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.
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 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 Tribhuwan University.
Bikram is a tech-savvy person, committed to reducing the complexity in the systems and making them more secure and predictable. His primary interests include Security and Cryptography. Bikram enjoys in DevOps stuff and in researching in ways to stay safe in cyberspace.You can read more about him here.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.
“I like the idea of educating children with the help of technology and OLE Nepal is perfect organization for this”, says Buddhi, our Junior Network & System Administrator. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sanish is working as a Teaching Facilitator for project schools in Darchula. His role is to help students and teachers integrate the laptops and digital content in their everyday teaching and learning activities. Sanish has previously volunteered in different NGOs, and was motivated to join OLE to work due to the work being done to promote quality education. During his time at OLE Nepal, he expects to contribute to improving education in rural areas and lessen rural-urban education inequality. Sanish has completed Bachelors in Business Information System from Kathmandu University.
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.
Subash is working as a Darchula based Teaching Facilitator in OLE. In Darchula, he helps the teachers in implementing the laptop program in their classrooms. The context of the public education system of Nepal and his desire to contribute for the positive impact in education system, motivated him to join OLE. Subash has previously worked in a public school in rural part of Sindhupalchowk district as Teach for Nepal fellow, and now in OLE Nepal he wants to use his huge passion of technology and travel to contribute for the positive impact in the education system. He believes OLE will be great place to enhance his learning and experiences in the sector of education and technology. Subash has completed Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering.
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 associate at OLE Nepal. He is engaged in the development of a digital assessment system for Grades 1-8. 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.
Swikar initially joined OLE Nepal as an intern, now he is working as a Software Developer Associate for E-Pustakalaya project. He works as a front-end developer and will be enhancing and improving UI issues of E-Pustakalaya, as well as its back-end aspects. Swikar was motivated to join OLE to be a part of the positive change brought to education sector of Nepal using technology. Swikar has completed Bachelors in Computer Science from Kathmandu 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.