Category: News

  • Creating Community Responsibility for Child Protection

    October 10th, 2017

    Tarayana Foundation organized a awareness program on child protection and rights, to assist the parents and youth work leaders who work with young people in the community level. The...

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  • Tarayana Foundation received the donation of water purifier machine

    September 19th, 2017

    Water is a fundamental human need. It is estimated that one person needs 10-40 litres of clean,safe water a day for drinking, cooking, washing and person hygiene. Access to...

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  • Training on “Natural Dyeing”

    September 19th, 2017

    The training on natural dyeing was organized from 11 th September-15 th September. This training was an initiative of the Tarayana Foundation and funded by the Asian Development Project,...

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  • Echoes of Bhutan-A book co-Authored by Barry Shaffer and Barbara Shaffer

    August 28th, 2017

    Echoes of Bhutan, a book written by Barry Shaffer and Barbara Shaffer was launched by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Founder and the President) at...

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  • 27th Tarayana Board Meeting

    June 30th, 2017

    The 27th Tarayana Board Meeting was conducted today at the Tarayana Centre. This meeting was chaired by the Honorable Chair and Founding President,Her Majesty The Queen Mother,Ashi Dorji Wangmo...

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  • Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck inaugurated the 60 th Anniversary Park dedicated to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

    June 6th, 2017

    Her Majesty The Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck inaugurated the 60th Anniversary Park dedicated to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo,Jigme Singye Wangchuck,at Dochula, this morning. Some of...

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  • 5th Annual Green Technology Challenge was held at CST premises on 2nd June, 2016

    June 6th, 2017

    In collaboration with the College of Science and Technology (CST), Rinchending, the 5th Annual Green Technology Challenge was held at CST premises on 2nd June, 2016. This initiative was...

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  • The Tarayana Foundation received a generous donation from the Bhutan National Bank Limited

    May 22nd, 2017

    Access to proper housing is a basic need and is pivotal to bringing about wellbeing and confidence to tackle the challenges of the fast-changing world around our rural communities....

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  • Tarayana received a generous donation from the Singye Group of Companies Pvt.Ltd

    April 11th, 2017

    Tarayana received a generous donation from the Singye Group of Companies Pvt.Ltd,today afternoon. This is one of the many social activities the company undertakes as a part of their...

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  • “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your own path.”

    February 24th, 2017

    The solar lamps distributed to the genuine households in Sektena are in a good condition and even wonderful to see that they are using it very effectively. We have...

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  • Happy 37th Birthday Your Majesty

    February 20th, 2017

    On the auspicious and joyous occasion of your 37th birthday, Tarayana Foundation joins the nation in celebrating the momentous day. With solemn dedication and heartfelt gratitude, We pray for...

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  • “Teamwork makes the dream work.”

    December 28th, 2016

    On the historic occasion of 109th The National Day, we celebrate a fact that 23 CSOs were awarded the National Order of Merit (Gold). It is a great honor...

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  • Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya “One day in a sacred site is worth a thousand days of meditation.”

    December 2nd, 2016

    The Senior Citizen Pilgrimage Programme 2016 is now preparing for its tour to the land where the Buddha was awakened, Bodhgaya. Tarayana Foundation, with the assistance of generous donors...

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  • 2nd CSO FAIR 6th-7th, November, 2016

    November 9th, 2016

    Her Majesty, The Gyaltsuen, graced the opening of the 2nd Civil Society Fair at the Coronation Park, Changlimithang,Thimphu on 6th of November, 2016. A total number of 34 CSOs...

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  • Smile Asia Surgical Camp

    October 25th, 2016

    Yesterday the Hon’ble President Her Majesty The Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck visited Paro Hospital and met with the patients undergoing restorative surgical attention. The Surgical camp that...

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  • Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award

    October 25th, 2016

    On 22nd October,2016 Her Majesty The Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck,President/Founder of Tarayana Foundation was honoured with the Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award by Caritas In Veritate...

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  • September 24th declared as Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck Day by the State of Colorado

    September 26th, 2016

    The state of Colorado, USA, declares September 24th as Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck Day in honour of Her Majesty’s visit to Boulder, Colorado. Her Majesty is in...

