Community Members provide direction and financial contribution to KG.
ADVISORY TEAM GLOBAL
MENTOR CIRCLE MEMBERS
Previous board members
Volunteers - Prashant Karki, Jeevan Shrestha, Deepshikha Rana, Situ Shretha, Dinita Adhikari, Shrayashree, Kiran, Shreya, Sanjina, Nischal, Neejan, Bikesh, Sukhad, Atul, Atulya, Gaurav, Paridhi, Palija, Ankita, Vaskar, Anel, Ayushma, Santosh, Sumnima, and Yunisha, Rajesh, Ramon, Nisha
The Fouding team:
Arati Paudel, Vice President, holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and culture. She has always been interested in social work.
Prerana Bhatta, General Secretary holds a Bachelor's degree in sociology and economics. Her interest is in encouraging housewives to play active roles outside their homes.
Anupama Pokhrel, Treasurer, is the Lead Researcher at Kehi Garoun. She holds a Master's degree in sociology. Her primary interest is in social inclusion.
Renuka Adhikari, founding member, holds a bachelor's degree in English and economics. Her interest is in capacity building of charity organizations.
Suraj Pokhrel, a student of Bachelor in Business Studies at that time, provided coordination support.
‘Innovation in Sustainability’ - TheeGo applies latest technologies and innovations towards sustainable prosperity.
"Every day we hear and learn about the most pressing problem of today’s world like climate
change, environment degradation, uncontrolled population growth and their endless impacts
on humanity. These problems and often referred as side products of industrialization,
transportation, technological encroachment and rightly so. All of these are here to address the
short term needs of people but completely eclipses their long term impact and ignores the
need of sustainability. We know it is very daunting task to sacrifice the short term need and comfort for long term sustainability. Investing in innovation requires patience, focus and expertise. To achieve our goals we have ventured into generation and distribution of sustainable energy using renewable sources and techniques, introduction of clean and green electric vehicles for rental services, charging stations for electric vehicles. Thee- Go has three companies FGE, G&G and SRIBIT goal of innovation for sustainability."
Mustang Trails conducts customized tours in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Ladakh. Since 2004, it has organizing tea house treks, peak climbing expeditions, cultural tours and tours for people with special needs.
"We really appreciate the ’Be the change" approach of 'Design for change" framework where students identify their problems and look for solutions themselves. This is exactly what we feel is needed to build a self-sufficient and dignified society. We are proud to partner with KG to build a dignified community," says Bidhya Hirachan, MD.
Professional Educational Consultancy (PEC) believes in direct interactions with the society. It has done a lot of contribution to the society in a number of ways, as Corporate Social Responsibility, where there is no give and take, but genuine activities, that will benefit the society.
"We are proud to partner with Kehi Garoun as a platform that allows us to reach wider community that is already involved in the welfare of the society," says Raju Singh, MD.
PEC's employees believe in being active in the society. Each employee has their own interests as to how they want to make a difference in the society. PEC team is enthusiastic about being able to serve the society using KG's platform.
Australian Consolidated Milk (ACM) is Australia’s fastest growing dairy company . They collect milk from their valued suppliers and deliver dairy ingredients directly to end-user customers in the domestic and export markets.
In November 2015 , They sent donation of 3000 Australian Dollar which is NRS.225,462.39 to Kehi Garoun Nepal which was utilized for Sweater Campaign 2015/2016
Theo Wels , a resident of Strasbourg, Schijndel, France is a philanthropist who believes in caring and loving human being. When Nepal was devastated by earthquake and people were in need of help, he donated $500 to help especially children in need, Kehi Garoun has been using his donation to provide educational material such as school uniform, school shoes, bag, stationery and mid-day meal to students of various government affected by earthquake.
PP Prasai Foundation was established in February 18, 2011 as a tribute to Late Prajapati Prasai, popularly known as PP. The Foundation was established with the main intention of keeping alive aspirations of PP particularly in developing and promoting the education and tourism sector of Nepal.
