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.
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 "
""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.""
Sushil Kumar Poudel is a vet-doctor working in Malaysia. His helpfulness spills over every time he sees an opportunity to help children. He started helping by providing stationery to over 25 students in 2013.
"" Even though I am away from Nepal, I want to help Nepal. I have been following KG for a year now, and have met the staff in person. I trust that KG uses my contribution to maximum impact. That is why whenever I can, I will work overtime in the weekend to earn extra income to donate to the children on KG site." "
"I started volunteering in KG because I like the idea of responsibility. I realized that it is a message of hope that should be shared with other individuals so that we can collectively bring about changes in the society."
Karishma Keshari Tuladhar, Ullen's Cirlce
""Change starts within you; you don't need to go far to help the needy; look around your own community, your neighborhood, your city, your surroundings. KG has enabled and facilitated many individuals and young students from private schools to turn their ideas into complimentary actions...with 7 years on the go, I'm proud to be part of the change that KG instigates and inspires!" "
Sarah Subba is a KG Team member who has involved every member of her family in spreading smiles. This included her baby daughter, whose birthday celebration includes gifts to other children in need.
"I was excited to hear that KG managed to leverage our gift by 4 times...so instead of helping 8 students, more that 30 students were helped,' she said. At the end, her contribution went to provide stationary to 37 students in Bal Bikash School, Kuleshwor School, Nepal Rastriya School, Panchakanya School andRani Devi School.
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!
Ankit Acharya, is a S.L.C Graduate. He worked as full time volunteer at Kehi Garoun from 19th April to 16th June 2013 . He is very much helpful and works with all his heart. His contribution in stationery distribution, data base and other activities is highly commendable.
He has worked in KG as a full time volunteer for 3 months.
Shtrii Shakti (S2) is an organization including experts from various areas to form a women- led national development organization. It directly translates into empowerment of women. Their holistic and action research centered development approach has resulted in programme that are both effective and appropriate to its stakeholders. Since its inception S2 has established itself as one of the lead women and youth development institutions in Nepal.
Shtrii Shakti helped 28 students of Bal Bikash School with notebooks and other stationery supplies.
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.
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.