18, Tech Educator, Pokhara
Mr. Bikram Parajuli is a high school graduate who is working on a number of projects revolving
around STEAM education and digital literacy. He has founded “The Nepalions” in 2017 as a
community of teens to create a platform for youths to come forth to contribute to society.
He has organized a 3-month-long program on Arduino, IoT, and robotics in different schools in
Pokhara. Also, he is involved as a mentor at Karkhana and volunteering to introduce STEAM-
based education to foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking and cooperation
through the process of hands-on learning. Currently he is delivering free Creative Computing
Course for local youth as a part of the maker mentor program. He has taken a number of
classes in both community and private schools on robotics and electronics.
His latest ongoing project is to build and deploy a cheap and solar-powered local server that
can provide access to Wikipedia, Medical Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, WikiHow, Disaster
Management etc .
He is also working to build Nepali modules according to the curriculum of Nepal which will
provide a solution for e-library with enough contents to help students study and communities
solve basic problems under Rs. 8000. The device can be deployed anywhere and requires no
internet to function and is low powered enough to be powered with a solar-charged power
bank. It can be accessed by up to 20+ devices at once through wifi or LAN cable or it itself can
be used to browse stored content by adding a mouse and display to the materials.
Furthermore, he is also running Critical Thinkers’ Club which organizes a peer-to-peer
discussion on various topics every month.