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. Development need not compromise our environment: in fact, if integrated judiciously, they can enhance each other.
Tarayana’s understanding of green technologies is constantly being updated through participation of staff and rural community members in workshops conducted in Bhutan and across Asia. For many community members, this is an exceptionally empowering opportunity to travel, engage with foreign cultures and practices, learn sophisticated techniques, and make a positive contribution to society. The techniques are adapted to suit local needs and embedded in the communities themselves through the expertise of local practitioners.