The PP Prasai Foundation was established with the objective to develop, promote and contribute to the national development by creating opportunities; recognizing potentials; inspiring and supporting individuals and institutions committed to change for the better and for identifying, developing, preserving and promoting destinations and heritages in these two particular sectors.
In 3rd Sept 2015, Kehi Garoun and PP Prasai foundation agreed to collaborate to fulfill mutual agreed goals by signing MOU where PP Prasai donated Rs.105000 to help and support children in need with their educational materials.
Saira D Budhrani also known as Reshy is Philippines based Dance instructor and choreographer.
She with the help of her friends promoted a campaign called "#raise4nepal" and raised total amount of Rs.89,276 for Nepalese children.She donated the entire fund to Kehi Garoun Nepal to help childern of earthquake victims
Out of Rs.89,276 Kehi Garoun used Rs.35000 for providing stationery materials to 100 students of different government school and Rs.54000 was used to provide mid-day lunch to 30 students.
This is the list of schools we regularly work with. Details of the schools are in this blog.
Vianet is a pioneer int he filed of Fiber Options Internet Technology and is known for its reliable and affordable broadband internet service. Vianet has been providing ISP services to KG since October 2013.
"Vianet feels that KG has been supporting a noble cause and other members of the society should also join hands with KG to bring about changes they want to see in the world. "
Vianet is the 1st FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) service provider in Nepal, providing end-to-end (from source to home) fiber connectivity via GEPON network, unrivaled by any other ISP in Nepal. Established in 1999 it has been providing superior internet service to business and individuals of Kathmandu Valley ever since. Vianet also provides Web Designing, Web Hosting and Software development services to its clients. To learn more, go here.
QFX Cinemas is a leading entertainment corporation in Nepal. It has been a member of KG since 2011, and have often encouraged youth activism and volunteering through its passes.
" "We believe in change. As a business our focus in to improve entertainment-experience of our customers. On the side, we wish to support organizations like KG which looks to help change ideas of youth into social action." - Nakim Uddin, Director"
Jaya Travels has been a member of KG ever since 2011. They had also provided office space to KG in April, May and June of 2011. Jaya Travels is a leading ticketing agency, located at Durbar Marg. Learn more at www.jayatour.com
""KG has been a quietly rewarding engagement for Jaya. I believe that KG is an ethical charity organization and I am impressed by frequent and relevant updates they share with their community". - Mr Shrawan Kumar Rana, MD "
K-Lab.is new a quality-driven diagnostics lab in Kathmandu. A social venture that has committed 1% of its sales to KG.
KG is represented at the Board level such that K-Lab and KG can collaborate to enable individuals to take responsibility of their own health. One example of this was the "Kehi Garoun Afnai Health Ko Lagi" campaign.
"We believe in social change and have been impressed by KG's innovations and sincerity. We have looked for ways to learn and grow together with KG, in encouraging members of our society to take care of their health better."
In a presentation conducted by Miru Vaidya, 43 professionals of Asian Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. sponsored more than Rs. 46,000 to sponsor children who are in dire need of educational supplies. We would like to thank the following Gift Angels for supporting more than 65 children who need stationery to continue their education.
The Angels are :Sachin Dev Singh, Ustav Gurung, Sandeep Paudel, Chardeep Joshi, Sadhana Karki, Ganesh Pokhrel, Rajendra Regmi, Dinesh Gautam, Dipak Kumar Jha, Murari Adhikari, Subodh Gautam, Shrawan Shrestha, Bishnu Acharya, Monika Shrestha, Manoj Neupane, Faguni Mahato, Anup Paudel, Ashish Khadka, Raju Singh, Kapil Bhandari, Rajnish Kumar Pandey, Dipesh Pradhan, Dipak Mishra, Dila Ram Kharel, Shakuntala Dhakal, Govind Bd. G.C., Rajesh Gupta, Sampurna K.C., Dharavindra Man Rajak, Sanjeev Sharma Bastakoti, Sajita Joshi Puja, Nabin Khadka, Kamal Kumar Majhi, Sujit Thakur, Sanjeeb Kumar Jha, Chiranjivi Sharma, Kanta Lal Chaudhary, Tirtha Ram Chaudhary, Purna S. Syangtan, Sujan K. Shrestha, Sahid Ali, Kiran Pradhan, and Megraj Giri.