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  • Donation

    September 20th, 2016

    Tarayana was presented with a generous donation by Aum Phub Om from Lobesa on 19th September, 2016. She donated four flats (half the building) located in Lobesa for further sustainability...

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  • Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 2016

    August 12th, 2016

    Tarayana cordially invites you to join us for the seventh edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival. The festival will be held at the Auditorium of Royal University of Bhutan, Hotel...

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  • 25th Board Meeting (2nd August)

    August 10th, 2016

    Tarayana Foundation’s 25th Board Meeting took place on 2nd of August at the Tarayana Centre. The meeting was graced by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck...

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  • Community Radio

    August 5th, 2016

    The first Community Radio station was set up in Dechen-Pelri village in Sarpang Dzongkhag. It went live on 3rd December 2015 following a soft opening on the same day....

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  • Bodhgaya Trip (2015)

    August 5th, 2016

    Initiated in 2008 to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo, our annual senior citizens’ pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, continues to be very popular.  For many of...

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  • Tarayana reaching out to rural communities in Nepal (9th – 14th December)

    August 5th, 2016

    The April 2015 earthquake left many rural farming communities in Nepal literally shaken, their homes destroyed and their crops wiped out.  After the rescue efforts ended and restoration phase...

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  • Sustainable Land Management – Central to improved well-being

    August 5th, 2016

    Climate change affects small and marginal farmers more as they are not necessarily able to adapt to the changing climes effectively. Many farmers from across many small rural villages...

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  • Tarayana’s Self Help Group

    December 25th, 2015

    Tarayana encourages rural communities by assisting initiatives to implement holistic community developmental activities like facilitating the formation of Self Help Groups (SGHs) and supporting the promotion and marketing of...

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  • Lunana Trip

    December 25th, 2015

    In the month of September, the Foundation carried out a preliminary survey in Gasa Dzongkhag for the communities living in Yousena and Wachey villages under Lunana Gewog. The survey...

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  • Green Technologies

    December 25th, 2015

    Tarayana promotes the use of appropriate green technologies for the purpose of creating more jobs, reducing unnecessary drudgery, improving living conditions and creating sufficient time for gainful engagement. We...

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  • Training on making mud blocks for improved cook stove in Tsento, Paro

    November 16th, 2015

    A practical and theoretical training on making mud bricks/blocks for the improved cook stove was conducted at Naminmechhu, Namjey and Chungjey Chewogs under Tsento Gewog in Paro by Karma...

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  • Monitoring visit to the REAP sites in Lhuentse and Pemagatshel Dzongkags

    November 16th, 2015

    A three member team from the head office visited the REAP sites in Lhuentse and Pemagatshel from the 7th till the 18th of October. The team was accompanied by...

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  • The World Habitat Awards 2015-16

    November 16th, 2015

    Tarayana Foundation is pleased to share that the “Comprehensive Community Development for Poverty Alleviation” model has been selected as one of the top ten finalists for the World Habitat...

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  • The 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, the 4th Druk Gyalpo

    November 9th, 2015

    Civil Society Organisations celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

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  • Surgical Camp in Monggar Dzongkhag

    October 14th, 2015

    Tarayana has successfully facilitated the 3rd Smile Asia (first one as Operation Smile, Singapore) Surgical Camp to treat patients with cleft lips & palates and burn contractures from the...

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  • Training on Soil & Land Management from 8th-10th September in Tsirang

    September 15th, 2015

    Our Programme and Field Officers accompanied by community representatives attended the three days (8-10thSeptember) training on Soil & Land Management in Tsirangtoe, Tsirang. Mr. Chenga Tshering and Mr. Haka...

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  • Youth Led Initiatives

    September 14th, 2015

    The Foundation partnered with the UNICEF for a small grant project titled “Youth-led Initiatives’’ to provide opportunities for skills development and self-empowerment through small grants to fund the initiatives...

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  • Self Help Group in Paro Tsento is receiving assistance from Dagana SHG

    July 30th, 2015

    Self Help Group in Paro Tsento is receiving assistance from one of the groups  Tarayana established in Dagana to introduce solar dryer in their community. The group members were...

