in Sociology and B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She is a recipient of Fulbright Science and Technology PhD Scholarship.

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Kabindra brings numbers and shapes to life here at OLE Nepal. He is motivated to make Math easier for kids all around the world. After completing his B.E. from Kathmandu University, he chose a path that was less trodden, i.e. to work as a Math teacher in a public school at Dukuchhap, a rural part of Lalitpur district, for 3 years of his life. In his first year of teaching, the school was awarded for scoring the highest average marks on Math among E.C.C. (Educational Coordination Center) Schools in 2070 B.S. D.L.E. (District Level Examination). He also worked with Bottlers Nepal, American Embassy, etc. during his teaching period and changed the map of the school. In his spare time, he likes to read novels, play dota, travel to new places and sing for the moment.

Ganesh Ghimire - E-Pustakalaya Coordinator

Ganesh has been associated with OLE Nepal since September 2009 as an E-Pustakalaya Coordinator. Ganesh is primarily involved in further developing and expanding OLE Nepal's existing electronic library so that it becomes a widely and regularly-used electronic resource for students, teachers, and families in Nepal as well as for the global Nepali diaspora.
In the early days of his career, Ganesh worked as editor of the Baha journal (a social science journal) published by the Social Science Baha. Later, as part of the Sambad (Access to Computers for Non-Literate People) project, he worked as a sociologist/ anthropologist in investigating user interfaces and studying the cultural issues of software application in different communities.
Ganesh holds a Masters Degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Tribhuvan University.

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Ashish has joined our content development team to design, develop and update the digital educational content of E-Paath, while working in unison with the content developers and designers. Prior to this, he has worked as a Software Developer at K. System. At work, he draws motivation from his team members and hopes that his work, and drive, can help build on the organization's vision. Ashish wants to put his skills use by being a part of a movement that can have a positive impact on quality education in Nepal. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Tribhuvan University.

Dilak

As a software developer at OLE Nepal, Dilak designs and develops content of E-Paath. Before joining OLE Nepal, he was working as a Software Developer at Himalayan Techies Solutions, through which he also worked in OLE Nepal's projects. He officially joined OLE Nepal after working in the E-Paath project for 6 months. Dilak believes that working here has helped him grow his programming knowledge and skills, while playing his part to improve the quality of education in Nepal. His work requires him to work closely with the design and development team to make E-Paath more efficient, effective and easy to use.

Dilak studied computer science in school and have been programming ever since. He has recently completed Bachelors in Information Technology.

Sandeep Sthapit

Sandeep has joined OLE Nepal’s E-Paath development team as a Software Engineer. He works with the content development team on research and development of interactive digital content. Sandeep is interested mostly in programming, computer vision, computer graphics, linear algebra, image processing, and android development. He joined OLE Nepal to help students learn better by putting his skills in game development into E-Paath, to make learning fun and engaging. As Software Engineer at OLE, he wants to optimize E-Paath development and add new things to it.

Sandeep has completed his Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering (IOE), Lalitpur.

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Trained as a Graphic Designer, Narendra has been working at OLE Nepal for last seven years. Before joining OLE Nepal, he worked for Advertising and Designing company in Delhi as a senior graphics designer for around 12 years. At OLE Nepal, Narendra is highly engaged in designing graphics for digital activities and lessons.

Narendra feels proud to be a part of the team which prepares digital learning materials destined for young children from rural Nepal. Besides graphic designing, he has keen interest in traveling and photography. Narendra completed his Bachelor in Business Administration from Annamalai University in Chennai.

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Bikram is a tech savvy person who always tries to synchronize himself with the ever growing technological advancements. At OLE Nepal, Bikram assists with the managing of office network, deployment of laptops to schools, managing E-Pustakalaya and research for exploring new and trending technology to implement within projects. His previous experience as a System Engineer at F1 Soft International and his dream to utilize the knowledge towards uplifting lives of children in most needy part of the country brought him to OLE Nepal.

Bikram holds Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering. He is passionate about traveling and loves discussing ideas on various topics. Bikram believes in the saying that “if you are smartest guy in the room then you are in the wrong room.”

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"I like the idea of educating children with the help of technology and OLE Nepal is perfect organization for this", says Buddhi, our recently appointed Technical Associate. His primary responsibilities include assisting team on preparing NEXS system, installing schoolserver, deploying school network. He has recently completed his Bachelor in Computer Science and Information Technology from Sagarmatha College of Science and Technology.

 

Our Graphic Illustrator, Anushri Lama, designs and develops E-Paath characters and illustrations. She has just graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art & Design, with a major in Graphic Communications. Anushri joined us knowing that OLE Nepal designs educational games based on the national curriculum of Nepal. She wanted to be a part of the development process. “I have always wanted to work for the betterment of our education system, and through OLE Nepal I'm given a chance to contribute from my part. Since I believe that children learn best through games & activities, I intend to create illustrations that would not only be a visual treat but which would also help them understand the content better in a fun and memorable way.”

