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.

Aashish works as a software developer at OLE Nepal. He is currently working in the development of interactive learning and reading content for early grades. Along with experience of working on web and mobile applications with different tech companies, Aashish has also been an active member of various tech communities in Nepal. The ideology of using technology to bring positive change in the development of children, and the continuous efforts in solving the problems in education system with appropriate digital content is what motivated him to join OLE Nepal. Aashish has completed Bachelors in Computer Science and Information Technology from New Summit College which is affiliated with Tribhuvan University.

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.

Ashraya is working as a Teaching Facilitator for laptop program schools in Jajarkot (previously in Darchula). His primary role is to help students and teachers integrate the laptops and digital content in their everyday teaching and learning activities. Before joining OLE Nepal, Ashraya has  worked as a trainee in different NGOs. He joined OLE because of his interest in the program where he can work with the local schools and community, that will help him gain new experience in the field of education in Nepal. Ashraya has completed Bachelor’s in Social Work and Psychology from Tribhuvan University.

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.

Diman is a System Administration Associate at OLE Nepal. His primary working area is configuring network hardware and software; testing and developing the digital library server software; and providing technical support to end-users. In school, Diman was involved in child club and child rights related programs. He says that working in OLE Nepal has enabled him to fulfill his professional aspirations, as well as his interest in being part of a good cause. Diman has completed his Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus.

Fabian is working as a software development intern with the game development team at OLE Nepal. He works with the team to develop educational video games that target the mathematics and science curriculum of grades 7-8. His work spans from drafting game concepts to implementing them as part of an integrative team project. Before joining OLE Nepal as a volunteer, Fabian taught mathematics and physics to students of grades 7-12 at a tutoring center in Berlin, Germany. As a tutor and now as a volunteer at OLE, Fabian strives to pass on his enthusiasm for STEM. Hands-on teaching experience has provided him with scholastic insight, that aids him in the development of educational content for OLE. Fabian recently graduated secondary school in Germany, where he took special IT classes.

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.

Hem is working as an IT Technical Support Associate at OLE Nepal. He works with the technical team to support the installation and updating of offline digital library (E-Pustakalaya) servers, as well as diagnosing and solving hardware & software faults. Hem was motivated to join OLE to actively contribute towards the positive change brought to education sector in Nepal, mainly in the rural areas through the use of technology through the digital learning program. Hem has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Tribhuvan 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 and a MPhil degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kathmandu University. 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.

Manish is working as a game developer at OLE Nepal. His work entails developing and ensuring game functionality by translating design ideas, concepts, and requirements into a functional and engaging game using Unity Engine. He believes in team work and is committed to collaborative problem solving, creating sophisticated design, and a quality product that delivers on the mission of OLE Nepal to improve the quality of education by integrating technology in the teaching-learning process. Currently, Manish is working on creating new learning games in collaboration with J-WEL World Education Lab in MIT. Manish holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Applications.

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.

Prajwal works as the Teaching Resident and School Facilitator for 12 schools in Jajarkot District of Karnali Province. Before joining OLE Nepal, he worked as in intern and researcher at two reputed NGOs in Kathmandu. According to Prajwal, the idea of working with the communities in hilly areas of Mid-western region of Nepal; while exploring their culture, tradition, way of life and the development possibilities; especially in the education sector to improve the quality of education, motivated him to join our team. He is currently awaiting results from his final year of BA in Rural Development/Sociology.

Prateek is the Lead Software developer at OLE Nepal. He works with the software development team to come up with new ideas and solutions about how to make learning easier for younger generations, and implements these ideas to make it into a software. Games being his core passion, he has been building games since early on in his career. Prateek studied Bachelor of Computer Engineering from KEC, an Tribhuvan University affiliated college. With an engineering background and more than five years of programming experience, working with clients all over the globe, he is exceptional at making interactive lessons and learning games. He is active on open source development and helps the community every way he can. He was very excited to join OLE Nepal as educational games was something he wished he had as he was growing up. Now he is happy to help others learn.

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.

Ravi is a software developer at OLE Nepal. He is engaged in the development of interactive learning content – E-Paath. He was motivated to join OLE to be able to work in the technical field and in (his words) the project that has the ability to better children’s educational background. Ravi has completed his Bachelors in computer engineering from Advanced College of Engineering and Management.

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.

Sanjay is a field assistant at OLE Nepal. His main role is to implement and monitor program activities, and maintain regular contact with stakeholders in the project area. Sanjay has worked as a teacher as well as a research assistant for a reputed INGO. As a former student of public school in rural Nepal, Sanjay has a good understanding of the lack of education materials and teaching-learning practices. He is passionate about working in the field to improve the quality of education, which is why he was motivated to join OLE Nepal. Sanjay has completed his M.A. in Education and Political Science.

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.

Suman is a Network and System Admin Associate at OLE Nepal. He works with the technical team, supporting the installation and update of offline digital library (E-Pustakalaya) servers, as well as performing diagnosis to solve hardware and software faults. Suman was interested in joining OLE Nepal to help enhance his technical knowledge, and learn more about the use of technology in education in Nepal. He has previously worked as a volunteer in a local NGO, as part of their relief efforts after the 2015 earthquake. Suman has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science and Information Technology from Tribhuvan University.

Summit is a tech-enthusiast and open source supporter. At OLE Nepal, he is working as a Software Developer, and his area of work includes the development and maintenance of the digital library – E-Pustakalaya. He has experienced working on his own projects, as well as with different organizations and tech companies, and is also an active member of various tech-communities. Using technology to solve the educational problems in Nepal and to bring interactive educational contents to the classrooms is what motivated him to join OLE Nepal. Summit has completed Bachelors in Computer Science and Information Technology 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.