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.

Anil Tamang

Anil Tamang

Multimedia/Graphic Designer

Anil works mainly with our Local Language Education and Skill-Based Training (LLEST) project team. He works on content design elements and is responsible for creating the designs of our stories, along with providing UD support, and audio and video editing. He also sources audio for dialogues and sound effects that complement the message of the stories. Besides these duties, he manages design and print materials and oversees social media platforms of our organization. Anil has previously worked as a data specialist. He was motivated to join OLE Nepal for a learning experience and to implement his ideas and creativity.
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. Currently, he also oversees Equity and Inclusion in Education Project from technical perspective. 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 initially joined OLE Nepal as a junior software developer, eager to utilize technology to enhance students learning. Armed with a Bachelor's in Information Management, he demonstrates his skills and loves our mission. Now, leading the team, he remains dedicated to improving education for all. His journey from junior to lead developer is a testament to his passion and hard work.
Deepa Thapa

Deepa Thapa

Digital Learning Expert/ Content Expert

Deepa is an experienced digital learning content creator with over 16 years of experience in education, specializing in curriculum design, training, and program implementation. Currently, she holds the position of Digital Learning Expert within the 'Equity and Inclusion in Education' initiative. Over the past decade, she was involved in developing E-Paath, an interactive curriculum-aligned learning software for young learners. Currently pursuing an MPhil degree, she finds her dedication to working 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.
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.
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Hrishav Raj Joshi

Project Coordinator

Hrishav Raj Joshi, is responsible for coordinating the project related activities, and compliance for our Robotics and ICT Project. His domain of interest includes Heritage, Water Engineering, Robotics and he was also involved in the various projects of other sector as well. Previously, he worked as Robotics Associate in OLE Nepal which has boosted his skill and interest in Education and Robotics further. Re-joining OLE he wants to learn a new possibility and platform to conduct Robotics and enlarge its domain so that every age group can learn it and develop skills in STEM.
Kalpana Rimal

Kalpana Rimal

Project Manager

Kalpana is responsible for in overseeing the iOCR optimization and USAID Equity and Inclusion in Education projects, while also managing program activities and fostering positive relationships with stakeholders. With over a decade of experience, she specializes in planning, designing and delivering customized training programs, teaching, and conducting educational research using various monitoring tools. She finds motivation in working with OLE Nepal because it allows her to work with children to increase access and engage with teachers to integrate ICT into the teaching-learning process.
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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.
Nabin Khadka

Nabin Khadka

Frontend Developer

Nabin Khadka primarily works on our Local Language Education and Skill-Based Training (LLEST) Project, where he develops educational content in a visually appealing and accessible manner. Previously, he contributed to the content development of our digital content E-Paath and worked as a MERN developer (freelancer) for a clothing brand. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. He was motivated to join OLE Nepal because of its active involvement in improving the quality of education through technology.
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.
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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.
Samjhana Thatal Ranapaily

Samjhana Thatal Ranapaily

Administrative Officer

Samjhana primarily works on the USAID Equity and Inclusion in Education(EIE) Project, handling administrative tasks. She had worked in Room to Read where she used to conduct similar administrative tasks. She has joined OLE as the organization works for a noble cause which helps students to be educated and helps children specially from the remote areas to get standard education. Samjhana completed her Bachelor's degree at National Integrated College, Kathmandu.
Sanish Dangol

Sanish Dangol

Project Manager

Sanish oversees our Local Language Education and Skill-Based Training (LLEST) Project, aiming to implement innovative learning strategies to enhance teaching and learning processes. He initially joined OLE Nepal as a Teaching Facilitator in the remote schools of Darchula, later working as a Project Coordinator for the E-Paath and other digital content development projects. He was motivated by OLE Nepal's work in promoting quality education. With a Bachelor's in Business Information Systems and a Master's in Education in English Language Teaching (KU), he aims to improve education in rural areas and lessen rural-urban education inequality.
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
Supriya Manandhar

Supriya Manandhar

Senior UI/UX and Content Designer

Supriya Manandhar primarily collaborates with the design and development teams to conceptualize, visualize, and produce engaging user interfaces and narratives from a storyteller's perspective. Her background in Visual Arts and Art Education has led her to previous roles in illustration, teaching, journalism, and game development. She is particularly interested in the intersection of creativity, technology, and cultural studies. Her passion for critical pedagogy is what draws her to OLE Nepal.
Sushma Yadav

Sushma Yadav

Project Accountant

Sushma Yadav, a semi qualified CA, is responsible for administration, accounting, financial reporting, and compliance for our USAID Equity and Inclusion in Education (EIE) Project. Joining OLE Nepal, she aims to utilize her previous skills and experiences to contribute to achieving the project's objectives and to gain a deeper understanding of the financial operations of the NGO. Currently, she is pursuing her CA Finals alongside an MBS in Finance.
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Sushrina Dhakal

Machine Learning and Data Annotation Intern

Sushrina Dhakal, a B.Sc. CSIT student, is responsible for collecting, preprocessing, and annotating image datasets as part of her annotation tasks. Additionally, she fine-tunes machine learning models to optimize their performance in machine learning tasks. She has joined OLE Nepal because she believes in the mission of using technology to improve education for everyone and appreciates the collaborative environment at OLE, where she can work with teams from diverse backgrounds. She hopes to contribute by utilizing her skills to make learning more accessible and enjoyable for children, ultimately helping them unlock their full potential and pursue their dreams.
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.

Monil Shrestha

Monil Shrestha

Senior UI/UX Designer - 2020-2023

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.

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.

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