VCD Team

LOCAL TEAM

Bikram Paudel (Bicky), Founder/Director

Bikram is the founder of VCD Nepal. He started working with international volunteers since 2000 and has worked with  over 3000 volunteers before he started VCD in 2007. Bikram has over 16 years of experience working with international and local volunteers. He is really passionate about his work. He loves travelling and has visited more than two dozen countries on various volunteer and cultural exchange programs. He lives together with his wife and baby boy.

Bikram is the first point of contact for volunteers interested in working with VCD. He can contacted 24/7 by any potential volunteers or organisations; his number is +977 9851017902, or via email info@vcdnepal.org


Santosh Pokhrel, (Journalism internship head)

He is a one of the founding team members of VCD Nepal. He is responsible for arranging suitable placement for international journalism and photography interns. Santosh also works as an editor for a National fortnightly newspaper, the Tourism Times. He has visited Singapore, Indonesia and Romania on volunteer exchanges and capacity building programmes. Santosh joined VCD in January 2008 .

 


Bishal Paudel, (Program coordinator & adventure planner)

Bishal joined VCD Nepal in March 2013.  Since than he has been working to place international volunteers in appropriate placements around Nepal and also plans the adventure section of the volunteer’s trip.

He lived in England for 18 month whilst studying Business. Upon his return from England, he started working with VCD Nepal. His hobbies include exploring and trekking.


Prakash Silwal, (Volunteer coordinator)  

 

He has been working with VCD Nepal since August 2012. His duties are to provide volunteers with airport pick up and drop off and to take volunteers sight-seeing around Kathmandu.

He is pretty handy when volunteers need him.




Pratikshya,
( Community Library Co-ordinator)

She joined VCD Nepal in October  2014 as a library coordinator. In this role, she helps Bikram to manage the community library in Chitwan. Pratikshya is very good at motivating the  kids that visit the library as part of their after school project.

Pratikshaya has visited Indonesia and Romania on volunteer exchange programmes.

 


Pooja Adhikari, ( Volunteer co-ordinator)

She started her career with VCD in May 2015 . Pooja takes volunteers sightseeing around Kathmandu and also helps them to plan their trip around major touristy sites of Nepal. Pooja also helps transport volunteers to and from the rural locations of their placement.

 


Shyam Silwal, (Village co-ordinator)

He started working as a village coordinator with VCD Nepal in 2007. He takes care of VCD volunteers while they are in his village by taking them sight-seeing and showing them around the village. His family have hosted more than 100 volunteers from 21 different countries in the last 10 years. He lives happily with his wife and four daughters in the village of Godawari, Nepal.

 


Prabin Nepal, (Accountant)
He started working as an accountant with VCD in 2016 July.

His responsibilities is to take care of finance at VCD headquarter.

 

 


 

INTERNATIONAL TEAM


DANISH COORDINATOR

Gitte Hoehl, Denmark
Email:
gittehoehl@hotmail.com
Gitte has visited Nepal a total of nine times with her first visit in 2008. She has spent more than one year in Nepal, working at the orphanage in Chitwan, at monasteries in addition to volunteering at most of VCD Nepal’s projects. At home in Denmark, she is a retired teacher of 39 years and has a passion for travel, experiencing new cultures and helping where she can.


AMERICAN COORDINATOR

Connie Lau, New York, USA
Email: conniesju@gmail.com
Connie has been to Nepal four times. She loves Nepal. She volunteered at the VCD office and also taught at the Children resource center in Pokhara.

 

 


Teresa Yung, Maryland, USA
Email: tnyung@gmail.com
Teresa worked with VCD Nepal in 2008. She taught English at the local school in Chitwan for 2 months.

 

 


UK COORDINATOR

Nathanya Laurent, Leeds, UK
Email: nlaurent@clara.co.uk
Nathanya taught English in Nepal for 5 weeks in 2011 in her first visit. She volunteered again with VCD in 2015 for about 3 weeks. 

 


CANADIAN COORDINATOR

Vibha Dhawan, Calgary, Canada
Email: curious.lounge@gmail.com
Vibha volunteered with VCD in 2011. She taught at the school in Pokhara for 2 weeks.

 

 


FINNISH COORDINATOR

Miriam Pylkko, Finland
Email: miia-e@windowslive.com
Miriam has spent a total of 8 months in Nepal.
Her projects have included helping at a monastery, teaching at a school and she
has helped with the establishment of the VCD head office in Kathmandu, and aided in coordinating volunteers. She has also traveled extensively throughout Nepal.

 


GERMAN COORDINATOR

Rebecca Wollborn, Hamburg, Germany
E-mail: rebeccawollborn@web.de
Rebecca volunteered twice with VCD Nepal. In her first visit she volunteered at the monastery but in her second visit she did medical intern at one of our hospital placement.


DUTCH COORDINATOR

Trix Van Hest, The Netherlands
Email: trixvanhest@gmail.com
Trix lives in Amsterdam. She volunteered with VCD in 2009 for a month.


SPANISH COORDINATOR

Martha de Ramon, Barcelona, Spain
Email: martaderamon@hotmail.com
Marta fue una voluntaria de Cataluña, estudiante de sociologia que pasó 3 meses en Nepal. Estuvo alrededor de un mes como voluntaria en un orfanato de Pokhara, ayudando a los niños y niñas con sus quehaceres, jugando y realizando varias actividades de ocio. Otro mes estuvo trabajando en el monasterio del valle de Kathmandu enseñando ingles a los monjes budistas. Para Marta estar en el monasterio y compartir el dia a dia y las oraciones con los monjes fue una experiencia inolvidable.

 


SOUTH AMERICAN COORDINATOR

Maria Del Rosario Vasquez, Columbia
E-mail:
Maria spent about 5 months in Nepal in 2014/2015 . She joined VCD for tourism and hospitality program. She also helped VCD to develop it’s new projects. She is very kind and friendly.

 

 


MIDDLE EAST COORDINATOR

Shahad Alamoudi, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: shahadalamoudi@hotmail.com
Shahad is a medical student. She did few weeks of medical intenship along with her two friend at one of our medical palcement in Kathmandu.


JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA COORDINATOR

Alicia Warren, Japan/South Korea
Email: lishajoy@gmail.com
Alicia volunteered in an orphanage home in Chitwan for one month in 2008.