Tej N. Shrestha

Born in Salleri, Solukhumubu, completed his schooling in Salleri and pursued higher studies in Kathmandu. After obtaining a degree in Business Management from Tribhuwan University, he gained experience working with various national and international organizations and companies such as banks, United Mission To Nepal (UMN), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in different capacities such as a Nepali Language Trainer, Finance Officer and Officer.
While working for the ICRC in 2004, Tej Shrestha had a vision to establish Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN), aiming to provide international volunteers with incredible experiences while ensuring maximum benefits for Nepal. He left the job at the ICRC and established the VSN. Since its establishment, the VSN has successfully placed over thousands of international volunteers from more than 40 different countries. Now, we’re in 2023 It is still continuously growing.
Motivated by the success of VSN, Tej Shrestha decided to start an academic institution and founded Career Building Int’l Academy (CBIA) in 2008. CBIA currently has more than 1000 students and is known for providing exceptional quality education with outstanding results in national level examinations. In the same year, with the support of Mr. Marcel Vanwersch and Ms. Ankie Lenders from the Netherlands, Tej Shrestha initiated Everest Foundation Nepal. This organization aims to provide education, food, and shelter for 16 orphaned children, as well as sponsorship for underprivileged girls in remote areas of Nepal. Most of the children from the orphanage have now grown up and completed their bachelor’s degrees.
Tej Shrestha also established the Center for Children with Intellectual Disabilities (CCID) to provide special education and daycare facilities for differently abled children. Currently, 25 children receive daily support and food at the center. Recognizing the high illiteracy rates among women in Nepal, Tej Shrestha established a Women’s Center where more than 30 women regularly attend non-formal education programs. This center has been operating for the past 10 years.
With the aim of promoting sustainable, ethical, and responsible tourism, he has also established Real Journey Nepal Pvt. Ltd., a registered tourism company in Nepal.
Tej Shrestha takes great pride in creating job opportunities for more than 100 youths across his different institutions and in educating thousands of children and women in Nepal.