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We encourage our young entrepreneurs to take this opportunity!The application deadline is on or before 5 pm, 10th Februa...
01/16/2021
Loden-Bhutan Foundation Covid-19 Response Grants

We encourage our young entrepreneurs to take this opportunity!

The application deadline is on or before 5 pm, 10th February 2021.

For detailed information, click on the following link bit.ly/3qqKOMS or contact Mr. Lhakpa, Programme Officer of the Loden Foundation at 17609035.

Loden Official Website

རང་ཟླ་ ༡༢ པའི་ལོ་གསར་ལུ་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།We would like to wish everyone a Happy Chuniyipa Losar!Tashi Delek!
01/14/2021

རང་ཟླ་ ༡༢ པའི་ལོ་གསར་ལུ་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Chuniyipa Losar!

Tashi Delek!

It's almost time! We hope you'll join us tonight at 6 PM ET for a talk with Bhutan Foundation Executive Director, Tshewa...
01/07/2021

It's almost time! We hope you'll join us tonight at 6 PM ET for a talk with Bhutan Foundation Executive Director, Tshewang Wangchuk, and TEC Member, Matt DeSantis, all about Bhutan!

You can find more information on how to join here: bit.ly/3ojXBA8

Join us for another new episode of #ECChapterConnect, this time with our Bhutan Chapter! We'll introduce you to TEC Member, Matt DeSantis and Fellow, Tshewang Wangchuk of the Bhutan Chapter, in conversation with Member and V.P. of Chapters, Tim Radke.

To watch the stream, simply visit our homepage at explorers.org, our YouTube channel, or live on our page - tonight at 6PM EST.

For further details, click here: bit.ly/3ojXBA8

We look forward to seeing you online soon!

Our Executive Director, Tshewang Wangchuk, will be joining Matt DeSantis of the Explorers Club tomorrow, January 7th at ...
01/06/2021

Our Executive Director, Tshewang Wangchuk, will be joining Matt DeSantis of the Explorers Club tomorrow, January 7th at 6PM, for a talk all about Bhutan! Join us to hear about Bhutan and its unique paths to preserving biodiversity and culture!

Join us for another new episode of #ECChapterConnect, this time with our Bhutan Chapter! We'll introduce you to TEC Member, Matt DeSantis and Fellow, Tshewang Wangchuk of the Bhutan Chapter, in conversation with Member and V.P. of Chapters, Tim Radke.

To watch the stream, simply visit our homepage at explorers.org, our YouTube channel, or live on our page - tomorrow, January 7 at 6PM EST.

For further details, click here: bit.ly/3ojXBA8

A hearty congratulations to RSPN Bhutan/BhWP and Khengrig Namsum Cooperative-KNC on being selected as the latest recipie...
01/04/2021

A hearty congratulations to RSPN Bhutan/BhWP and Khengrig Namsum Cooperative-KNC on being selected as the latest recipients of the Bhutan Foundation's Small Grants. Please get in touch with our project focal officials for more information. We look forward to working with you!

ཉི་ལོག་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།We wish everyone a Happy Nyilo. We hope all are keeping safe at home.Tashi Delek!
01/02/2021

ཉི་ལོག་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

We wish everyone a Happy Nyilo. We hope all are keeping safe at home.

Tashi Delek!

Happy New Year! We hope each and every one of you is safe and doing well this New Year's Day. #HappyNewYear2021
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! We hope each and every one of you is safe and doing well this New Year's Day. #HappyNewYear2021

12/24/2020

It's been a long year of closures, school shut downs, and social distancing, but your continued support has made a huge difference to the lives of people in Bhutan!

We hope you take a moment to enjoy this video detailing the work you've made happen this year. You can also read all about these stories and more in Remote Not Removed: Bhutan Foundation Annual Report 2020.

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

Read more:https://bhutanfound.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/AR-2020-WEB-Optimized.pdf

མི་དབང་རྒྱལ་ཡུམ་མཆོག་གི་འཁྲུངས་སྐར་དུས་སྟོན་ལུ་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།The Bhutan Foundation would like to offer our sincere p...
12/23/2020

མི་དབང་རྒྱལ་ཡུམ་མཆོག་གི་འཁྲུངས་སྐར་དུས་སྟོན་ལུ་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

The Bhutan Foundation would like to offer our sincere prayers on Her Majesty's Birth Anniversary.

Her Majesty Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck is the Co-chair of the Bhutan Foundation and President of The Bhutan Youth Development Fund. We remain inspired by Her Majesty's leadership and compassion for the welfare of the youth of Bhutan.

