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Her Majesty Gyalyum (Queen Mother) Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck of Bhutan to visit The Regent’s International School, Bangkok, 17th Jan 2018

Posted on: January 17th, 2018

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Her Majesty Gyalyum (Queen Mother) Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck of Bhutan

to visit The Regent’s International School, Bangkok,

17th Jan 2018

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is currently in Thailand and she will visit The Regent’s International School, Bangkok on January 17, 2018 at the invitation of Dr. Virachai Techavijit, Chairman and Founder of the school.

During the visit Her Majesty will meet with the Chairman and faculty to express her appreciation for the support being provided by the school to Bhutanese students. Dr. Virachai Techavijit had generously instituted the Queen Mother’s Scholars Programme at The Regent’s International School in 2013, which awards two full scholarships annually to deserving students from Bhutan. In addition, the school has also awarded Global Connect Scholarships to Bhutanese students. These scholarship programs play an important role in further strengthening the long-standing friendship and cooperation between Thailand and Bhutan.

Her Majesty is the Founder and President of Tarayana Foundation, a civil society organisation that works in remote, rural villages to bring about holistic community growth and development. Tarayana is currently working in 350 remote villages in Bhutan.

The Queen Mother’s Scholars are selected by Tarayana Foundation based both on academic performance and social work experience thus ensuring a good head and heart balance that is essential in the making of good global citizens. It is Her Majesty’s wish that the scholarship recipients will make the best of this opportunity to grow and excel academically and socially and become well-rounded, responsible and confident human beings who will contribute to a better and more peaceful world.

Her Majesty will also meet the Bhutanese students studying at the school and address the teachers and students of the school.

Regent’s School was founded in 1999 by Dr. Verachai Techavijit. Today the school has over 700 students with 37 different nationalities. There are 13 Bhutanese students studying in the school.

Royal Bhutanese Embassy

Bangkok