Members contribute to Kehi Garoun's institutional expenses.
They may serve in the advisory group or the board.
Advisory (global) Members
advisory (local) 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.
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 devastative 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.
As a KG Nepal volunteer, I have had the privilege of being involved in 3 programs so far. I must say the overall experience was very fulfilling. It has helped to reaffirm my commitment to the values of the social work profession. After joining KG, I feel more dedicated and inspired towards working for the betterment of the society. Thank you KGNepal for the opportunities, guidance and support.
This is the list of schools we regularly work with. Details of the schools are in this blog.
What we do is so mundane sometimes, packing, stapling, making paper bags, counting inventory, writing down a numbers and whether it's female or family, flattening out boxes and sometimes just packing the kits in a sack, we get a lot of time to think...well when it's quiet anyways.
So many people have taken our kits and our main concern it that it's reaching places it needs to go to and we really have to try and make sure that there is no duplication in efforts or people aren't being lazy and dumping their relief items. So I started thinking about some group who took our kits on the first week after the earthquake and wondered what motivated them to start and what were their reasons to stop. Maybe they were already going there with other reliefs, maybe they felt compelled as human beings to go out there and help, maybe they just wanted to contribute what they could because it was obligatory or maybe they wanted to play hero. But whatever their reason was, they were helping.
Being unemployed when this happened gave me this opportunity to do what I can in a way I can. If this was a workforce, our office is very much a back office where we never get to meet our clients, so we rely very much on volunteers and teams who are going out there distributing to give us the correct information. We don't have stories to share; of bravery, of sorrow, and everything else the victims and volunteers are experiencing right now. We are just a group of friends who realized we don't have any disaster relief knowledge, so with the help of few meetings and a quick email to my friend who studied public health in disasters decided to procure and pack, hoping maybe we will prevent the spread of some disease.
So yeah, part of our reason was probably also to be a hero, maybe not the ones who are directly involved with the displaced survivors but maybe a subtle hero.
It will be three weeks tomorrow since that day, the day we will never ever forget in our lives but my true heroes are those that's helping me subtly, the guys who take me to and fro every morning and evening, guys who make us tea when we really want it (and milky coffee of course), Be Raj, because it was bit too hard without him for few days, Ayasha who does everything there, always helpful and never complains, all the volunteers who don't complain about our tasks and dedicate fully, the guy and the girl who makes the volunteers do their tasks sometimes by shouting at them ;), those who procure everything so all we need to do is demand, and those who make us chuckle and laugh throughout the day so we forget for a while what a terrible time we are all going through.. thank you all for creating such a positive energy in the volunteer-space and subtly providing all of us with such a good support system. And lastly, everyone who has supported us financially, we would have had no money to continue after last week without your support. So even though none of us will be featured in any magazines or papers, you are all my post-disaster heroes..
KG has helped me to learn, think and feel the necessities of the society. I learned to work in group, speak in front of mass and most important thing that I understood was the small change from individuals can make change in the society. Volunteering in KG, I saw the poor students who were unable to study because they don’t have copies to write. While we were distributing them copies there was a big smile on their face which made me proud that my decision to join KG was correct.
As we live in society we have to contribute something that we can. I have been involved in KG around 1year. Volunteering in KG for different campaigns like happy tummy, sweater campaign and stationary campaign makes me feel good because I had helped the needy students and can see a smile on the faces of those kids. I am very glad to be a part of KG.
There is no any better way to utilize your free time by engaging in social work. I started working with Kehi Garoun since 2013. It was a great experience for me, visiting schools and interacting with the students was a totally a new experience. I started off with sweater’s campaign where we provided sweaters to the needy students. After our face painting and fund raising campaign we were able generate enough funds to distribute sweaters to more than 20 government school students. It was a really proud moment we got a lot of appreciation from the local people, government schools and the youths itself. With the success and completion of sweater’s campaign it gave me even more enthusiasm to work on its next project i.e. the stationery campaign. My time here in KG has been a massive learning opportunity. I suggest people to come here and try it for yourself and feel the change in you.
It’s been a year now that I got involved in KG. KG has provided me with ample of opportunities to explore the realities of the lives of children of a poor family and how they live with it. No sweaters to wear in the cold, no copies to write in, no proper meal any day and a lot more were the problems they had. But KG not only let me know about the existing problems, but taught me solutions how to tackle with them and the core one was ‘Be the Change’. It was actually change in us individuals/ volunteers that we were so determined to rush every morning just to distribute copies to the children (Stationery Campaign 2014) and perform campaigns to collect fund for them to distribute sweaters (Sweaters’ Campaign 2014). This change that KG has brought upon me makes me feel so proud of myself because I never knew that my little efforts could bring so true and huge smiles in the faces of those needy ones. I wish to work with KG in future too.
