BSC Contact

Hailey Kirkley, President of the GPE chapter at BSC




The Claude Pepper Center Office 227
Florida State University
636 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Nepal Contacts

  • Hari Bhandary: Founder of Clinic Nepal, lives in Kathmandu
    • E-mail:
    • Grew up in Meghauli, quit medical school to pursue dream of Clinic Nepal, facilitated donations from and established Clinic Nepal as an NGO in UK, Spain, Gibraltar, Germany, US. Travels during the summer to meet with sponsors.
    • Hari’s story Youtube video
  • Srijana Bhandary: Hari’s wife, lives in Kathmandu
    • E-mail:
    • She takes care of a lot of logistical details (if you want to organize transportation, meetings with other contacts in Nepal, recreational activities, etc. she will help you). If you have any specific food needs/allergies, let her know. She always makes sure we have boiled water and meals.
    • Once you know what supplies you need to purchase for the project, she will take you to the bazaar and bargain down the wholesale prices.
  • Singh Kuwar: Director of Friendship Clinic in Meghauli
    • E-mail:
    • You will meet with him often in Meghauli to discuss project plans. He was sponsored to go to medical school by Clinic Nepal.
  • Bagbati Bhandary and Vishnu: Directors of Asha Ko kiran Children’s Hostel
    • Bagbati only speaks a little English, but is queen of Montessori style education
  • Suman Paudel: Hari’s nephew, lives between Meghauli, Daldale, and Kathmandu
    • E-mail:
    • Facebook: Suman Poudel’s Facebook Page
    • If you want to know specific needs of the kindergartens, clinic, scouts, and hostel, Suman will help you gather that information.

International Contacts

  • Ruben Pitsch, returning volunteer from Germany
    • Has medical degree, has volunteered in Nepal several times and conducted medical internship in Bharatpur, Chitwan
    • Facebook: Ruben Pitsch’s facebook page
  • Jordi Aymerich, returning friend from Spain

Local Contacts

  • Saurav Bhandary   
    • E-mail: 
    • Went to Atlanta International School in Georgia and studied Economics at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. 
    • Co-Founded GPE chapter at Birmingham-Southern College, and served as the chapter president from 2013-2016.
    • Helped start Nepal Development Project officially in 2013.
    • Nepal Project Director 2013 and 14.
    • Global Peace Exchange Advisor 2016-Present.
  • Wesley Chambers
    • GPE-Birmingham-Southern College Chapter Vice President 2013-16.
    • Co-Founded GPE chapter at Birmingham-Southern College.
    • Nepal Project Co-Director 2014, and GPE Advisor 2016-Present.
    • E-mail:
  • Nepalese Student Association at FSU
    • Facebook: NSA FACEBOOK PAGE
    • Conducted mixer with NSA students prior to departure, hopefully doing a post-trip mixer and also a Nepalese campus event in the Globe in October 2013.
  • Charles A. Smith III: Director of Operations at Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend
    • Phone: 850.656.8100 ext. 308
    • E-mail:
    • Website:
    • Can organize activities, games, penpal letter writing, craft, art, education events for volunteers to participate in, practice for working with kids in Nepal on similar activities
  • John Mayo: Dean of the College of Communication and the current director of William A. Kerr’s Intercultural Education and Dialogue Initiative:
    • E-mail:
  • Dr. King-Beach
    • Worked in Nepal through Peace Corps, speaks fluent Nepalese, used to work at Learning Systems Institute at FSU, hosted Hari and Srijana during their Spring 2013 visit.

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