Jalan Maharjan

Jalan Maharjan

Kathmandu, Nepal

Passionate about youth led innovations, adaptive technologies and educator training.


My name is Jalan Maharjan! I worked as the Development Consultant for various National and International non-government organizations. During my tenure, I successfully planned and carried out short-term and long-term projects especially for marginalized communities which boosted me to lead any project in my Fellowship and beyond. I am a Teach For Nepal 2013 cohort staff alumni, currently working as the Senior Leadership Development Manager and the President for Teach For Nepal Alumni Association leading a network of more than 200 outstanding Alumni leaders. I did a Masters in Rural Development.

I believe education is the only key to transform children's dreams into reality. 

I love to travel and interact with new people, learn a new culture, do blogging, photography, swimming, and listening to music.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I am passionate to get connected with the Hundred Community because I believe teamwork and collaboration can bring boundless opportunities in education. I can bring the classroom experiences, projects and initiations that I led during my fellowship journey and also the collaborative initiations that I conducted with my fellows to bring academic and non-academic changes in students to make their dreams into reality. I can bring the energy and drive to make this a resourceful platform for the global community. With this platform, it would help me in broadening my learning horizon and at the same time deepening up the interconnection between global network. It will also enable to discuss and solve the local educational issues to international level. We could also get access to opportunities to enhance and build our professional skills. We can create a strong bonding among the global members to make this world a better place for children to live.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is the main key to success in life. Education makes an individual capable of making choices and decisions in their life. Education is important for all individuals to be civilized. Education plays a vital role in shaping the students’ minds to be creative, be responsible for the society, and broadens the learning horizon. Education will also help students to live a healthy life. It provides an opportunity for students to enhance their leadership skills, widen their knowledge, and support them to choose their career paths and be the capable citizens of the nation. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is essential for any sector to think beyond, generate ideas, and develop it to make a transformative change. Innovation is vital in education change. With the innovations in education, we could cater to and outreach the needs of every individual to get a quality education. Innovation in education can bring change in all aspects of the education system.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

Technology-Enabled Classroom Management for Teachers, Kshitiz Learning Fair & UBSAR. All of these innovations aim to develop the educational, technological, and professional skills for students & teachers to instigate learning opportunities. It involves building skills on virtual teaching platforms for teachers, exhibiting students' projects & creating STEAM-based student-led community projects.