Saroj Bastola (Founder & CEO) founder and CEO of the community learning center is working with Youth in Bhaktapur in various ways. He ensures all legal compliance, and supervises and support the administrative head in his activities. Send Email
Ingeborg Patsch (CTO) has been working as the 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 and acts as a contact person in Europe for European based partners and clients. send Email
Core Staff Members
Susma Lohala (Chief Counseling Officer) is a certified career counselor. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Bagiswori College. She started as an intern and now working as a lead trainer and a career counselor in CDN. She has vast experience working with youths and enjoys working in a group. Send Email
Rajan Mani Paudyal (Chief Marketing Officer) has had more than 8 years of experience working with national and international NGOs, Social Businesses and in the private sector.
He is responsible for creating marketing strategies, public relations, preparing proposals for clients and overall communication management.
Sagar Ghimire (Project Officer) has completed his Diploma (International Baccalaureate) in Hyderabad. Initially, he started as a volunteer in the post of a content writer for Career Disha Nepal web page.
At the moment he is working with the team and the board to ensure smooth work-flow and project progress. Simultaneously, he will be working closely to re-validate our Psychometric assessment. send Email
Nabina Phaiju (Head of Administration) COO of VHS Bhaktapur Community Learning Center is responsible for the whole operation, procedure and action. She is the main person to get contacted for volunteering, event management , Marketing Management and other inquiries. Send Email
Kabita Sapkota (Administrative Officer) has completed her bachelor level in Humanities from Bhaktapur Multiple Campus and is currently working as Administrative officer . She have been working since July 2019. Her responsibilities are managing office stock, preparing regular reports and organizing company records. Send Email
Freelancers & Long Time Volunteers
We are happy to receive a huge support from many very engaged volunteers and freelancers. Thanks to everyone who is supporting us with his or her dedicated work.
Shrijana KC: (Facilitator – Freelancer) has done the master level in development studies. She has worked as communication officer for several years. Since May 2019 she works as a freelance resource person providing trainings to students and helps with training, website and social media communication.
Prajan Bastola (Intern in the technical department)has completed his +2 level in management from Bagiswori College, Bhaktapur. His main responsibilities to CDN are to design flyers, flex and greeting cards. Beyond that he curently makes an internship in the technical department and helps with the process of Search Engine Optimization.
Soniya Phaiju ( Former Administrator) has completed bachelor in business studies from Triton international college kathmandu. Started as intern and Worked as administrator.she is responsible for organizing day to day operations like book keeping, Accounting, Scheduling meetings and events.
Anisha Rajbhandari (Junior Software Developer) has completed her bachelors in Computer Science. After her traineeship, her main responsibilities were software development and upgrade of the web products of the company in coordination with senior software developer, graphic designing for our main website and social media posts, handling SEO for our website and quality assurance.
Hari Krishna Dahal (Founder , COO & Senior Career Counsellor) has been working on the edge between 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.
Mr. Dahal is currently continuing his professional development in Australia.
Mr. Kasula, former Administration Head and Co-founder worked from 2014-2017 to develop CDN. He was involved in-depth in data collection and job & Education development.
Bettina Gemperli, a Swiss psychologist, who is also the mother of Career Disha Nepal. Her vision and concept to develop CDN has brought us here today. She has helped in developing CDN’s services, Psychometric Assessment and always has recommended the tools and techniques to develop the best career counseling approach for Nepalese youth.
Patrick Menke (Senior Web Developer), Germany, has 14 years of professional experience and joined CDN as a volunteer in early 2016. SInce 2017 he developed part of our website pro-bono, part as a paid
Award winning humanitarian, Radha Paudel, has been a close ally of Career Disha Nepal since its inception. She has been the voice of social justice and has been our advisor since 2014.
Current C.E.O MASTER COACH at INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DE COACHING HUMANISTE IICH has been a constant support to CDN team since 2016.