I have been engaged in financial education and entrepreneurship education sector for over 9 years. Throughout this period, I have dedicated my time specifically in developing financial education and entrepreneurship curriculum, policy supplements to Higher Secondary Education Board, Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Bankers’ Association, various MFIs’ and 179 Colleges. I am persistently in a job to make my contribution in entrepreneurship education aiding “One Entrepreneurship Semester in One College” campaign of college and universities. It is a trivia that Finscope Survery conducted in 2014 raises the curtain that only 67% of the total population of Nepalese youth had access to Finance. Thus, I have been endeavouring my best to trigger the financial literacy and entrepreneurship education campaigns, helping college and universities in designing and developing courses, improving the teaching systems, tapping the Small and Medium Enterprises with in region.
During the first three months’ education, we give everyone a piggy bank so students can start saving. After a month, we follow up and help them break their piggy banks and whatever amount they have in there, we help them deposit into a formal bank. The next month, we help them prepare a business plan through the nearest banking institution—the goal here is to become self-sufficient in generating income. Microfinancing is expanding here in Nepal, where banks provide loans with no collateral to help alleviate poverty and promote small-business growth. We are trying to build an ecosystem where community groups can obtain these loans but with the proper guidance and mentorship.
I have trained more than 146000 young people about entrepreneurship education, which is dedicated to enhancing the entrepreneurial capabilities of them. This involves giving all youth the knowledge to make wise financial decisions, the opportunity to accumulate savings, opportunity to pitch their business idea and the skills to promote their start up idea too. I am taking a lead in this sector and motivating other college/ universities/venture capital and related stakeholder to take action. Since 2012, youth age from 19-23, they are already in a start-up business path, inspired by this project. I have reached almost 48 districts out of 75 districts.