Project Team

Saroj Bastola (Founder & CEO) founder and CEO of the community learning center is working with Youth in Bhaktapur in various ways. He is the founding member of three social businesses in Nepal and is involved in various social activities.Send Email

Ingeborg Patsch (Technical Director) has been working as software consultant for over 10 years in Austria before she came to Nepal in 2012. As a technical director, she is creating the architecture for software solutions. Furthermore, with nearly 15 years of experience as a trainer she, together with Hari Krishna Dahal, is developing the curriculum for the various workshops and training.send Email

Hari Krishna Dahal (Founder & Career Counsellor) has been working on the edge haribetween psychology and education for the last 5 years. As a teacher in the local community and as a psychological counselor, he has dealt with youth outside the formal education system, so that he brings multifaceted views on the status and needs of Nepal’s youth. Send Email

Suresh Kasula (Founder & Chief Administrative Officer) Has completed his Master in Business Studies degree in Finance. Currently working as a lecturer of Accounting in Basu College. Similarly, a teacher at Supreme Academic Higher Secondary School. Send Email

Sagar Ghimire (Project Manager) has completed his Higher school (IGCSE) in Kolkata. Initially, he started as a volunteer in the post of a content writer for Career Disha Nepal web page. At the moment he helps coordinate the logistics for Data Collection project primarily guided by Ms Inge Patsch. Simultaneously, he edits and creates the final result for our primary product, Interest-based Assessment (psychometric test).  send Email

Shrijana KC: (Communication officer)  has done the master level in development studies. Has completed a six-month internship in AATWIN (Alliance Against Trafficking Women and Children in Nepal) Nepal. Currently, ) .she is studying in M. Phil in English at IACER (Institute of Advanced Communication Education and Research).As a Content Writer, her responsibilities is posting on Blog,  translating and typing English to Nepali language and vice versa, updating the progress of the CDN project and report writing.Send Email

Patrick Menke (Senior Web Developer), Germany, has 14 years of professional experience and joined CDN as a volunteer in early 2016. He is responsible for the development of the online assessment and the job and education database. Send Email

Bettina Gemperli (Co-founder and Career Assessment Advisor) has studied bachelor level at the University of Zurich and  Master level at Freie University of Berlin in science of education and psychology faculty. She has Various professional experiences such as project worker in non-profit organizations, research assistant for children with special needs etc. Currently, she is working as the coach for young adults with fewer opportunities. send Email

Anisha Rajbhandari (Junior Web Developer), Lagankhel, has done her Bachelor in Computer Engineering from ‘Kathmandu Engineering College’. She has done oone-yearinternship from May 2016 to May 2017. Present, she is working as a junior web developer supervised and mentor by CDN’s Senior Web Developer Patrick. Her main responsibilities to CDN are update and develop CDN website, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) handling, web designing, testing feature and functions of website and website management using word press. Send Email 

Prajan Bastola (Internship) has been involved as an intern at Career Disha Nepal from April 2016 to present. His main responsibilities to CDN are updating and collecting the information of jobs and educations on CDN’s jobeudb website. After having illustrator training, he working on designing sector as well. He designs pages as well as invitation flyers, greeting cards etc. He also assists CDN’s other volunteers and interns in their day-to-day tasks. Along with that he along with Namraj provide assistance to our career counselor Hari Krishna Dahal to run CDN’s Career and Education related workshops in various places. Send Email


Carl Benedict Haffer, Germany, experienced Sales and Coaching professional, joined CDN as a company advisor in mid-2017. He is responsible for marketing and is available as the freelance consultant from Germany. Email

Namaraj K.C. (intern), has studying bachelor level in Ratna Rajya Laxmi college, Kathmandu. Drama actor Mr K.C. joined CDN from September 2016.  His main responsibilities are assisting CDN’s senior career counsellor Hari Krishna Dahal to develop different career workshops. To help CDN’s Administrator Suresh Kasula to update education and jobs information in CDN’s website. Email

Further founding members: Pujan Ranjit and Dipendra Sapkota.

We would like to show our appreciation to the volunteers who have contributed their efforts to us for several months:

Jan Prajapati, Nepal, Researcher (September-December 2014)

Sabnam Shrestha, Nepal, Data Analyst (March-May 2015)

Sagar Ghimire, Nepal, Content Writer (September 2015–February 2016)

Arthur Albert, France, Graphic Design (October 2015–April 2016)

Kim Lumibao, Philippines, Content Writer (November 2015–May 2016)

Patrick Menke, German, Website Developer (April 2016–May 2016)

Rati Duwal, Bhaktapur, Intern (August 2016-December 2016)

Palistha Ranjitkar, Bhaktapur, Intern (August 2017- Present)

Susma Lohala, Bhaktapur, Intern (September 2017 – Present)

Soniya Phaiju, Bhaktapur, Intern (September 2017 – Present)

We would like to announce the honourable members  Peter Scheuch, Raphael Wyss,  Ingrid Patsch, Shailesh Gongol, Madelein and Pavel Kudlac, who contributed to help us in collecting finance in the beginning.

Furthermore, we would like to thank Peter Scheuch-Foundation and Kontaktladen Kassel for their trust and support in our projects.