Meet our PEP team in Kathmandu
PEP Co-Founder, COO
MA, Social Work
Co-founder and heart of PEP, Bijata mother of 2 and elder sister of 2 men and 1 woman, takes her example from her mother. Although personally unable to read well, her mother placed a high value on education for each of her children. With the affirmation and sacrifice of her mother, Bijata pursued education to serve others. Her experience working with World Vision grounds her passion to create a similar but individualistic, student-centric approach to lifting disadvantaged children caught in generational poverty – and especially those where a physical disability has impacted the family. With visionary enthusiasm, leaderships skills combined with compassion, Bijata envisions and empowers those around her to work effectively together to advance the mission and create a better life and future, through education for PEP students.
Program Development Officer
MA, Social Work
Program Executive Administrator at SDSS – Ram moves the vision and mission of serving the needy into the realm of strategic planning, practical implementation, and team coordination. His training and experience with other organizations qualifies him to contribute so that co-workers are able to plan, prioritize and complete their tasks. His administration and reporting skills are excellent. His personal experience as a husband and father makes him an empathic partner for families and individuals anticipating a brighter future. Ram leads the strategies of PEP+ for the holistic development of the families in PEP.
PEP Field Officer, Student Liaison
A personal beneficiary of financial support in his own primary school education, Umesh contributes both skill and pastoral care to his tasks of monthly home and school visits. During these visits practical matters are attended such as paying school fees to each school and monitoring attendance and progress of PEP students. In addition Umesh is able to observe and seek resources to meet specific needs of students, teachers, and families of PEP. Experiencing a bright future for himself, his wife and children with a grateful heart, Umesh is a faithful worker, mentor, and effective communicator.