Tejendra grew up in Siraha District in Eastern Nepal. He has 17 years of experience in the NGO sector as a social leader and development practitioner, project manager, research coordinator and trainer in education, social inclusion, and humanitarian relief programs.
His previous employment includes positions at the National Democratic Institute, the United Nations Mission to Nepal, ActionAid, and NEFIN. Tejendra served as Emergency Relief Coordinator for the Association for Dalit Women’s Advancement (ADWAN) in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake. In 2014 he founded the Strong Roots Foundation, a school for 48 children from Kathmandu’s Balkhu slum. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Tribhuvan University and a Master’s degree in Social Science from Gauhati University in India. In addition to his professional interests, Tejendra is a published lyricist and writer.