Karan Pratap Shah, a student from Symbiosis India, worked as a full time interns at Kehi Garoun for one month. He worked on issues related to the marketing and communications of Kehi Garoun. He focused on getting the team to revise the marketing strategy, make plans to promote Kehi Garoun in local media, print brochures and banners etc. His contribution would surely help Kehi Garoun's marketing in future. We wish him all the best for his future!
Sujan Kumar Shrestha is a Deputy Sales Manager in Marketing Department in Asain Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (Solar Division). He lives in Samakhusi, Kathmandu.
He came to know Kehi Garoun through Miru Vaidya, who serves in our compliance team. He facilitated and encouraged Miru Vaidya to give a presentation to the pharma's professionals. After an engaging discussion with the professionals, Miru collected more than Rs. 46,000 to sponsor students with stationery needs. This amount supported more than 65 students.
He also visited Adarsha school to distribute stationery to some children, and participated in the 'impact discussion' with teachers. Touched by the stories he heard, he pledged to support teachers to hold a 'Happy Tummy Campaign' against intestinal worms. He admits that he is very happy to be a part of Kehi Garoun whilch offers him way to contribute to social uplifting while using his professional skills and network.
Dipika Rai is a staff member of KG. She looks after kitchen and also looks after the office premises. She is kind and very helpful. She has a good learning attitude and is swift in her works. She works like a Ninja. She wants to learn English and in her spare time she learns English.
Shrayashree Rayamajhi is a full time volunteer. She is student of Humanities and is interested in social work.
She has worked in KG as a full time volunteer.
Om Handicraft & Patan Fair Trade Center are located at Mangalbazar, Patan.
KG Team members met Rachana Vaidya in February 2013. Om Handicraft & Patan Fair Trade Center provide a certain % of their sales to social causes through KG. They also place a Khuttruke at the store to promote KG stories.
""With our interactions with KG, we have come to see it as a good charity. Customers of our store appreciate that a portion of their payment goes to help the children in need. We have joined KG because community members should try to solve their own problems.""
"KG provides a platform to share knowledge and experiences, to create social ventures towards inclusive society. With KG, I am carrying out a simulation-model for a public hospital." Bibhu Shah is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently working for the Nepal Investment Board.
"KG people were diverse and cool. KG also made me question my strengths and made me realize that self-change is rewarding. Above all, I had fun...I will always miss KG" - Anthropology Student"
Sumnima carried out arts projects with children under the 'fun learning' theme in 2011.
"Motivation I get from the happy faces" - Prerna Bhatta.
Prerna Bhatta is one of the co-founders of Kehi Garoun. In 2006, her sister-in-law asked her if she was interested in social work. She instantly said yes and the journey of KG began for her. In the process of registering KG, Prerna along with her friends, went to District Administration Office, Kathmandu and consulted many other organizations to learn about the functioning of an organization. After the completion of registration process, they started fund raising. With the raised fund, they started mid-day meal program for children of Pragati Siksha Sadan, Lalitpur.
""During the initial days of mid-day meal program, I used to go to the school and seeing happy faces of the young children, I got enormous satisfaction. That satisfaction always keeps me motivated.I found many ways to contribute to the wider community. I feel everyone – housewives, professionals, retired professionals, students can find ways to be the change with KG.""
Kripa Khanal is a full time volunteer from Vibor Bank. She helps in various works of organization. She helps the team with the works like making profiles, scanning, etc.
Neejan Shrestha is one of the founding staff members of KG. He is a manager at Oriental Holidays, a part time faculty member at Ace Institute of Management and Ullens International School.
""I love the idea of 'be the change' and that is why I started supporting KG in 2005. While I have moved on to different jobs, my support for KG is steady because KG is honest and hardworking towards their mission.""
In our blog, you can read updates of activities conducted by our enabling team.