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  • Field Officers participated in Natecuo farming training at Bajwada,Dewas, Indore (MP), India.

    July 28th, 2015

    Six of our Field officers (4 Female & 2 Male) are currently in Indore at Dr.Deepak Suchde’s farm attending a 15 day long training on Natueco Farming. This is...

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  • Workshop on Social Inclusion

    July 12th, 2015

    The Experience Sharing Workshop on Social Inclusion was held on the 16th of April, 2015 at the Bussi-En Office, Chubachu, Thimphu. The Training team consisted of Ms. Wangmo, Programme...

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  • REAP II Updates from Mekuri,Pemagatshel

    July 6th, 2015

    The Vegetable Self Help Group with the approval from the Dzongkhag has been utilizing government lands that remain fallow to cultivate vegetables. This SHG has been supplying fresh vegetables...

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  • Improved Cooking stoves technology – a visit to Nepal

    July 6th, 2015

    The Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy (SRBE) Project of The Department of Renewable Energy organized a study visit to Nepal from 1st– 8th March 2015. SRBE Project contributes to the...

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  • REAP (Survey) Wangdi (Athang gewog)

    July 6th, 2015

    The Consultation meetings and baseline data collection for REAP II in Samtse, Trongsa, Lhuentse, Tsirang, Pemagatshel and Wangdue has begun, by teams of enumerators made up of interns and...

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  • Taraythang Community Primary School, Sarpang

    May 17th, 2015

    The Tarayana School Club Members from Taraythang Community primary school in Sarpang carried out a Cleaning Campaign on the 16th of May, 2015. The cleaning took place around the...

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  • Tarayana School Club Members in Action YHSS, Thimphu.

    April 27th, 2015

    Every Year the YHSS Tarayana Club members visit Ramtokto Camp located on the outskirts of Thimphu. This year was yet another opportunity to contribute to the people of the...

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  • Awareness Campaign on Energy Efficient Fuel Wood Stoves

    April 20th, 2015

    Energy Efficient Fuel wood Stove (EEFC) is a newly designed stove with inherent attributes which can meet the needs of changing times such as high fuel wood efficiency, clean...

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  • The 23rd Board Meeting

    April 13th, 2015

    The 23rd Board Meeting was held on the 10th of April, 2015 at the Tarayana Center attended by the Board members Hon’ble President Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Ashi Sonam...

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  • Wadah Global Gathering

    April 3rd, 2015

    The Second Wadah Global Gathering (WGG) took place in Yogkarta, Indonesia from the 15th -20th of March, 2015. The gathering was attended by Ms.Sonam Pem (Program Director) and the...

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  • International Women’s Day Celebrations at Lhuentse

    April 3rd, 2015

    On the 8th of March the Tarayana club from Lhuentse Higher Secondary School celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) with the theme “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity.” The event emphasized...

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  • People with Special needs survey undertaken in Samtse

    April 3rd, 2015

    Tarayana is partnering with Bussi-en, a Japanese Social Welfare Organisation, in implementing a joint project on Social Inclusion funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Draktso Vocational Training...

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  • Eco-Stove Training

    February 26th, 2015

    A Community Technician Training on construction of Energy Efficient Fuelwood Stove was conducted on the 1st to 7th of February at Dechen-Pelri under Samtenling Gewog. There were 17 participants...

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  • NAPA II – Climate-resilient Water Harvesting for Rural Areas

    February 18th, 2015

    National Adaptation Programme of Actions (NAPAs) provides a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to...

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  • Findings from the NAPA II Field visit

    February 3rd, 2015

    Integrated water harvesting and management schemes will constitute an important component in implementing activities under NAPA II. As part of the field visit the project team travelled to Tsirang...

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  • The Social Inclusion Training

    February 2nd, 2015

    The six-month long training for trainers (TOT) on Social Inclusion was successfully completed on 31st January, 2015. Our Programme officer Ms. Wangmo got the opportunity to work with three...

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  • REAP II Contract Signed

    January 8th, 2015

    The Rural Economy Advancement Programme (REAP) phase II contract agreement was signed between Tarayana Foundation and the Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat (GNHC), on the 8th of January, 2015...

