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Diwas Timsina Founder

On creating Children of Shangri-Lost: "After meeting many new people in course of living in the United States, I have come across many people who are curious to know more about me and where I come from. When I share the heartbreaking story of how my family and many other thousands of families became refugees, surviving in the refugee camps in Nepal for more than 17 years before coming to the United States, people lose their breath and sympathize with me. This led me to I realize that the community around me is interested to know more about our experiences, so I called for a small team to work on a documentary to share our story. Since we are new in this country, there are some misperceptions about us in our new communities, who had no experience assimilating with diverse groups of people before. We understood that cultural discrepancies were keeping our new community and the Bhutanese community apart. We felt that it is our responsibility as students to bridge this gap between two communities by helping both to understand one another, so that we can all live as one community without being isolated from one another. I also want people to understand that people come to America to achieve their goals and to fulfill their dreams, but we came to America to be a part of it. We came here to live permanently in the pursuit of our new home, and we embrace our new home with pride."  

 

Advisers

 

Bibhuti Aryal: Founder/President of Rukmini Foundation 

Amanda Laichak: Director of Education at Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 

Alicia Quebral: Director of Operations for ARYSE Pittsburgh, Co-Founder of PRYSE Academy

Minnar Xie: Studied Art, Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, Adviser and former President of CMU FORGE

 

Active Volunteers 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bhim Dahal: Studied Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

Narad Niroula: Studies at Community College of Allegheny County

Dipesh Timsina: Studies at Pennsylvania State University

Hera Nepal: Studies at Baldwin High School

Yam Bista: Studies at Pennsylvania State University

Prava Nepal: Studies at Firestone High School

Roshna Dhakal: Senior at Baldwin High School

Kushal Rai: Studies at Community College of Allegheny County

Raju Gurung: Senior at North Gate High School

Bijay Nepal: Studies at Pennsylvania State University

Puspa Nepal: Studies at Pennsylvania State University

Priyanka Neupane: Junior at Baldwin High School

Bandhana Phuyel: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Dash Phuyel: Senior at Baldwin High School

Roshan Chamlagai: Studies Pharmacist at the University of Pittsburgh

Sashi Timsina: Studies at Community College of Allegheny County

Kewal Timsina: Studies at Community College of Allegheny County

Arun Tiwari: Studies at Community College of Allegheny County

Anil Subedi: Junior at Brashear High School 

Kumar Chhetri: Senior at Baldwin High School

Rabina Phuyel: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Binod Pokhrel: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Ayusma Bhattarai: Junior at Baldwin High School

Roshna Bhattarai: Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Narbada Budathoki: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Yogesh Siwakoti: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Krishna Phuyel: Junior at Baldwin High School

Sunita Bista: Senior at Baldwin High School

Ritika Chamlagai: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Anita Bastola: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Dipseka Timsina: Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Srijana Pathak: Studies at Stark State College

Deepa Phuyel: Studies at Community College of Allegheny County

Alisha Pokwal: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Mary John: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Nabina Dhaurali: Junior at Baldwin High School

Htway Phansa: Junior at Baldwin High School 

Ajet Subba: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Khem Dhaurali: Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Yuba Neupane:Freshman at Baldwin High School

Bhuwan Dahal:Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Bibeka Regmi: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Khim Sempai:Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Pasiphique Oswald:Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Shyam Nepal:Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Ram Timsina: Freshman at Baldwin High School

Babis Rai:Studies at J E Harrison Middle School

Gyanendra Dahal: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Tek Dhaurali: Sophomore at Baldwin High School

Atlanta, Georgia Rhea Sharma: Studies at Berea College Tulshi Dahal: Senior at Tucker High School

Shabika Subedi: Studies at University of West Georgia

Abishkar Chhetri: Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)

Yuba Nepal: Studies at Georgia Perimeter College

Parshu Ram Neupaney: Studies at Georgia Perimeter College

Durga Gurung: Studies at Allure Beauty School

 Columbus, Ohio

Priya Sharma: Studies at Columbus State Community College

Homa Khanal: Senior at Mifflin High School

Srijana Sharma: Studies at Columbus State Community College

Pritika Sharma: Freshman at Westerville High School

Rojika Sharma: Sophomore at Mifflin High School

Jharna Rimal: Studies at Woodward Park Middle School

Niruta Bhattarai: Studies at Columbus Global Academy 

Saraswati Poudel: Sophomore at Mifflin High School

Yami Khatiwada: Junior at Northland High School

Mamta Karki: Senior at Mifflin High School

Anju Bhattarai: Freshman at Mifflin High School

Komala Sharma: Studies at Medina Middle School

Sita Bhattarai: Freshman at Columbus Alternative High School

Kopila Sharma: Studies at Woodward Park Middle School

Tara Odari: Studies at Woodward Park Middle School

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