Tejendra Lama

Tejendra grew up in Siraha District in Eastern Nepal; he has 17 year’s experience in the NGO sector as a social leader and development practitioner, project manager, research coordinator and trainer in areas of education, social inclusion and humanitarian relief programs.

His previous employment includes positions at the National Democratic Institute, the United Nations Mission to Nepal, ActionAid, and NEFIN. Tejendra served as Emergency Relief Coordinator for Association for Dalit Women’s Advancement (ADWAN) in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake. Tejendra founded the Strong Roots Foundation in 2014, a school for 48 children from Kathmandu’s Balkhu slum. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Tribhuvan University and a Master’s degree of Social Science from Gauhati University in India. Tejendra is a published lyricist and writer.