We are team of social workers, educators, designers, developers, and individuals dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the quality of education in public schools across Nepal.

Animesh Nepal

Animesh Nepal

Backend Developer

Animesh, a recent Bachelor's in Computing graduate, is the Backend Developer for our digital library, E-Pustakalaya. He is responsible for developing and implementing the backend system. He joined OLE Nepal to utilize his skills and abilities to support the organization's mission of enhancing education quality and reducing disparities through technology integration in academics.
Ashraya Manandhar

Ashraya Manandhar

Project Officer

Ashraya is working as the Project Officer on our content development projects. He was previously involved in a different project at OLE Nepal, working as a Teaching Facilitator for laptop program schools in Jajarkot and Darchula districts. 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, which will help him gain new experience in the field of education in Nepal. Ashraya has completed Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology from Tribhuvan University.
Basanta Shrestha

Basanta Shrestha

Senior Technical Manager

Basanta is managing technical works related to the reliable operation of computer systems, servers, and networks at OLE Nepal. This also includes managing online and offline Epustakalaya servers and deployments. In the past, he was involved in the development of OLPC OS, setting up of school network, deployment of OLPC laptops, planning and coordination of field visits of OLE Nepal. Prior to joining OLE Nepal, he was involved in the development of localized linux OS called Nepalinux with PAN l10n Project at Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya. He holds Masters of Science in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University, India. He is also certified in RHCE and LPI1.
Bishal Pokhrel

Bishal Pokharel

Lead Software Developer

Bishal works as a lead software developer at OLE Nepal. He has been working with our content team in the development of interactive and inclusive digital learning materials for school education. Bishal was motivated to join OLE Nepal as a developer to be a part of the mission to uplift the education quality for all students across the country. Bishal has completed his Bachelor's in Information Management.
Deepa Thapa

Deepa Thapa

Project Manager | E-Paath Development Project

Deepa is the Project Manager overseeing the Digital Content Development Program, specifically focusing on the "E-Paath" initiative. She is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the entire program. Over the past decade, she has successfully helped lead the development of E-Paath, showcasing her strong leadership abilities and dedication. She also maintains relationships with central and local government agencies, as well as other line agencies, to ensure the smooth execution of the project. Currently pursuing an MPhil degree, she finds her unwavering dedication to work with OLE Nepal fueled by the joy on children's faces as they learn through E-Paath, reinforcing her belief in contributing to a noble cause.
Deepak Tamang

Deepak Tamang

Developer Intern

Deepak, a Developer Intern at OLE Nepal, helping enhance E-Path modules by helping refine existing code structures. Drawing on his background in training students in robotics, he strives to improve E-Paath's user-friendliness through his development approach. Aligned with OLE Nepal's mission, Deepak is committed to enhancing learning resources, and contributing to accessible education whilst aspiring to master frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue.js for proficient web application development.
Ganesh Ghimire

Ganesh Ghimire

Project Manager | E-Pustakalaya

Ganesh has been associated with OLE Nepal since September 2009 as the Project Manager for the E-pustakalya project. 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.
Gaurav Parajuli

Gaurav Parajuli

Machine Learning Engineer

Gaurav currently works as a Machine Learning Engineer for Intelligent Optical Character Recognition (iOCR) project at OLE, Nepal. He is responsible for the development and enhancement of iOCR which digitizes scanned books (especially in Devanagari script) to make E-Pustakalaya more accessible to visually challenged students. Before joining OLE Nepal, Gaurav was working as a Backend System Engineer in a Python-based tech stack. Gaurav decided to join hands with OLE Nepal to contribute to the Nobel Cause of "making education accessible to all". Gaurav has completed his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University.
Kalpana Rimal

Kalpana Rimal

Assistant Manager | Training, Monitoring, and Evaluation

Kalpana serves as the Assistant Manager for Training, Monitoring, and Evaluation programs at OLE Nepal. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders to foster a positive shift in attitudes toward technology in education through teacher training initiatives. With a Master's degree in Educational Management and an MPhil degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kathmandu University, Kalpana has a deep passion for needs assessment, designing and delivering customized training programs, and conducting educational research. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Human Development and Environment Concerns Society Nepal.
Kumudini-Gurung-Shrestha

Kumudini Gurung Shrestha

Digital HRK Project Content Lead

Kumudini is the project content lead for the Digitally Enhanced "Hamro Ramailo Kathaharu" 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.
Monil Shrestha

Monil Shrestha

Senior UI/UX Designer

Monil works as a Senior 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.
Pawan Dhakal

