I had joined this college with a vague idea of my goals but now thanks to the support and encouragement I have received from the staff and friends here. I have figured out what I aspire to become. My two years at KAA has been like a game of tennis: a little love, a few faults, but overall a wonderful challenge.
I have been passionate about sports since a young age. I was offered a place at KAA in view of my sporting ability. Together with my teammates, we have won several trophies in football and in basketball matches. KAA has provided me with many opportunities to improve my confidence and skills in sports.
I have lived in a hostel in Pokhara for 10 long years but never have I come across such an amazing and beautiful environment as at KAA. Everyone is so kind and helpful and I feel blessed to be here. I have never been so happy before. I have made some really good friends and KAA feels like home. I am very happy to be part of the KAA family.
I joined Kaasthamandap at the age of 10- curious and nervous, I was ready to be in an environment that allowed me to explore my strengths and grow. Six years later, at the age of 17, I graduated from our A Level Academy as Ms. KAA and a young, independent student that had grown out of her shell.
In Kaasthamandap, I grew academically with great supervision and guidance from my teachers. I also got to enhance my professional skills through organizing and leading Model United Nations in school and college, representing Kaasthamandap in multiple national-level programs and competitions, and going to the USA as a part of NASA’s workshop.
I am currently a student of Social Science at Kathmandu University. I am an educator and have been working as a Program Manager at Canopy Nepal for three years managing their New York based collaboration. I am also a Global Ambassador in Youth Opportunities and represent Nepal on international platforms. And, I am a proud alumnus of Kaasthamandap.
I am Grishma Paudyal, a Kaasthamandap A-level Academy Batch 2019 alumna. Kaasthamandap has been a remarkable experience for me, and it has aided my personal and professional development. KAA presented me with an atmosphere in which I could strive for excellence. Everyone I met via KAA has played an important role in helping me become vocal, competent, and informed, whether it was the professors, faculty, or my beloved friends. A-Level helped me understand education in a different manner than I would have otherwise, and the fantastic support from all of my KAA instructors provided me with many more lessons than what simply the books could. At the college, various events, programs, and activities were arranged, which helped me build my confidence and participate in regular extracurricular activities rather than focusing just on my academics.
With the shift in my character, where I liked getting out into the community, learning more about it, and striving to give others a better opportunity, I came to realize that I wanted to pursue development studies for my further education, so currently I'm a student of Development Studies at National College. I currently organize a variety of activities, events, and initiatives for the benefit of the community and its people, and I hope to become a successful social entrepreneur in the future. Having said that, I also started a small business, 'MaanaiDekhi Nepal’, to promote the usage of affordable handcrafted items and to encourage youths in small-scale businesses.
No matter where I reach in life, I will never forget my roots, and I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Kaasthamandap A levels for their unwavering support.
I joined Kaasthamandap Alevel Academy after my SLC in 2014. It was a remarkable experience for me to have joined KAA. With the continuous support and guidance from the faculty and the Guidance Counsellor, I was able to enhance my academic, social and personal skills I have made many unforgettable memories. I am happy and proud to be an alumnus of KAA.
Currently I am a student of Industrial Engineering at the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, at the Thapathali Campus.