Elisha Kharel, is an administrative assistant at Rastriya Banijya Bank, a government owned bank in Nepal. She has also worked for Project A Pvt. Ltd as marketing executive, working as the marketing consultant for 4G services of Nepal Telecom and handled market research, market survey, event branding and give ideas and feedback on newest data pack and advertisement campaigns and services. She was CMAT instructor at Shatabdi Research Center and catered English Language Facilitation. She’s the Chief Marketing Officer of Tyrocity.com, a start-up educational portal that believes in redefining education and making education accessible to all.
She’s a finance graduate from Shanker Dev Campus, Tribhuwan University and was awarded Dr Manohar Krishna Rima Devi Award 2018 and Dr. Govinda Ram Agrawal Award 2018 for her academic excellence in Bachelor of Business Administration. She’s currently studying MBA at Westcliff University. Her social work involvement is exemplary. She’s currently President of Leo Club of Kathmandu Margadarsan, Area 325 B2 Nepal, Leo Club International. She was also elected as Women Welfare Director, International Service Director, and Club secretary , and Vice President for the club. She’s also Global Peace Ambassador at an INGO Global Peace Chain. She was a scout at Nepal Scouts for four years during her schooling.
She is 24 years of age, currently living at Anamnagar, Kathmandu. More can be found about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisha-kharel-67a415120
“Never Give Up” – Mashashi Kishimoto,
the one liner that always keeps me moving.
- What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Personally I am a philanthropist who loves teaching and travelling and trust me when I say this I am very patriotic. Maybe that’s why I have been involved in educational field entrepreneurship since 2012 and serving as a volunteer at Leo Club international since 2015 to do something in the field of ease of access to educational resources all over Nepal. I plan to incorporate these four core things in my life, i.e travel all across Nepal, to teach and empower youth through education and mentorship.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
I am a scholar and I love to Read. I used to be called a human Wikipedia by my friends haha. So, I would absolutely spend my whole life reading new books, sharing the books and resources, and sharing about the books I read to everyone. Knowledge indeed is power. Now Can you imagine sharing power, that too, for free? Absolutely that would be me doing that.
- What are you surprisingly good at?
I am Jack. Jack of all Trades. I am an average at every little thing. I can sing, dance, wall paint, sketch, cook, play basketball, play paino, et cetera, name something and I can literally do it or learn to do it in no time Taking about good at, I am very good at free writing. And as I love being around people, mass communication, emcee-ing, speeches, program hosting has never feared me. But, surprisingly, once a workshop attendee at a program organized by my Leo Club, held my hands and told me that my voice is very influential and I had good story telling skills, that made me work more on my delivery skills that could aid on my teaching passion as well
- Can you share some of your life remembering moments?
Successfully organizing Prism international Youth Camp-I at Dolakha under Visit Nepal 2018, and Prism international Youth Camp-II at Mustang for Visit Nepal 2020 with 100 leos of Nepal and 2 international leo delegates from Srilanka.
Pushing and motivating one of the interns at the bank where I work to show her handicrafts skills, cushion making skills, and selling her handmade goods worth 6000 throughout Sunwal, Nawalparasi and Kathmandu
- How long have you been working in your field?
I have been associated with TyroCity.com, under Tyro Soft Pvt Ltd since its inception in 2012. Tyrocity is a digital education website that aims at making educational resources accessible to everyone at Nepal. I have been associated with Leo Club international since 2015 and organized various program dedicated to education like stationery distribution, library establishment, youth empowerment, workshops related to quality of education, and so on
- How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
I have been a student of good grades since I was a kid. Me being good at grades did nothing to support me on my professional career and slowly I understood that education in Nepal lacks the bridge between the course syllabus and real life scenario. Our education system is more about spoon feeding and students are rarely encouraged for extra curricula which makes them grades hungry and selfishly competitive. The syllabus design is worst. when I joined my +2 at 2011, I used to read the second handed books of my aunt that was published in 1998. Imagine a decade was gone and nothing was changed. This has degraded the quality of human resources and I know this has to be changed. All these situation motivated me to bring about a change, and luckily I met a friend who shared the vision and who established Tyrocity with the same motive. And so I joined in the journey for Tyrocity
- Did you accidently join this career or you choose from childhood?
Like everyone else the only word that stuck on my head when someone asked me what I wanted to be in the future was “Doctor”, but I slowly grew out of it. I was already frustrated with grade hungry teachers at my school and I never liked my relatives praise about my marks. In my +2 I realized how much education can make an impact on a child’s life. Through my travels around Nepal, India, Sydney, I compared the educational resources accessibility and teaching style which made me engrave into this idea of educational reforms more
- What are your goals for next 10 years?
Ignore the plural on goals, The sole goal of my life is to see Nepal as 100% literate Nation.
- What was the biggest hurdle you faced when working for your career and how you overcame it?
As I am Jack of all Trades, I am involved in most of my hobbies professionally. I do mediocre wall paints for my friends and family, I am a choreographer for some kids at my locality. And I am involved as President for Leo Club of Kathmandu Margadarsan, I am involved in many other NGOs as well, I am currently doing my MBA at King’s college and also full time Banker at Rastriya Banijya Bank. And I have my own startup, My core passion Tyrocity.com. Yes I am involved in so many things; Time management has become the biggest challenge for me. Well, for now I have tried to incorporate workshops and events of Tyrocity and Leo Club into one and run programs for educational resources accessibility, students workshops collaboratively.
- Your biggest failure?
I have had some tough times, I have lost so many of my friends, closest ones, I failed saving them. I have had heartbreaks and I failed saving my relationship. I have failed in convincing my parents about my passion towards education that has made me stuck on a 9 to 5 Job which I don’t prefer as much. I have done many mistakes, some childish, some disturbing, but these mistakes have made me the person I am today.
- Whom do you give all the credit for your success?
To every single one in my life who doubted me, everyone who did not believe in me, and everyone who has told me that “YOU CAN’T”. I have thrived to prove these people wrong and I am still pushing myself. so to those doubters who made me challenge them and later challenge myself for not believing in them made me one of the hard workers
- What things build you? what are the qualities that all should have to be successful in their career?
My parents’ support is what has made everything possible. Also my team at Tyrocity, our cohesion and motivation has pushed me towards achieving milestones. To all my friends especially From my BBA at shanker dev Campus ( we call ourselves Mafias), these people have believed in me and have inspired me to work on and on. For being successful, read the one liner at the top. Acceptance of failures and persistence is the key.
- What is the biggest dream you have?
Like I gave mentioned earlier, the 100% literacy rate for Nepal is what I dream about. And I want to see schools at all local levels in Nepal and kids from every family getting access to education
- What’s your biggest accomplishment which you can tell us till now?
I have had trainees, interns, friends and acquaintances who tell me I decided to stay in Nepal because of you, or I decided to pursue my bachelors in Nepal because of you. Nothing ignites me as much as this.
- What you suggest to youths who want to join in similar career as you?
To youths who want to be the face to change the quality of education in Nepal, or do social service in educational field, or teach, this journey is not so easy, but this journey is enlightening. as youi are sharing your knowledge you are sharing the power to become rational, so that’s a huge responsibility. Nepal is counting on you, Never Give Up !!