Message from the President

The past year has seen the Foundation take giant strides in serving and empowering our rural communities through its various initiatives and activities. “Support a Home”, the flagship programme launched during last year’s annual fair has garnered expansive support from both individuals and organizations for its holistic approach, which apart from providing improved and stable homes also capacitates the community members and enhances community vitality.

I am happy to inform that our continued partnerships with various Government agencies have yet again resulted in synergies benefitting vulnerable rural communities. These collaborations have allowed effective and efficient delivery of services and productive use of resources thereby contributing to the national goal of sustainable development.

Our regular programmes such as the Surgical Camps, Early Childhood Care and Development, Tarayana School Clubs, Annual Pilgrimage and Scholarship Programme have consistently provided the beneficiaries with opportunities and contributed towards the improvement in quality of life. Capacity development activities have empowered the community members to participate actively in income generating ventures and, climate change mitigation and adaptation measures through green technologies promotion have enabled communities the responsible utilization of natural resources and environmental preservation.

Our sister organizations, the Tarayana Rural Crafts and the Folk Heritage Museum have sustained the tradition of culture and arts preservation while ensuring that the communities are in a position to benefit from these activities. These organizations have taken efforts to revive and impart cultural practices in danger of extinction to the younger generation and will continue to do so.

All of our achievements would not have been possible without the constant consideration and support of all our partners, supporters, volunteers, community members and leaders, donors and various development sectors of the Government. We will count on your support in continuing to serve our communities in need.

Tashi Delek

Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck

Founder and President

(Delivered on 4th May 2018, during the 15th Tarayana Fair)