Our main aim is to improve the quality of education and to provide basic health to the unreached children of Nepal whilst using a sustainable holistic development approach where there are meaningful partnerships with all stakeholders.
GAN is dynamic organization which has been working exclusively in Nepal for two decades to help develop the education system and implement social change. We work to enhance the rising generation’s life chances in Nepal by widening its access to and participation in empowering, community sustaining, gender-equalising basic education and vocational skills development. We are registered at Kathmandu District Administration Office with affiliation with the Social Welfare Council in Nepal, and with the Charity Commission in the UK.
BK Shrestha is founder and director of Global Action Nepal. BK holds a Masters in Education Administration and Management and a BA in Law. He started his career with the US Peace Corps Nepal. BK also established Students Partnership Worldwide UK in Nepal and served as a country director.
Dr Keshav Kumar Shrestha is GAN vice president. He holds a PhD. in Anthropology and a Masters in Education and Administration. He has worked at Tribhuwan University in various capacities including advisor to the Vice Chancellor, Executive Director, Curriculum Development Centre, Research Committee Member of Humanity and Social Science, Member of Academic Council, Chairman of Subject Committee of Sociology, HSEB, Multimedia program development, Board Member of Quality Assurance and accreditation for Higher Education in Nepal.
Neera Shakya is a GAN board member and holds a Masters in Administration & Supervision. A former joint secretary at the ministry of education, she also worked as a Regional Director in Nepal’s central region. She started her career as a District Education Officer, Secondary School Supervisor and Training Officer for the Ministry of Education, Nepal.
Sumitra Rai is GAN treasurer and holds a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences. She is working on gaining a Masters in Public Administration. Previously she worked for the British Council Nepal where she was Master Trainer for EDGE project.
Nimdiki Sherpa is GAN’s general secretary. She holds a Masters in business studies and has specific expertise in early year education particularly in Montessori. She started working as a manager in Medical Clinic and affiliated to Daleki School. At present, she is the founder and managing director for beads for life and founder Principal of the Modern Educare Montessori school.
Mr. Subarna Kumar Karmacharya is GAN Executive Board Member. He holds Master's degree in Public Administration (Development Admn.), Master's in Education (Curriculum Evaluation) and B. L from Tribhuwan University. He has completed Diploma in Social Leadership from SERSOLIN, Xavier University, Philippines.
He is formal Director of National Human Rights Commission-Nepal. He worked at various capacities including Departmental chief of Admin./ Finance, Policy Planning, HR Advocacy and promotion, and Coordination Dept. He also worked as Regional director of Eastern Regional office, Biratnagar and Central Regional office, Janakpur.
He started his career as Secondary School Teacher for 10 years. Then he joined Rastriya Banijya Bank and acquired experience in HRM, International Trade Finance, Training and Development activities, Branch operation management and also worked as Branch manager in different branch offices and retired from the position of Deputy Chief Officer. At present, he is Founder and Chairman of Jagriti Academy Secondary School, Kathmandu Metropolitan city- 32, Koteshwor.
Access to education is not the same as simply "going to school" - minimum levels of infrastructure and a child-friendly environment are fundamental requirements if children are to experience a complete education. Gender sensitivity, an interactive pedagogy and opportunities for children to enhance the development of their social and emotional life skills are also critical. These factors are prerequisites for quality education, and to narrow the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" and create an equitable society.
GAN believes that children are not only the future of the country, but that they are also active citizens in the present, and the way in which real and lasting change must come about.