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.
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 Officer 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.
Ganesh has been associated with OLE Nepal since September 2009 as the E-Pustakalaya Coordinator – senior officer. 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. Ganesh holds a Master's Degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Tribhuvan University.
Hem is working as an senior 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.
Kumudini is the project content lead for the Digitally Enhanced Early Grade Reading project. She is responsible for the overall design and development of interactive learning activities and stories for early grades. She has taught elementary school students & also students of graduate program. Kumudini holds MA & BA degrees in English Literature.
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.
Monil works as a UI/UX Designer at OLE Nepal. He works with the content design and development team to conceptualize, visualize and produce attractive user interface, stories and game designs from the perspective of a storyteller. Monil has previously worked in an IT company on UI/UX and illustrations, and he also has experience as a Business Analyst and Project Manager. Monil has a drive for learning new skills and one of his passions includes photography. He is part of "Photowalkers Nepal” club, where they collect photos and stories around Kathmandu valley. Monil’s desire to explore and enhance his creative side, while make a positive contribution to the community, motivated him to join OLE. He has embraced OLE's vision as his own, with the realization of using his designing and story-telling skills, while nurturing his interests and drive for positive change. Monil holds a Bachelors in Information Management (BIM) from Institute of Management Studies Affiliated with Tribhuvan University with Information Technology as a major.
Trained as a Graphic Designer, Narendra has been working with OLE Nepal since April 2008. As a senior officer, 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.
Pawan Dhakal is currently working as a Content Designer and Analyst. He primarily helps design educational games for middle school science and math. 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 interactive digital learning content 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 the creation of new educational games at OLE Nepal. Pawan holds a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, NH, USA. He majored in Physics and Mathematics and also holds a minor in Philosophy.
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.
Priyanka is working as a Game Design & Development Trainee. She works with our game development team in the design, conceptualization, development and review of learning games that enable users to learn and apply concepts in maths and science. Priyanka has previously worked in the content design team for E-Paath. She believes that interactive content has the potential to be much more effective in reinforcing the knowledge and understanding its applications in comparison to the rote memorization technique used by many public schools across Nepal. Priyanka is currently a rising senior majoring in Computer Science at Grinnell College in Iowa.
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 – Senior Associate at OLE Nepal. He is engaged in the development of learning games. He was motivated to join OLE to be able to work in the technical field and in a 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 the Lead Developer for educational games development at OLE Nepal. He identifies himself as a creative team player and tries to bring different perspectives on the table for any given project. Regan is fascinated by how games have the power to enhance critical thinking, embed playful learning, and inspire overall learning. “I love game designing where I find myself most creative while collecting and exploring different perspectives of team members and children. I truly believe that the effective implementation of technology in the learning process can enhance the learning experience and minimize learning resource disparity anywhere in the world. I am truly inspired and grateful for the work that I get to do at OLE Nepal.”, says Regan.
Regan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Technology from Nepal College of Information Technology.
Rochelle is a graphics illustrator and designer at OLE Nepal. She works with our content and game development teams to bring design ideas and concepts to life through illustrations and graphic elements. Rochelle has previous work experience in design houses as a creative, and also has experience of sharing her skills as an arts teacher at a local high school. The range of illustration based work in the content design and development projects was her main motivation for joining OLE Nepal. Rochelle has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art & Design, with a major in Graphic Communications.
Saijal works as a Software Developer at OLE Nepal. His main role is to upgrade and maintain the momentum of the digital library: E-Pustakalaya. Saijal has previous experience of working as a freelancer with different organizations and is also engaged in writing technical articles for different startup companies. He believes that using his programming skills to develop a better learning experience for the students is the most satisfying job, and that is what motivated him to join OLE Nepal. He is determined to give his whole effort to maintaining and upgrading the application so that it adds value and to each student.
Saijal has completed Bachelor in Information Management from Tribhuvan University.
Shishir is working as a Senior Program Officer 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.
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.
Sushil works as a Software Developer at OLE Nepal. He is involved in the development of learning games and stories for children, as well as upgrading other projects. Sushil was motivated to join OLE Nepal to be a part of the initiative to enhance the educational sector across Nepal with the use of technology. He is keen to contribute to the cause by developing interactive, engaging, and fun software for the younger generation.
Sushil is currently enrolled in his final year of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology.
As Senior 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.