Anushri’s illustrations are published in a children's book titled, " Man Laage Khela", published by Rato Bangla Kitab and has also created a Pop-Up book for children and is looking to publish it in the near future.

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Currently undergoing his internship at OLE Nepal as an Illustrator Artist, Shashank is an artist and a designer. He has been creating illustrations and designing the characters for E-Paath. Since his early childhood, sketching and creating artworks was very appealing to him. Art is his passion and he aspires to build his career in it. Shashank is also a member of Nepal Red Cross Society and the designing team of 'Lalitkala Gazette', an annual magazine published by the 'Lalitkala Gazette' team of students that includes the activities of the college and the students.
As a student of Fine Arts at Lalitkala Campus, he is currently studying Graphic Communications. Shashank truly believes that education is the backbone for the development and positive change of a country and hopes to create illustrative artworks for the E-Paath that are appealing to the children and help them to learn in a fun and easy way.

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Anjana has recently re-joined OLE Nepal, under the ‘teaching with technology residency program’. In 2015, Anjana had spent 2 months in Bajhang supporting 5 laptop program schools. This time, she will be based in Baitadi for a year, supporting 15 program schools. Anjana will work to help teachers integrate technology in classrooms by ensuring equipment at the school functioning smoothly and providing pedagogical support for the optimum of digital learning materials. Before re- joining OLE, Anjana has worked with Just for call, Research Enclave, and Environmental Resource Management Consultancy. She has also completed internships at Informal Sector Service Center, UN Information Centre and SAATH Nepal. Anjana’s willingness to work towards enhancing the quality in teaching learning process in rural areas motivated her to join OLE Nepal.

Anjana has completed B.A. in Social Work from Santwona Memorial College.

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Shikha joined OLE Nepal as a part of our ‘teaching with technology residency program’, because she believes that technology is an agent of change in teaching/learning process. As a resident, based in Baitadi, Shikha will work directly with the school teachers to strengthen their capacity in applying technological solutions to promote better learning environment. She brings 2 years of teaching experience to the residency program; she was a social studies teacher to primary grades at Santwona Memorial School before joining OLE. She has also volunteered on leadership seminars and workshops by Global Peace Youth Corps, and the National Federation of Youth NGO Nepal.
Shikha has completed B.A. in Social Work from Santwona Memorial College.

Durga Rimal | Field Officer

Durga is a new member of the OLE Nepal team and is working as a field staff for Digital Literacy and Nutrition Sensitive Literacy Programs from January 2017. She has completed her Bachelors in Business Studies and Diploma in Social Work. She had volunteered in Social Work Institute and has experience in dealing with people from diverse background. As a field staff, Durga will travel to project schools in Sindhupalchowk, Bardiya and Bajhang districts and coordinate with teachers and local stakeholders to ensure the proper implementation of our programs.

Her enthusiasm to work for the community, especially children, and will to contribute for the betterment of society, inspired her to join the OLE Nepal.

Rahul Babu

Rahul has joined OLE Nepal as an intern recently and has been working in the technical and non-technical departments. His role primarily includes updating and testing servers and software.  He has recently graduated from Rato Bangala School where he completed his A levels. During his internship he wants to learn as much as possible to further expand his skill set and engage in volunteer work in remote parts of Nepal.

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Aarjan just started his second internship at OLE Nepal and primarily assists the technical department and E-Paath development. He has recently completed pure science in A-levels from Rato Bangala School. At school, was the president of the football club and also a member of the Interact Club, which worked under the Rotary Club. Aarjan has a keen interested in science and technology, and he believes OLE Nepal provides the perfect place for tech aspirants to get involved. He aspires to help the people in remote areas who have been deprived of basic facilities. During his internship, he "expects to help the organization by assisting in the technical department and also reaching out to the remote areas of Nepal in different deployment projects."

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Saurav has recently joined OLE Nepal as an Intern. He is working with the technical team at OLE and assisting in updating digital library servers, E-Pustakalaya and E-Paatis. Originally from Gorkha, Saurav has helped organize programs like "Project Jhola" and "Enriching skills through Games" campaigns in the community schools there, through his "Access Alumni Gorkha". He is currently learning photography and is also a member (One of the Gorkha district representatives) of Leo Club of Kathmandu Downtown. With a desire to help the students of rural areas and to learn and develop personal skills, Saurav is motivated to grow his skills and knowledge through this internship.
Saurav has recently completed his A-levels from St. Xavier's College.