Let’s say Professional Version
Kshitij Raj Lohani is a founder/CEO of Krinjal (Krinjal.org); a not-for-profit organization functioning in the field of peer-to-peer scholarship platforms, mental health advocacy, and career advancement through mentorship, connection, and teaching. Professionally, he is a software engineer at Apple working in the iPhone team. His previous experience includes Goldman Sachs and Paypal.
Mr.lohani has been awarded the ‘National Youth Award’ by the Government of Nepal for his project ‘Krinjal Space’ through which he took Nepal’s flag to Edge of the Space (80,000 ft. above earth’s surface). He is conferred as ‘Distinguished Speaker’ by the UN’s youth assembly. He was recently felicitated with the ‘Special Achievement award’ by Non-resident Nepali, for his social work to uplift the Nepali community, inside and outside the country.
Mr.Lohani received a prestigious Trustee scholarship; a full-ride scholarship from Northeastern University, Boston MA to complete his Bachelor of Engineering in computer science (HONS).
However, as everyone’s life, Mr.Lohani’s life has also seen its fair share of ups and downs. He was thrown out of primary school for not being able to pay the monthly school fee. He had to borrow money from the teacher and relative to book a flight to the US and for shopping while traveling to the US for the first time. During his college days, Mr.Lohani went through depression and tried to commit suicide.
Mr. Lohani started his organization with the main purpose of “I am not going to let anyone else go through the pain that I went through. Pain stops at me”.
Through his organization Krinjal, he has provided full scholarships to 300+ Nepali students, taught programming virtually to 3000+ students worldwide, connected 100+ mental health help seekers with professional mental health counselors, started programming classes in 10+ rural villages of Nepal, and provided 0% loan to 32 Nepali students to help them pay for their rent during Covid pandemic.
And this one is Personal Version
In my view, someone who somehow keeps walking. I don’t know how but he does it.