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  • Tarayana Artisans Win Bhutan Seal Award (Rural Crafts)

    January 5th, 2015

    The Bhutan Seal Award for Handicrafts, 2014 took place today at the Namgay Heritage hotel organized by The Department of Trade, Ministry of Economic affairs. Out of thirty five...

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  • The 22nd Board Meeting of Tarayana was held at the Tarayana Office

    December 25th, 2014

    The 22nd Board meeting took place on the 24th of December, 2014 at the Tarayana Centre. The meeting was chaired by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo...

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  • A training on souvenir production from dry felting and yak/ sheep wool

    December 12th, 2014

    A training on souvenir production from dry felting and yak/ sheep wool is currently underway at Tsento gewog, Paro for the nomadic community members of Nubri and Soe Yaksa....

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  • Project monitoring in Samtse District

    December 11th, 2014

    A monitoring visit was also carried out for the projects in Samtse District from the 23rd-30th of Nov  2014. The team visited and met members of seventeen Self Help...

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  • The final (skype) presentation of the monitoring and evaluation system for Tarayana

    December 4th, 2014

    The final (skype) presentation of the monitoring and evaluation system for Tarayana taken up by the student team from the UNC Public Policy Capstone course, taken up as an...

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  • Tarayana Foundation and USHA International Ltd. will be collaborating in empowering village level women by building up women’s sewing skills.

    November 24th, 2014

    USHA International Ltd., well known in Bhutan for its sewing machines & capacity to implement social welfare projects, will be supporting Tarayana Foundation in setting up of the “Tarayana-USHA...

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  • One Dish Meals for children using local ingredients

    November 19th, 2014

    Tarayana Foundation in collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Public Health (former RIHS) embarks on the development of One Dish Meals for children using local ingredients. The students...

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  • Orientation on CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women)

    October 15th, 2014

    A daylong orientation on CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) was organized for the CSOs yesterday by the NCWC team. Tarayana did the first...

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  • A study visit to Sir Lanka

    October 2nd, 2014

    Two participants from Tarayana Foundation returned back after visiting Sri Lanka from 21-25th September, as part of a study visit to understand & observe food & nutrition activities being implemented...

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  • FK Mid Term Review and Round III Planning Meeting

    September 29th, 2014

    The FK Mid Term Review and Round III Planning Meeting was held on 25th-27th Sept in Dhaka, Banglades. The meeting was hosted by Practical Action, Bangladesh. Also present for the...

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  • Training on SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)

    June 20th, 2014

    A week long training on SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is being conducted for the Tarayana team. Mr. Chencho Dukpa, Chief Research Officer from the CoRRB, MoAF...

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  • A model Roof top Rainwater Harvesting system was installed at Tsirangtoe village in Tsirang District.

    April 15th, 2014

    This community faces acute shortage of water, both drinking& irrigation . The community members have to travel for two-three hours to fetch drinking water. This initiative is also a...

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  • Eco Development and Trinomul Unnayan Shanstha, Bangladesh visited Tarayana Foundation and its project site

    March 10th, 2014

    Five members from Manusher Jonno Foundation, Eco Development and Trinomul Unnayan Shanstha, Bangladesh visited Tarayana Foundation and its project site in the country. The group started visiting Soap and...

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  • 191 Household Gets Agriculture Tools

    February 16th, 2014

    Farming is the main source of livelihood in most Lhop communities. Given the importance to enhance livelihoods and to support extensive farming practices, Her Majesty, on 11th February, 2014...

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  • Hon’ble President, HM Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk Inaugurates Gravity Ropeway

    February 16th, 2014

    Funded by GEF-SGP, UNDP On 9th February, Her Majesty, accompanied by Dasho Dzongda, officials from Dzongkhag and Drungkhag administration, Regional Director and officials from Practical Action, Nepal and Programme...

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  • 2013 Senior Citizen Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya or Dorjidhen

    December 18th, 2013

    The 6th annual event was observed to celebrate the coronation of our fifth king Jigme Khesar Namgay Wangchuk in 2008 and to commemorate the dedicated services rendered by our...

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