Pawan Dhakal

Content Designer

Pawan works as a Content Designer in OLE Nepal, focusing on creating engaging learning content for a self-learning app for grades 4-5. Previously, Pawan was involved as a Content Designer for E-Paath and learning games in OLE Nepal from 2017-2018. He has also worked in rural schools in remote locations like Syangja, Kalikot, Upper Mustang, and Dolpo.Having an interest in improving access to quality and locally contextualized education, Pawan was motivated by OLE Nepal's free and open source educational content. He hopes to create engaging learning content with OLE Nepal that will reach students throughout Nepal.Pawan has a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.Sc. in Physics from The Ohio State University.
Rabi Karmacharya

Rabi Karmacharya

Founder

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.
Rabita Dangol

Rabita Dangol

Accounts and Administration Lead

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.
Sabba-Shah

Sabba Shah

Content Designer

Sabba is a Content Designer at OLE Nepal. She's responsible for designing chapters, focusing on working with the national curriculum to make our E-Paath content easy to use for learners. With a prior experience in content design and working as an educator, she has created materials and designed lesson plans for kindergarten, primary school and high school. On the side, she also teaches programming classes to kids aged 6-15. She is also pursuing a major in Computer Science.
Sanish Dangol

Sanish Dangol

Project Coordinator | E-Paath Development Project

Sanish is working as a Project Coordinator for the E-Paath Content Development Project at OLE Nepal. He works with our content team in organizing and testing new digital learning activities. Sanish has previously worked as a Teaching Facilitator for our laptop project schools in Darchula. He 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. He has completed Bachelor in Business Information System and his Master's in Education in English Language Teaching from Kathmandu University.
Shishir Pandey

Shishir Pandey

Project Manager

Shishir works as Project Manager at OLE Nepal. He leads multiple projects, including robotics project, STEAM Ahead, and ICT in Basic Education. His primary areas of work at OLE Nepal are planning, implementation and monitoring of the projects implemented at the various schools that OLE Nepal works with. He also coordinates and maintains relations with government agencies and donors to ensure the smooth execution of projects. As a trained teacher, he is actively involved in OLE Nepal’s teacher training program. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from Tribhuvan University.
Sujash Nagarkoti

Sujash Nagarkoti

Technical Associate

Sujash works as the E-Pustakalaya and System Intern at OLE Nepal. His primary work here is installing and testing offline digital library systems, setup and configuration of routers, installing and setting up Windows and Linux machines, School support, and installing and setting up Raspberry Pi and tablets. He previously worked as an accountant for a year in Teleshwor Deri Pvt. Ltd. and now he is working as a Technical Associate at OLE Nepal. He wants to expand
Tikaraj Karki

Tika Raj Karki

Senior Manager | Training and Government Affairs

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.
Upaya Sharma

Upaya Sharma

Executive Director

Upaya joined OLE Nepal right after the organization was formed in 2007. He was involved in the administration, finance, human resource, operations, and handled obtaining approvals for OLE Nepal’s projects from various bodies. He had led the effort to establish various official policies, codes and practices. With all these aspects related to the projects of the organization, he got to know the details of program operations. Upaya holds a M.Com. and a B.Com. (Hons.) degrees from the University of Delhi, India and had the experience of working in the banking sector for almost a decade in various capacities including that of leading the branch and the department.

DISCOVER WHAT OUR TEAM SAYS

Open Learning Exchange Nepal (OLE Nepal) is a social benefit organization dedicated to enhancing education quality and access through the integration of technology in classrooms. Since its inception in 2007, OLE Nepal has pioneered the use of technology in schools and provided open and free access to quality education and innovative learning environments to children.

Deepa Thapa

Deepa Thapa

Project Manager | E-Paath Content Development Project - 2023

The opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the education of young minds through engaging and interactive content is both fulfilling and inspiring. Witnessing the profound impact of our digital learning modules on students' learning journeys brings me immense joy and satisfaction.

Sanish Dangol

Sanish Dangol

Project Coordinator | E-Paath Content Development Project - 2023

Creating digital content for young learners is incredibly fulfilling. Bringing my conceptual ideas to life for their learning fills me with a sense of purpose to ensure equal opportunities for all learners, regardless of their background.

Regan

Regan Maharjan

Lead Software Developer - 2017-2023

Working with OLE Nepal was transformative, fueling my sense of purpose and revealing the vast potential for growth in the field of Education in Nepal. It allowed me to explore my capabilities and channelize them in creating beautiful learning experiences for children. And by doing so it helped me actively contribute to Nepal's educational landscape through OLE Nepal's technological initiatives, a passionate pursuit I am deeply honored to be a part of.

Monil Shrestha

Monil Shrestha

Senior UI/UX Designer - 2022-present

From the very moment I became a part of OLE Nepal, I knew I had found a purpose that resonated deeply with my personal beliefs and life journey. Aligning seamlessly with OLE Nepal's mission and vision, my own aspirations of contributing to the community on a larger scale have been consistently fueled by OLE Nepal. It's not just a collaboration; it's a harmonious symphony of shared values that keeps me motivated and inspired every step of the way.

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