I am a BBA student at Kathmandu University School of Management. I like to volunteer especially for social cause, and KG provided me with a great platform to be part of several of its campaign. With every campaign since 2012, I have learnt lots of things, from simple hand washing technique to sophisticated art of heeding. But above all I learnt the value of small things like books, clothes, and copies; those things which I have been taking for granted were prized items for the students. I learnt to be responsible for the things I have, and more importantly towards the society where I feel obliged to help with my volunteering work.
I’m Ayush Manandhar. I’m from Kathmandu and I’m currently doing my Bachelors in Business Administration.
I have always found it difficult to understand why there are so many problems in the world and why so little is being done to solve them. Frustrated at the lack of progress of our own country I, like many of my fellow young people,Often indulged in criticizing the “Government” and “Politicians” for what they’re doing and what they ought to do. Never once did I ever ask myself what I could do.But since joining KG’s “Stationery Campaign” program if feel like I’m contributing. Not very much maybe, but I’m still contributing. And the KG team has made me realize that every contribution counts, no matter how small. Now I have come to realize that true and sustained change can only be achieved in the society if every problem is thoroughly addressed and solved- one at a time. The “Stationery Campaign” program addresses a problem that has been so easily overlooked and I’m proud to be a part of it.
I have been involved in KG for around 1 year. Working in KG helped me to increase my confidence level. It is a great platform for the youngsters who want to return something to the society. I volunteered in KG for two campaigns (Happy Tummy and Stationery Campaign). Working there I came to know how government school students are unable to concentrate on their study because they don’t have copy to write. I am very thankful to KG which is doing a great job, motivating young people like us to engage in the social cause.
I joined KG just to complete the mandatory hours of social work asked by my college. Social work was just an obligation. After joining and participating in activities by KG, that obligation is no more an obligation, which is now social responsibility. I get to know the other half of our Primary education system, the suffering side of Nepalese Education. I feel good to be part of KG supporting the needy children who are struggling for their primary level of education.
I am Puja Shrestha. I am currently pursuing my BBA in Kathmandu University School of Management. Few months back if somebody had told me that the students of Kathmandu valley are not capable of affording even a simple exercise book or Rs.200 worth school sweater I wouldn’t have believed it. After I saw children writing their notes in a piece of torn paper and literally shivering in classes without sweaters during winter, I felt the change taking on me. I would like to thank Kehi Garoun for giving me this ample opportunity to explore and see things in a different approach. KG not only provided me a platform to volunteer for a social campaign but also helped me to grow and handle tricky situations. With the guidance of members of KG, I learned that to know what’s going on inside a student’s mind I need to be their friend at first and extend my friendship to them. When a student feels comfortable to open up themselves to me, it is the greatest feeling in the world. It was a wonderful experience to work with the members of KG who are all so enthusiastic and passionate at what they do and I feel proud to be a part of KG family.
"My family lives in the US. My husband and I looked to work with several organizations in Nepal and were disappointed at how interests tapered off. This has not been the case with KG, where I have been involved since 2012. We visited KG's office and its activities in 2013 - it was great for me to see my daughter's energy and aspirations during those visits. KG has much to offer much to Nepali society in specific and to humankind in general. Now I am in KG for life, as it reminds me of Stephen Covery's reminder - 'Every human has four endowment - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change'."
Mahima Pant, a native of Kathmandu has lived in Virginia since 1997. She was a supervisor for a research company for 12 years before deciding to become a stay-home mum for her daughters.
Sailesh J. Pandey is an IT professional in Toronto, Canada.
"Having volunteered for 2 months during its starting days in 2005, I stumbled onto KG site in Dec 2013 and was immediately attracted by how sincerely KG had worked towards its mission over the last 8 years by creating small & incremental changes. To me KG is youthful social movement, and has much promise. I want to be a part of this movement and help anyway I can."
Uttam Sharma is an economic researcher in Australia. He is interested in fair selection process of beneficiaries.
"I have been involved with KG from its founding days and helped design the selection process for the stationery campaign in 2010. I feel confident in endorsing KG for its innovation and integrity. If you are looking for a sincere social organization, look no further! "
"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. "
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" "I am Kranti Thapa, I live at Kirtipur and have recently completed my Bachelors. In volunteered in Happy Tummy and acted in the role of student suffering from worms.
Through these KG activities I have learnt many new things, learnt to speak in front of mass, made a bunch of good friends from areas. But the most important thing that kept me going, without wearying out, is smile on the faces of those kids. Through Happy Tummy I saw different sides of Kathmandu and people living here.
What makes me attached to KG is, it is and always will be there to help us out, whenever any productive idea pops up. The WHY NOT attitude of KG inspires me the most." "
" "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 "