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
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
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.Read More...
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 womanRead More...
Cashing in on TRASH
Ugyen Choden’s story is like no other.From a nondescript rural setting in Trashigang, her journey to Thimphu has been nothing short of re-markable. The financial instability at home forced her to discontinue her studies while she was still studying in Class VIII. She was barely 17 when she tied the knot. By the time she turned 20, she had become a mother to a baby girl.Read More...
From boys to man
They say every picture tells a story – but sometimes the picture can’t quite tell the whole story, even if it wanted to. Dorji is one such picture. He spends his winter vacations helping his parents. He helped them construct their house. Dorji is from Wangling village under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa, which is Tarayana’s Rural Economy Advancement Programme implementing siteRead More...
News and Articles
Launched: Knowledge for Indigenous Development (B-KIND)
113th National Day
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