Rabi is a social entrepreneur who helped launch OLE Nepal with the vision to use technology to improve the quality of public education in Nepal, 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. Rabi holds M.Eng and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Rabi is Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leader and Asia 21 Fellow. Prior to starting OLE Nepal, Rabi established a software company in Nepal and had worked as a design engineer in the Silicon Valley.
Anjana is managing the ongoing E-Paath and E-Pustakalaya development and upgrade projects. She is also 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 in Nepal and the U.S., Anjana has been involved in software development, quality assurance, process improvement, and project management. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). 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.
Anjana has 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 is based in Baitadi for a year, supporting 15 program schools. Anjana works 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. Anjana has completed B.A. in Social Work from Santwona Memorial College.
Our Graphic Illustrator, Anushri Lama, designs and develops E-Paath characters and illustrations. Anushri joined us knowing that OLE Nepal designs educational games based on the national curriculum of Nepal. Anushri’s illustrations are published in a children’s book titled, “Mann 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. Anushri holds a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art & Design, with a major in Graphic Communications.
Ashish is the lead developer in our content development team. He designs, develops and updates the digital educational content of E-Paath, while working in unison with the content developers and designers. 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.
Avi is an intern at OLE Nepal. He is working on content writing for OLE’s E-Paath project. His work also requires him to travel to remote schools in far west Nepal. Avi decided to join OLE as he’s inspired by the organization’s vision to provide quality education to the ones in need, and develop the society through technological advancement. During his free time, Avi coaches the basketball team of Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club. He is also a member of the Spiny Babbler Arts and Social Service Club. Avi has completed his A-levels from Rato Bangala School, and is taking a gap year before going to the US for further studies.
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. Bikram holds Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering. Bikram believes in the saying that “if you are the smartest guy in the room then you are in the wrong room.”
“I like the idea of educating children with the help of technology and OLE Nepal is perfect organization for this”, says Buddhi, our Technical Associate. His primary responsibilities include assisting team on preparing NEXS system, installing schoolserver, deploying school network. He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science and Information Technology from Sagarmatha College of Science and Technology.
Deepa 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. For 6 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.
Dennis works as a volunteer at OLE Nepal, together with his wife Shirley from the Netherlands. After his bachelor study in Commercial Economics he started working as a business man. He has been working for over 15 years for Henri & Herman, a car dealer for the consumer and enterprise market. His focus is on the medium and large enterprises. Finding the best possible solution for his customer’s need while keeping his company’s’ profit in mind, is what he enjoys in his job. He’s able to ask the right questions to find the main need, embark challenges and determined of getting things done. Dennis has taken a sabbatical to step out of the commercial world and experience a non-profit project. He hopes to be able to help people in need of education by sharing his knowledge like English, computer skills or business studies, and help foundations with his sales experience.
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. Dilak believes that working in OLE has helped him grow his programming knowledge and skills, while playing his part to improve the quality of education in Nepal.
Dilak studied computer science in school and have been programming ever since. He has completed Bachelors in Information Technology.
Durga is working as a field staff for Digital Literacy and Nutrition Sensitive Literacy Programs. As a field staff, Durga visits 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. She has completed her Bachelors in Business Studies and Diploma in Social Work.
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. Ganesh has also organised writers’ workshops to produce original content for E-Pustakalaya. He is currently coordinating the school building reconstruction projects in Gorkha district. Ganesh holds a Masters Degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Tribhuvan University.
Kabindra brings numbers and shapes to life here at OLE Nepal. He is motivated to make Math easier for kids all around the world. He has worked as a Math teacher in a rural part of Lalitpur district for 3 years, under the Teach for Nepal program’s first cohort. In his first year of teaching, the school was awarded for scoring the highest average marks on Math in the region. He also worked with Bottlers Nepal, American Embassy, etc. during his teaching period and changed the map of the school. Kabindra holds an engineering degree from Kathmandu University.
Kalpana works as Trainer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at OLE Nepal. She is 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. 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 Human Development and Environment Concerns Society Nepal.
Manoj is working as a python software developer on the E-Pustakalaya Development Project at OLE Nepal. His main responsibility is to design, develop and extend the digital library. ‘My motivation to join OLE is the contribution done by OLE to shape the education system of our country. I think I will better use my skills and experience to create an easily accessible E-learning platform”, says Manoj. He is also the founder of codeclubnepal.org which aims to provide a technical needs of the children from age 9 to 14 so they could prepare themselves for life and work in the world that is shaped by digital technologies. Manoj is pursuing his Masters in Computer Engineering from Pokhara University.
Melisha has joined OLE Nepal as an intern. She is working with OLE’s design team in designing graphics for digital activities and lessons in E-Paath. Melisha has previously worked as a social media management intern for an online shopping website. She is also a member of Leo Club, and has been involved in earthquake disaster relief program with a local NGO. Melisha joined OLE Nepal because she is motivated by the perception of the organization to increase means of approach to standard education through technological integration. After finishing her schooling, she completed a graphics and illustrations design course from an IT institute. Melisha is currently pursuing Bachelor’s in Information Management at Prime College.