We are excited to join the nation in celebrating the 113th National Day. May peace and happiness continue to prevail und...
12/17/2020

We are excited to join the nation in celebrating the 113th National Day. May peace and happiness continue to prevail under the enlightened leadership of the Wangchuck dynasty.

Happy 113th National Day!

འབྲུག་གི་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དུས་ཆེན་གྱི་ཉིནམ་ལུ་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

We are hiring a short-term Gender Expert for our Thimphu Office. The last date of submission of the application is Decem...
12/16/2020

We are hiring a short-term Gender Expert for our Thimphu Office. The last date of submission of the application is December 25, 2020.

For detailed terms of reference, please visit https://bit.ly/3qYJ1jj.

Great news! You have a chance to have your donation matched at 200% this week if you give as a monthly donor to the Bhut...
12/15/2020

Great news! You have a chance to have your donation matched at 200% this week if you give as a monthly donor to the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) via #GlobalGiving.

BCMD's programs, to help inspire active citizens and encourage public discourse, are an important component of maintaining a healthy democracy. Join us today in sharing this fundraiser and be sure to sign up as a monthly donor to make 200% impact this week only!

Click here for more information: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-bhutans-citizens-to-engage-in-democracy/

We would like to offer our congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck for being awa...
12/11/2020

We would like to offer our congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck for being awarded the individual laureate for the 2020 UN Population Award in recognition of Her Majesty's outstanding contribution in raising awareness and devising solutions to population and reproductive health issues.

Tashi Delek la!

https://www.facebook.com/gyalyumcharitabletrust/posts/708247480109692

10 December 2020:

PRESS RELEASE

Her Majesty The Queen Mother Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck was awarded the individual laureate for the 2020 UN Population Award during a virtual award ceremony held on 10th December 2020. The award was presented to recognise Her Majesty The Gyalyum’s outstanding contribution in raising awareness and devising solutions to population and reproductive health issues.
The UN Population Award was established by the United Nations in 1981 and was first presented in 1983. The Award is presented annually for the most outstanding contribution in the area of population and reproductive health. The Committee for the United Nations Population Award selects the laureates of the Award.
The virtual award ceremony for the 2020 UN Population Award commenced at 9pm BST (10 am EST) and was attended by Ms. Maria Luiza Ribiero Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet from the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General; H.E. Ambassador Ion Jinga, Chairperson of the Committee for the UN Population Award, and Permanent Representative of Romania; Dr. Natalia Kanem, Secretary of the Committee for the UN Population Award, and Executive Director of UNFPA; Mr. Kiran Karnik, Chairperson, Help Age India, Laureate in Institutional Category; H.E. Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India and H.E Ambassador Doma Tshering, Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the UN.
The virtual award ceremony in Bhutan was witnessed from the Grand Kuenray Hall of the Tashichhodzong. The special viewing ceremony was attended by members of the Royal Family, representative of the Zhung Dratshang, the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, heads of international partner agencies, senior government officials and special invitees who have contributed to Her Majesty The Gyalyum’s tireless efforts and work over the last 21 years.
A special documentary on Her Majesty The Gyalyum’s journey as the UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for 21 years was screened in the Grand Kuenray prior to the virtual award ceremony. The virtual award ceremony was opened by H.E Ambassador Jinga in his capacity as the Chair of the Award Committee. It was followed by a video on the UN Population Award showcasing 34 years of excellence and a video message from the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr.António Guterres.
Her Majesty The Gyalyum expressed her appreciation to the members of the UN Population Award Committee for the conferment of the prestigious award. Her Majesty shared that the award is of great personal significance given that it represents the hopes and aspirations of the most vulnerable women and children, a matter that is close to Her Majesty’s heart.
Her Majesty The Gyalyum highlighted the heavy toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken, particularly on women and girls and shared hope that the vaccine will be made accessible to all in an equitable and affordable manner.
Her Majesty The Gyalyum also paid tribute and expressed gratitude to the many individuals and organisations for their contributions and support over the years culminating in the recognition of the award. Her Majesty thanked Their Majesty The Kings for their profound vision and leadership.
The virtual award ceremony concluded with closing remarks by the Chair of the Awards Committee.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
10th December 2020

12/03/2020

In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disability 2020, we're pleased to showcase Mr. Rinchen Penjor, a local singer with visual impairment, as he reads Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat in braille!

This children's book is produced by the Bhutan Foundation as part of our partnership with the Royal Education Council to create educational materials centered on snow leopard conservation. To date, more than 700 copies of Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat, as well as two other storybooks, have already been given out to schools located in the snow leopard range. The braille version of this book was transcribed in partnership with the Disabled Persons' Association of Bhutan-DPAB.

