Living landscapes: Securing High Conservation Value (HCV) in the South-Western Bhutan
ProjectNo. BT203200 Start Date:1 April 2020 End Date:31 March 2028 Project Budget: EURO 9.7 millionRead More
Housing Improvement Programme
The Housing Improvement Programme is one of Tarayana’s flagship programmes and has had the maximum catalytic impact in bringing about positive changes in the rural communities. Tarayana implements “Holistic Rural Development” aka “Rukha Model” that is comprehensive in nature with housing improvement as the core element that catalyses collective socio-economic wellbeing within the community.Read More
A happy and prosperous Bhutan
To Help the Vulnerable and the disadvantaged help themselve
Service from the Heart
Compassion, Dignity, and Integrity
The past year has been very challenging yet it has shaped a lot of new prospects for the people of Bhutan. As the pandemic surfaced and adversely affected numerous lives around the globe, resilience of Bhutanese were demonstrated in being able to come together, supporting one another and finding alternate means of livelihoods mainly in agriculture and food production. Though devastating and daunting at times, the pandemic allowed the spirit of volunteerism to come through and motivated people to make the best of the situation.
Tarayana Foundation was founded by Her Majesty The Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and formally launched on 4th May 2003,by His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the then Crown Prince of Bhutan. We are a Public Benefit Organization, registered with the Civil Society Organization Authority of Bhutan.
Who we are
Tarayana is supported and advised by the Board of Directors & an Executive Committee. The Board provides overall guidance at the policy level, while the Executive Committee supports the Secretariat in implementing the activities approved by the Board. The Secretariat manages and implements the programmes with a network of Programme and Field Officers.
Facts and Figure
"From Home Cook to Champion: The Inspirational Testimony of Mr. Passang"
"Returning to my village, I will not only be mindful about what I cook for my family, but I will also advise my neighbours and other relatives about the importance of consuming nutritious food. I know they would believe me because I came all the way to Thimphu and have proven that I am good at cooking"
Empowering Communities through Tarayana Club: A Coordinator's Testimony
Furthermore, during club hours, we discuss issues like climate change, waste management, youth-related issues, and responsibilities of youth in society, and generally, we engage in origami activities. Furthermore, during the annual club exhibition, we display things prepared from waste to make people aware of the increasing waste problems and management issues, emphasizing the 3Rs (reduce, recycle, and reuse) and transforming waste into different decorative things
From Novice to Knowledgeable: A Testimony of Growth and Learning as an Intern with the Foundation
I am Dorji Drakpa, currently pursuing B.Sc Sustainable Development at the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Punakha.
Pema Wangmo and Her Dream
"My little Dzongkha, which I learned from my Non-Formal Education (NFE) classes and with the help from Tarayana Foundation, I see my dream is not too far away."
The Man who walked for the water
There are certain parts about rural life in Kengkhar that can make a person wish they lived there forever. The warm sunshine. Wake up calls from the rooster. Basket weaving in the afternoon. The singing and dancing.
WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE
Bhutanese women do it all – they work in the fields and bear and rear children. They soothe, cuddle and serve the entire family while keeping the fire burning in the hearth at home. They even pursue their passions and contribute to the monthly income of the family. Forty-two-year-old Pema Lhadon is one such woman
News and Articles
Monitoring Visit to Tading, Samtse
End Violence Against Children (EVAC) Campaign funded by UNICEF in partner with NCWC
Donation of FireFighter Uniforms to the Desuung Office
Annual Review Meeting
Tarayana Center, Chubachu, Thimphu
P.O. Box 2003
+975 2 329-333