MEET OUR TEAM
Born in Betali, Nepal, Raj understands the challenge of not having access to many of the advantages that we in North America take for granted: quality education, electricity, health facilities, running water, etc. With love from his family and financial support from three foreigners, Raj was able to complete his schooling in Darjeeling, India. These three individuals are his hero's and instilled in him the value of social work. . Raj feels that all human beings on this planet are created equal. And ALL have a right to live a beautiful life and be happy. Co-founding the Mountains of Relief project is a dream come true for him and is his way of giving back.
Sherrill spent 30 years working for Parks Canada in Jasper National Park where she received a national CEO's Award of Excellence in her role as Aboriginal Liaison. She was the founder and Artistic Director of the Jasper Heritage Folk Festival (1985-2000) and has worked extensively with indigenous peoples, volunteers and the non-profit sector. Sherrill is happiest when serving others so helping to guide Mountains of Relief efforts suit her perfectly!
Arun was born in Kavre, Nepal. He was raised by his mother after his father left the family when Arun was a young child. His family's challenges during his early years motivated him to become involved in the social sector. Arun has worked as a social mobilizer in Surya- Udoya Sewa-Samuha and at Heart Nepal, a Nepalese NGO. Arun, is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate and is working as Mountains of Relief's Field Manager.
Suresh was born in Kushadevi, Nepal. A business studies graduate of Tribhuvan University, Suresh is a small business owner as well as secretary of the Namuna Multi-Purpose Cooperative. This cooperative works with various levels of government to identify and implement programs to improve village life and local economic conditions. Suresh manages Mountains of Relief's finances in Nepal and liaises with municipal leaders, local communities and contractors.
Chanika, was raised in the rural village of Kavre, Nepal. She trained as a tailor to help support her family before joining Sindu Surgical, where she worked in accounts. Chanika studied nursing in Fulchoki Nursing College until she was called home to care for ailing family members. Improving the lives of women and girls through education and social change is important to Chanika. She is a dedicated to helping Mountains of Relief to understand the diverse and complex issues that face females in Nepal.
AJ is a Graphic Designer from New Zealand and currently resides in Jasper, Alberta. She redesigned our website and keeps it updated.
We would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the following people for all the love and support that they have given the Mountains of Relief project
Ripu bahadur ghimire
Bhim Kumari Ghimire
kevin & Christy VANDENBORRE
Baikuntha Prasad Acharya
Cara Lynn Zazenchuk