Country Director, CHOICE Nepal (In-Country Partner)
Prateek Sharma was born in Chainpur, Sankhuwasabha district, Eastern Nepal. He was raised in a very small town with his family. His father owned and operated a small medical store. Being surrounded by those living in poverty, made him appreciate the difficulties families in his community faced. When he went to Kathmandu at the age of 18 for further studies, he was dedicated to finding ways to help the poor. While in Kathmandu he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Management.
After graduation, Prateek started his own construction business. Over time he became an “A” class contractor, the highest rating for a contractor from the Nepali government. He oversaw the construction of many public buildings, water and irrigation projects, health centers, and roads. But he never forgot the poor and disadvantaged people in the communities he worked in. He wanted to do something for them, to ease their burdens.
Since June 1, 2016, Prateek has been serving as the CHOICE Nepal Director. He is dedicated to the work and is passionate about continuing progress. With this joint venture between CHOICE Nepal and Mentors International he also serves as the program manager of Mentors Nepal. Mr. Sharma aims to eliminate extreme poverty, maintain transparency within the organization, and ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of all projects.