The OneLoveOneWorld team built the organization together in Nepal and has been successfully implementing projects for disadvantaged children, young people, women and men since 2009. We see ourselves as a learning organization that is constantly evolving. A committed, professional and competent team is at the heart of our work.

Please contact us via our general e-email address: 

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Ritu Shrestha has been working as managing director and social pedagogue at OneLoveOneWorld Nepal in Kathmandu since 2011.

Ritu is a social worker (BA) and has a Master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology.


Shree Krishna Nepali

Shree Krishna Nepali has been working as a social pedagogue in the residential group for children in need since 2015. Krishna is a teacher, has gained teaching experience and noticed that he enjoys dealing with children and young people the most. We are very happy to have Krishna in our team.


Anil Lama has been working as a social worker at OneLoveOneWorld since December 2019. He studied business studies and has experience working with children and adolescents in the rural areas of Nepal. In his position as a social worker at OLOW, he supports the scholarship program and takes on administrative tasks. We are very grateful to have Anil on our team.

Founders of OneLoveOneWorld in Germany

Leonie and Stephanie registered the organization in Siegen in 2009 and worked with the team in Nepal from 2010-2014. Both completed a master’s degree in development studies at Kathmandu University during this period. The close connection which developed over the years to the team and the clients makes this good cooperation possible.


Leonie York

Leonie York

Child and adolescent psychotherapist (i.A.), Trauma consultant

Development Studies (MA)

Social Work (BA), Cultural education (additional studies)


Stephanie Theis

CAS Projektmanagement,

Peace & conflict studies

Development Studies (MA)

Social Work (BA)