SNEHA has one goal in mind: to Support Nepal's Education and Healthcare Advancements! We warmly welcome all who want to serve the citizens of Nepal because we believe that through smart micro-initiatives and targeted goodwill, a little can go a long way in making a difference in someone's life.
This is the entrance to the SNEHA website, which is scheduled to launch Fall, 2012. We have a lot of great activities planned for the upcoming year, so please like our Facebook page and join our events! Meanwhile, please take a moment to meet our executive team:
Mukesh Subedee grew up in a small village in eastern Nepal. As a child, he fondly participated in a variety of street and stage programs, and his interest in social services grew from there. While studying for his undergraduate degree, he volunteered to teach under-privileged children at a non-profit organization in Kathmandu, Nepal. These activities honed in him a strong desire to work for others, and since that time, he has developed his vision for what the SNEHA Foundation hopes to achieve.
Mukesh earned his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2010 and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2006. He currently works for the U.S. Geological Survey at the Western Fisheries Research Center in Newport, Oregon. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SNEHA.
Growing up in western Nepal, Abhinav Pandey has seen first hand how social problems can plague growth and development. His passion for alleviating these social hurdles in Nepal has its roots in his exposure to both ends of the societal totem pole. Since the inception of SNEHA in late 2010, Abhinav has been intimately involved in shaping its goals and strategies on how to get there. In his spare time, Abhinav enjoys reading and hiking and tries to stay close to nature as much as possible.
Abhinav is currently working toward earning his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2008. He lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. Abhinav serves as the Chair of Public Relations and Media.
Ishwari Poudel spent his childhood in the town of Baglung, a remote village in Nepal. Consequently, as a child he experienced numerous devestating problems due to poverty. Later, when his family migrated to the plains where access to education, healthcare, and sanitation were better, Ishwari discovered that the social problems he encountered as a child were not limited to just the remote villages of Nepal, but were a fundamental problem of the country as a whole. His first hand experiences of schools without teachers, hospitals without enough medicine or doctors, and hungry children dwelling on the streets without any clothes on their backs fueled his desire to act and to help the society in which he was born and raised. With this desire in mind, Ishwari joined the SNEHA foundation to promote his ideas of how to achieve long lasting impacts.
Ishwari earned his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2009 and his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, also from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2011. Ishwari serves as the Vice President of Operations.
Prakash Chapain grew up in Nepal and immigrated to the United States in 2003. When he first arrived in the U.S., Prakash experienced the stark contrast between the lives of the people in America and the lives of the people back in Nepal. Before he began his Master's program, a need to give back to his home country started brewing in him. He knew that he could not start doing big things for the needy right away, but thought that he certainly could contribute whatever small amount he could to create big impacts. As a result, he started SNEHA to provide the underpriviliged in Nepal with love and help that can go a long way and make a huge difference in their lives. As Mother Teresa once said, "Not all of us can do great things, but we all can do small things with great love."
Prakash earned his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2008 and is working toward earning his M.Eng. in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He currenty serves as Chairman.
James Pan was born in Nanjing, China, and spent most of his childhood in Ellicott City, Maryland. Growing up as part of an immigrant family, James was conscious of the profound impacts of social differences on the growth and well-being of a community. As a result, James was compelled to help those less fortunate than himself whenever he could. His travels to Ukraine in 2005 and most recently to China in 2011 gave him a glimpse of how the dynamics between social, political, and economic environments have an effect on the ordinary well-being of citizens. His strong desire to make an impact on the world led him to join the SNEHA foundation, an opportunity in which he sees his dreams being fulfilled.
James earned his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 and his M.Eng. in Bioengineering, also from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2012. James serves as the Chief Operations Officer of SNEHA.
Sabal Adhikari grew up in the Chitwan district of central Nepal and immigrated to the United States in the fall of 2003. As a native to Nepal, Sabal witnessed firsthand many instances where underpriviliged people were left behind because of social hurdles that could have easily been overcome. As a result, his desire to be a part of a social organization that worked to provide a helping hand to the disadvantaged population of Nepal grew, and he eagerly accepted the opportunity to be a part of SNEHA. In his free time, Sabal enjoys playing acoustic guitar, hiking, and hanging out with his nephew and niece.
Sabal earned his B.S. in Biotechnology and Microbiology from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2009 and his M.S. in Biology from Morehead State University in 2011. Currently, Sabal is working in a cancer biology lab at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He serves as our Officer of Internal and External Affairs.
Sunayna Nepal was born in Biratnagar, Nepal and spent her childhood in Kathmandu. Sunayna came to the United States in 2009 and loves to travel, try new foods, and meet new people. In Nepal, Sunayna was involved in social services. Before coming to the U.S., she worked in a youth organization where she co-founded a youth program and worked on individual projects. The idea that surmountable hurdles keep people from reaching their potentials inspired her to join SNEHA to help those in need.
Sunayna currently attends Howard County Community College and will begin her studies in Accounting at the University of Maryland, College Park this fall, 2012. She serves as the Program Researcher for SNEHA.