Since the start of virtual learning due to the pandemic, our team has also made these books available online for free in both English and Dzongkha! You can get your copy today and check out other content by visiting our COVID-19 resources page here: https://bhutanfound.org/covid-19-coronavirus/

#InternationalDisabilityDay #IDPD2020
#IDPD #Inclusion4Everyone

12/02/2020
There's Still Time This #GivingTuesday!

There's still time to help support home-based workers making personal protective equipment (PPE)! Just $25 is enough to buy one PPE-gown for a local hospital and help generate income for women working from home.

Donate today!

Just by shopping this #BlackFriday on Amazon, you can help generate donations for the Bhutan Foundation! Click the link ...
11/27/2020

Just by shopping this #BlackFriday on Amazon, you can help generate donations for the Bhutan Foundation! Click the link below to set us as your charity through #AmazonSmile today!

https://smile.amazon.com

This September, home-based workers with SABAH Bhutan made 200,000 face masks for vulnerable community members while supp...
11/27/2020

This September, home-based workers with SABAH Bhutan made 200,000 face masks for vulnerable community members while supporting their families at home. Now these incredible women are looking to make much-needed PPE gowns for frontline workers fighting COVID-19--and they need your help.

On December 1st, #GivingTuesday, we hope you'll join us once again in supporting SABAH Bhutan by donating at the link below. With $5,000, the team can buy enough materials to make 220 medically-approved gowns for hospitals in Bhutan!

Donate Here: https://bit.ly/2KC7IBv

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, family, and gratitude. From all of us here at the Bhutan Foundation, we hope you h...
11/26/2020

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, family, and gratitude. From all of us here at the Bhutan Foundation, we hope you have a warm and happy holiday. #HappyThanksgiving

This weekend our team in Thimphu helped launch a new training for counselors in Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Bas...
11/23/2020

This weekend our team in Thimphu helped launch a new training for counselors in Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Basic Level Services for Addiction Professionals in collaboration with the Bhutan Institute of Wellbeing (BIW) and the The Bhutan Youth Development Fund.

Over the next 45 days, the counselors are training on various modules including, physiology and pharmacology for addiction professionals and treatment for substance use disorder and common co-occurring mental and medical disorders. The training series aims to reduce the significant health, social, and economic problems associated with substance use disorders by building international treatment capacity and expanding the professional global treatment workforce.

If you want to learn more about UTC and BIW, check out the links below to read more.

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About UTC:

https://www.issup.net/training/universal-treatment-curriculum.

About BIW:

https://www.bhutanyouth.org/institute-of-wellbeing/

If you missed yesterday's Tiger Tales event, don't worry! You can catch the recording online at the link below. A specia...
11/17/2020
Tiger Tales from Bhutan: Stories from the Front Lines of Tiger Conservation

If you missed yesterday's Tiger Tales event, don't worry! You can catch the recording online at the link below. A special thank you to our guest speakers, National Geographic Explorers and tiger researchers, Dr. Tshering Tempa and Mr. Letro.

Check out the event to hear more about their experiences studying tigers on the ground in Bhutan in conversation with our Executive Director, Tshewang Wangchuk!

https://youtu.be/anTRyJG8-E8

Join us to hear more about the state of tigers in Bhutan as we speak LIVE with three Bhutanese National Geographic Explorers who work on the frontlines of ti...

Thank you, Bhutan For Life! We're excited to have Ms. Norbu Dema leading our team here in Thimphu and look forward to co...
11/15/2020

Thank you, Bhutan For Life! We're excited to have Ms. Norbu Dema leading our team here in Thimphu and look forward to continuing our work with our local and international partners!

On behalf of the BFL Board of Trustees, BFL Secretariat, BFL-PCU and implementing partners, we extend congratulations to Ms. Norbu Dema on her recent appointment as the new Program Director of Bhutan Foundation.

Ms. Norbu Dema comes with a civil engineering background with a graduate degree in public policy and public administration. She has worked with Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BENEW), the Royal Government of Bhutan, and various non-profit agencies such as the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation and consulted for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.

Many exciting opportunities await you, and we wish you every success and professional fulfilment in your new role.

Bhutan For Life looks forward to working together to deliver the conservation mandates and strengthening partnerships between Bhutan For Life and Bhutan Foundation.

👏👏👏🤝🤝🤝💐💐💐

Our deepest congratulations to Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck on being awarded the individual laureate ...
11/13/2020

Our deepest congratulations to Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck on being awarded the individual laureate award for the 2020 UN Population Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health issues.

