Bivuti Basnet – President

Bivuti, President of ‘We’ for Change, is someone who loves thinking up innovative and dynamic ideas. If you are the same, you will probably find yourself chatting for hours with her! Bivuti brings wide-ranged expertise to ‘We’ for Change with her 5+ years of service. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Development Finance, Bivuti strives to help youths to engage in critical contemporary issues affecting different sectors, manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, and achieve greater impact in their communities. Bivuti now applies her diverse leadership experiences to help identify emerging trends, engage in critical policy issues, exchange proven practices, and advance youth-led missions through advocacy.

Area of Interest:

Youth Leadership & Capacity Building | Youth Entrepreneurship & Economic Development | Green Economy & Financing

Favorite quote:

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela


Shrijana Gautam – Vice President

Shrijana Gautam, 20, is an undergraduate student in management field. She has been engaged in the organization since 2020. She is an integral part of team and has been instrumental in driving the organization’s success. She is responsible for overseeing the organization’s operations, including strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel management. She is a team player and is always willing to go the extra mile. She works closely with the executive team to ensure that the organization’s goals are met.

Areas of interest:
Youth Empowerment | Environment Protection | Education
Favorite quote:
“Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life. Live each day with positivity, fun, and enthusiasm, and you’ll find that happiness is always within reach.”

Yunisha Katuwal – Program Officer

Yunisha, 23, is a BSW undergraduate student at Kadambari Memorial College. She is passionate about art and spirituality and practices compassionate and inclusive leadership. As community outreach officer, she is responsible for collaborating and coordinating with communities and institutions as well as documentation.

Areas of Interest:

Youth and Women Leadership and Empowerment | Social Entrepreneurship | Environment

Favorite quote:

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.


Samita Thapaliya – Finance Officer

Samita Thapaliya, 21, is an undergraduate student in management field. She is very creative and a critical thinker. She is a very hard-working person and fast learner. Working as a finance officer, she manages organizational accounts department and operations. She is highly motivated to learn and explore the field of management.

Areas of Interest:

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development | Good Health & Wellbeing | Quality Education

Favorite quote:

“Opportunity and Sunrise have the same similarity. Delayers lose them.”


Divesh Shrestha – Executive Member

Divesh Shrestha, 20, is a public health undergraduate. He is a creative and a responsible person who sees things with great attention to detail. As the Youth Activation Manager at ‘We’ for Change, Divesh’s main responsibilities include mobilizing members/volunteers and planning and organizing programs that have a positive impact. He is friendly, enjoys connecting with people and loves cooking.

Areas of Interest:

Good Health & Wellbeing | Quality Education | LGBTQ+ Rights

Favorite quote:

“There’s only one you. Understand who you are, your uniqueness.”