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meet the team!

We have a multidisciplinary team from across Nepal working on a collective goal of improving the mental health situation in Nepal through affordability, accessibility, and awareness.

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Aishworya Shrestha

Aishworya is a social worker with over seven years of experience in multiple dimensions of social work including mental health, human technology, inclusivity and social justice. She has led several multinational projects and has presented at over a dozen international conferences and talks. She is also an international trainer and advocate of inclusive data.

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Janaral Novelraj Koirala

Janaral Novelraj Koirala, from Kohalpur, Banke, specializes in Management and computer science. He is the CEO of The Origin Teams, a digital and tourism support company. He oversees operations and strategic initiatives for the organization's success and growth. He volunteers supporting social programs and campaigns in local community, to make a positive impact and contribute to its betterment.

Hemant Khadka

Hemant Khadka is still in his teens and is the youngest member of Antardhoni. He has participated in a few MUNs and debates. He loves movies, photography, cars, space, football, music, and animals. He also loves entertaining people. He is starting off his efforts toward social good through Antardhoni.

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Kumar bogati

Kumar Bogati holds a Masters in Business Studies (MBS) in Finance from Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Kumar is associated and working in different organizations as a finance and goods administrator. Kumar serves as a motivator for school and college students and has keen interest in working towards social work especially mental health issues

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jamuna sharma

Jamuna Sharma is a counselor with master's degrees in Sociology and Political Science, Counseling Psychology, Rural Sociology Development, and a Bachelor's in Law (LL.B). She has been active in social activism since 2007 and has been actively working in the field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support since 2012. 

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Narayan Panthi

Narayan obtained his statistics degree from the Central Department of Statistics Tribhuvan University. He is a founding member and secretary of Antardhoni Nepal. He is also the co-founder and Research Department head of Concern Nepal Private Limited which is a research based consulting company. He has five years of experience in data analysis, he worked as a data analyst in Pivot Risk Private Limited for two and a half years which is a risk management company.  

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Ravi Khadka

Ravi Khadka, a resident of Bardibas municipality, is a founding member of Antardhoni Nepal. He has obtained master degree from Central Department of Psychology at Tribhuvan University. He has a long working experience in education and mental health sector with children and adolescent, women, vulnerable and marginalized groups. He has worked with different NGOs in Nepal.

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Rinu Maharjan

Rinu Maharjan has an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Social Work. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Psychology. She has work experience working as an intern in KOSHISH Nepal and also as a Youth Advisory Board Member at Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal). Currently, she is an intern in the Department of Psychology at PKMC.

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Saroj Simkhada

Saroj Simkhada is a Mental Health Worker in Psychiatric Hospital based in Florida, USA. He holds a Master's in Psychology from TU, Nepal, and has been active in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support since 2015. His forte is designing and implementing community-based interventions addressing mental health issues. He succeeded 4 emergency projects across 7 districts of Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of the Earthquake. He aims to demonstrate a community-based rehabilitation program for persons with mental health conditions for sustainable lives.

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Dr. soumya pahari

Dr. Soumya Pahari is one of the founding members of Antardhoni Nepal. In addition, Dr. Pahari is also currently serving as a house officer in the neurosurgical unit at Nepal Army’s Shree Birendra Hospital in Kathmandu. He completed his MBBS degree from the Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences in 2022, where he was an academic scholarship recipient.

Dr. Pahari's interest is in neurosciences and global health. He has participated in numerous international conferences and has several publications in peer-reviewed journals. His dedication to community service is evident through his volunteering efforts with various health camps and awareness campaigns.

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Sujita khanal

Sujita Khanal holds a degree in rural development and social science from Tribhuvan University. Since 2012, she has been actively conducting information and awareness programs on mental health.
 

Her expertise is in psychosocial counseling and Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine. She has served as a senior counselor at Kopila Nepal, participating in earthquake relief distribution and primary care during the 2072 earthquake. Through her work, she is dedicated to offering information and teaching to positively impact the lives of others.

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