Trained as a Graphic Designer, Narendra has been working with OLE Nepal since April 2008. 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. Before joining OLE Nepal, he worked for over a decade at Advertising and Designing company in Delhi as a senior graphics designer. Narendra holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Annamalai University in Chennai.
Navin is working as Software Engineer (Java) in OLE Nepal. His main responsibilities are to support the design and development of the new digital library system of E-Pustakalaya. He also works with the E-Pustakalaya Coordinator, teacher trainers, program officers and field staff to ensure that the system addresses the needs of the users. Navin’s interest in learning new things motivated him to join OLE, and he believes that this is an excellent platform for him to use and grow his skills. Navin has completed his B.E. I.T. from Nepal College of Information Technology.
Niranjan Kunwar is a writer and educator based in Kathmandu. Apart from working as a consultant on various educational projects, Niranjan Kunwar writes non-fiction personal narratives and blogs, mostly as they relate to arts and education. At OLE Nepal, he works closely with a team in order to develop and review various digital lessons, from a content as well as design angle. Niranjan has a Masters of Science in Education from the City University of New York. He worked as a teacher in the New York State Education Department system for a few years before returning to Kathmandu.
Prajwol is an intern in the System/Network department at OLE Nepal. He assists in updating digital library servers and XO laptops. In school, Prajwol always wanted to learn every subject through computers, and he believes students learn better and faster this way. One of his motivations for joining OLE is that he wants to travel to the rural areas of Nepal, and understand the culture and people over there. Besides technology, his passion lies in photography and music, and has won awards for his guitar skills. Prajwol has completed Grade 12 from Little Angels’ College and is taking a gap year, while applying to universities abroad.
Prithivi is an intern in the Network and Systems Department at OLE Nepal. His main area of work includes the installation and update of digital library servers and laptops. Throughout his high school years, he helped his family in their business of polishing statues. Prithivi’s motivation to join OLE Nepal was to take a gap year and learn about technology and learning systems, as he wants to pursue an engineering degree to become a computer engineer. He recently completed Grade 12 from Caspain Valley College.
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 procurement. 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. She brings more than 10 years of experiences in department of accounting and logistics, working in the private sector. Rabita holds Masters in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University.
Regan is Software Developer for E-Paath. He is also working as a graphics designer; visualizing the content for better representation and user experience, and bringing the visual design into reality using web technologies. “I am a web lover and getting to contribute in the making of E-learning software for children in Nepal with this fantastic team, I am genuinely motivated to work in this project”, says Regan. Regan has completed his B.E. IT from Nepal College of Information Technology.
Sandeep is a Software Engineer in the E-Paath Development Team. He works with the 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. He optimizes E-Paath development and adds new things to it. Sandeep has completed his Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering (IOE), Lalitpur.
Shashank is an artist and a designer, and is currently working as an intern for the E-Paath design team. He creates illustrations and designs the characters for E-Paath. Art is his passion and he aspires to build his career in it. He is currently pursuing B.A. in Fine Arts at Lalitkala Campus with a major in 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.
Sheran is an intern at OLE Nepal, and he works on content writing for OLE’s E-Paath project. His work also requires him to travel to remote schools in far west Nepal to help set up school network infrastructure. Sheran has previously worked as an intern at a media company, and as a photographer on a earthquake relief program for a local NGO. Sheran joined OLE Nepal for the opportunity to learn new things in the field of technology, as he is interested in the field of Computer Science, as well as Economics. Sheran has completed his A levels from Rato Bangala School, and is taking a gap year before applying for college abroad.
From her passion for online, Shirley Klever has been active in the internet world at the cutting edge of consumer and business, since the late 1990s. As a consultant with a European Master in interactive media, she carries out projects both strategically and hands-on, at the agency and corporate side, with focus on online marketing and user experience. Since 2010, she build up her own company ‘Interseccion B.V.’ helping companies in various sectors with the online contribution. She also wrote chapters about Planning & Organization and Marketing in two study books: Online Marketing and the book E-business (Noordhoff Publishers). After being active in the commercial world, it has been her dream to serve a greater good. Shirley started volunteering with her husband Dennis at OLE Nepal, where she is supporting on the UI side of E-Paath and online marketing activities.
Shishir is working as the Program Coordinator at OLE Nepal. His primary areas of work at OLE Nepal is to support the planning, implementation, and monitoring of OLE Nepal projects. Being a trained teacher, Shishir is actively involved in OLE Nepal’s teachers training programs. He believes that investment in education is one of the best ways to achieve sustainable development. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from Tribhuvan University.
As Senoir Manager 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 is keen on mobilizing local community support to ensure successful integration of technology in schools and communities. Tikaraj is a trained trainer, has designed and delivered training for government officials, local bodies and community members. His previous work experience in the development sector have been with Helvetas Nepal, Rural Access Program and United Nations Development Program funded projects.
Trishala handles the communication and outreach efforts of OLE Nepal. She works towards promoting the organization’s goals and activities. 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. She holds a B.Com Degree from University of Delhi.
Upaya brings more than fifteen years of experience in finance and administration, with almost a decade long stint in the banking sector 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 holds M.Com and B.Com degrees from the University of Delhi, India.