Meet our Team: Abhinav, has a Bachelors Degree in Social work and is currently pursuing Masters degree in Rural Development. He is a social worker, an aspiring writer and a dreamer. Before joining ISAP, Abhinav worked in Gorkha district as a field officer at Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) where he worked with different communities affected by the 2015 earthquake. While working in Gorkha, he learned that the bigger problem in the VDCs was the lack of young man power created by the decades long migration trend in Nepal. His search for means to keep youth in the country brought him to ISAP. He believes creating job opportunities and encouraging entrepreneurship are the best ways to keep the youth in the country and is hopeful that this initiative will also contribute in bringing the manpower back home.He has over five years of work experience in total in different sectors and in different capacities. His journey as a social worker began in 2011 as a volunteer in Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN) which is one of the leading NGOs in Nepal working for the welfare of street children and against Child Sexual Abuse. After gaining some knowledge in CWIN, Abhinav, moved to Voice of Children (VOC) as an intern where he gained firsthand experience in working with street children and victims of child sexual abuse. After spending nearly 16 months in VOC, Abhinav joined A School for Community (ASC- Pharping, Kathmandu) as a partial fulfillment of his Bachelors Degree program where he helped the farmers in production and marketing of organic crops. Abhinav, often boasts about his involvement in the construction of the Bottle house which has become a landmark in the area.ASC also provided him the firsthand experience in community development. The experience was further polished in Lamjung district where he worked as an International Citizenship Service Volunteer through Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO-Nepal). Excluding the organizations mentioned above, Abhinav has worked in five other organizations in the past which includes private firms, government and non-government organizations and youth groups.