"The formal presentation of the Award will take place virtually on Thursday, December 10, 2020."

Photo Source: Kuensel News

Join us this Monday, November 16th at 11 AM ET (8 AM PT), to hear more about the state of tigers in Bhutan as we speak L...
11/11/2020
Tiger Tales from Bhutan: Stories from the Front Lines of Tiger Conservation

Join us this Monday, November 16th at 11 AM ET (8 AM PT), to hear more about the state of tigers in Bhutan as we speak LIVE with three Bhutanese National Geographic Explorers who work on the frontlines of tiger conservation. We'll hear first-hand stories about their experiences studying wild tigers in their natural habitat, from camera trapping and radio-collaring to the realities of poaching and human-wildlife conflict.

Live Q&A to Follow!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiger-tales-from-bhutan-stories-from-the-front-lines-of-tiger-conservation-tickets-128672519971?aff=BFTracking

Tune in to hear first-hand stories about experiences studying wild tigers in their natural habitat!

We heartily wish His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo a Happy Birth Anniversary. We pray for His Majesty's good health and...
11/11/2020

We heartily wish His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo a Happy Birth Anniversary. We pray for His Majesty's good health and long life.

Tashi Delek la!

As Bhutan observed the eve of the 12th coronation day of His Majesty the King, VAST Bhutan was hard at work launching th...
11/03/2020

As Bhutan observed the eve of the 12th coronation day of His Majesty the King, VAST Bhutan was hard at work launching their first-ever Life as Art magazine. This new publication is a celebration of art as a medium of life and the elements that light an individual's passion.

In times like these, when it's more important than ever to focus on humanity, our team is happy to have been able to support the aspiring artists and volunteers of VAST to launch Life as Art. We invite you to click the link below for more information on the first publication of life-affirming reflective stories today!

This inaugural publication is dedicated to His Majesty for his selfless leadership during the pandemic.

1st November 2020
Launch of “Life as Art” Magazine

Dedicated to His Majesty The King - Our Light in the Darkness ✨🙏🏻✨

Editor’s Note.
“Welcome to the inaugural edition of Life as Art. This magazine went through quite the labouring process. The idea was pretty old, but the birthing process took on a life of its own. The basic idea was simple: to bring out a periodical that paid tribute to and provided a platform for the arts and letters and others living a life driven by a love of whatever lights up their passion. But as is the case with many a periodical, the finances took a while to gather. Here, the generosity of each and every patron who paid for the advertisements and hence enabled the birth of this magazine is appreciated. We are thankful, for in an age where the printed material is sadly diminishing, such an ennobling participation cannot be overstated. Please rest assured that your kindness hasn’t been in vain; we hope to make this a yearly publication, if not a biannual one. Our thanks also goes to the many writers from home and abroad who welcomed the invitation to pen a piece of their lives, making time in the midst of their busy schedules, with no guarantee of financial reimbursement. Hence it’s the collective goodwill that has ultimately made this publication possible. We hope we haven’t let you down. Now for a little digression. When we began working on the magazine, there was no pandemic in the air in the form of COVID-19. Fast forward to where we are today and the virus has affected life as we know it. It’s been a couple of months since it struck the country, and in that time, the virus has been ably handled from the forefront, led by His Majesty The King, so that Bhutan has been able to curtail the disease admirably. This opening edition, then, is a tribute to His Majesty The King’s leadership, the frontline workers from the Ministry of Health, and others who stood guard vigilantly, particularly at the borders, where we are most vulnerable, in the form of the military personnel, the police, and the Desuups. It’s also a tribute to organisations and individuals who went beyond the call of duty to combat and contain the virus by way of personal donation, volunteerism, solidarity and kinship. We hope the contents featured here give you some respite from your daily responsibilities, a little time away from the harsh realities of life, and hopefully, a sense of belonging that tells you none of us are on our own. That we are all in the same boat, so to speak, and that each individual story is a universal one. We also hope that you will continue to patronise the arts and letters, because, frankly speaking, our lives are nothing but the sum of our stories. And hopefully, we can continue to tell such stories, not only for purposes of documentation but for inspiration and - most tellingly, the spirit of togetherness”

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Hi Bhutan Foundation. My name is Sara and I am the co-founder of an organization called Tables Without Borders. We pair refugees and asylum seekers with culinary talents in restaurants around the DMV and help them find jobs in the culinary arts i.e. working in restaurants, catering, hotels etc. If you are connected to any refugees or asylum seekers who have culinary experience (or are excellent home cooks) and are interested in pursuing a career in the culinary industry, please reach out to me. Here is our website: tableswithoutborders.org
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