Home: Dakshinkali, Kathmandu, Bagmati
Education: Bachelor of Arts (English and Journalism), Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Tribhuvan University
I was born in Pharping, Kathmandu. My family runs a small Thangka art industry and is also involved in agriculture for livelihood. Compared to other communities, my community had a very high literacy rate. Although social issues like: smoking, alcohol consumption and superstitions prevailed, the people there were conscious about the importance of education and emphasized more on their children’s learning. My childhood was quite different and difficult from the rest of the kids. I was the caretaker of my home and before I could leave for school or play, I had to get all the household chores done. I feel proud of my academic degree and what I have achieved till date because I am the first from our family who has completed her SLC. When I started working as a private school teacher, I faced several challenges due to my academic qualification from government school. I felt ashamed as I was not good enough to teach English despite having graduated with a major in English. But I overcame that adversity with relentless practice and hard work. During the first Teach For Nepal meeting, I remember the event of living and learning together where I met people from diverse backgrounds sharing different ideas and experiences. An organization working to improve the education system in Nepal with the help of like-minded youths from diverse backgrounds fascinated me to join Teach For Nepal.