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.
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.
Bhoj Bahadur is a software developer at OLE Nepal. He is engaged with the UI / UX and backend development of the digital library – E-Pustakalaya. Bhoj has previously worked in desktop application development. He feels motivated to be a part of the OLE Nepal’s vision of improving the quality of education with the help of technology. Bhoj was awarded a full-scholarship for his Bachelors in Engineering degree, which he completed in 2015 from Nepal Engineering College.
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.
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.
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 is a Graphic Designer at OLE Nepal. She is working with the 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 has completed her Bachelor’s in Information Management from Prime College.
Namrata is a Content Designer at OLE Nepal and her main responsibility is designing E-learning content that is engaging, interactive and fulfills the learning objectives outlined in the curriculum. She has been designing games and a gamified application which encourages students to recycle and increases environmental consciousness, and has volunteered as a teaching assistant in the UK. She strongly believes that educational technology is a vital player in the development of education in Nepal. She is eager to understand what engages students and fuels their desire to learn, which will help her design educational materials that deliver an enjoyable and informative experience. Namrata holds a M.Sc. Degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from University College London (UCL).
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.
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.
Pawan Dhakal is currently working as a E-Paath content designer. He primarily helps create content for science. Pawan worked in remote schools in Mustang, Kalikot and Dolpo for about two years since graduating from college. Among other things, Pawan was helping implement new tools like E-Paath in these schools to supplement classroom learning. There he witnessed first hand the kind of impact E-Paath can make in very remote schools where teachers are irregular or absent and classroom learning is based on rote learning and repetition preventing students from achieving the learning outcomes outlined in the curriculum. Pawan is excited to be contributing to creating fun and exciting content for E-Paath. Pawan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, NH, USA. He majored in Physics and Mathematics and also holds a minor in Philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subina is a Software Developer, working in the development of E-Paath. She has previously worked as an Android and Java developer at reputed technology companies in Kathmandu. ‘The overwhelming social work of the OLE Nepal as an NGO contributing to the country by providing the interactive educational content to the children specially in the rural areas using the digital technology for giving the effective education to the children attracted me to be associated with the OLE as an Engineer’, says Subina. She is eager to dedicate her skills, knowledge and experiences in engineering for the improvement of quality, performance and effectiveness of the E-Paath project. Subina has completed her graduate degree education in BSc CSIT from Kathford Engineering College in 2013.
Swagat is a software development intern at OLE Nepal. He is engaged in the development of interactive learning content – E-Paath. Swagat believes that e-learning platform can help student to enhance the general quality of learning, and wants to use his skills to create an easily accessible, interactive e-learning platform.. His motivation to join OLE Nepal is the work it has been doing to help and improve the education background of Nepal, mainly in rural areas. Swagat has completed his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Advanced College of Engineering and Management.
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.
Vidya Sagar is an intern at OLE Nepal. He has been working with the content team in content translation, vocabulary, audio editing, content review and testing, and content design. As an active scout member in school, Vidya Sagar participated in several community service activities, and was also involved in literary work. Vidya was mainly impressed by how OLE Nepal took the initiative to help children in their education, which is the main reason why he wanted joined OLE. He wants to join OLE Nepal’s mission to provide quality education for all and make learning process fun and interesting. Vidya Sagar has completed Grade 12 from Kathmandu Bernhardt Secondary School.