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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. He currently serves as the Chair of the OLE’s BoD. 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 2010 and Asia 21 Fellow 2011.

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.

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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Rahul joined OLE Nepal as an intern. He is working in the technical and non-technical departments. His role primarily includes updating and testing servers and software. He is also involved with the E-Paath content development team in creating content, mock-ups, and designs. He has completed his A levels from Rato Bangala School. Through this internship at OLE Nepal, he wants to learn as much as possible to further expand his skill set and engage in volunteer work in remote parts of Nepal.

Regan is Software Programmer Trainee for E-Paath. He is working as a Software Developer and 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 is currently pursuing 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.

Saurav is working with the system/network team at OLE and assisting in updating digital library servers and XO laptops. Saurav is motivated to grow his skills and knowledge through this internship, before he starts university. He is currently learning photography and is also a member (One of the Gorkha district representatives) of Leo Club of Kathmandu Downtown. Saurav has completed his A-levels from St. Xavier’s College.

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.

Shikha joined OLE Nepal as a part of our ‘Teaching with Technology Residency Program’. 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. Shikha has completed B.A. in Social Work from Santwona Memorial College.

Shishir is working as the Program Coordinator at OLE Nepal. 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. 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.