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Bhupendra was born in Okhaldhunga, (a rural part of Nepal, close to Everest region) and founded Volunteers Initiative Nepal in 2005, with the hope of empowering marginalized communities of his country.
Bhupendra completed his Master's Degree in Education, and has been a teacher and principal in Nepal for 8 years. Before starting VIN, he worked with a British charity as a programme coordinator and teacher trainer, and also has experience in in community mobilization, children/youth development, and staff development. Bhupendra has travelled extensively as a teacher and volunteer trainer – training over 1000 overseas volunteers and Nepali teachers in TEFL, and delivering over 60 workshops for teachers, School Management Committee members, Parent-Teacher Associations, Community Mobilisers and children's clubs.
"Bhupi is an exceptional leader and visionary. VIN is, by far, a leading NGO in Nepal, this due, in large part, to Bhupi's steadfast dedication. With a sense of humor, and commitment to the betterment of the people of Nepal, Bhupi oversees the organization of volunteers from around the globe. Bhupi's vision and work with the international volunteers has definitively changed the landscape of communities in Nepal, as well that of global volunteering programs. It is with great pleasure, that I recommend Bhupendra." - Susan Greenwald, Mathematics Teacher / Technology Integration Specialist (Classrooms for the Future Coach), Cheltenham High School