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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces the launch of SELWA

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces the launch of SELWA, an organisation that will support and complement programmes for people with disabilities in Bhutan, yesterday

August 29, 2019

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the launch of SELWA, an organization that will support and complement programs for people with disabilities in Bhutan.

SELWA will work with other stakeholders within the coutry, including organisations that currently work with people with disabilities, as well as various sections of the government, to help better coordinate efforts geared towards creating a more inclusive society, including in relation to education, growth and employment, and enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities.

Selwa is a dzongkha word which means Clarity– in selfless Commitments. It was chosen to invoke great consciousness and mindfulness in selfless service and actions.

SELWA is partnering with Bussi-En International Social Welfare Organization, Japan Overseas Cooperative Organization, the GoI Architectural Research Centre, and Daishizen. Bussi-En is a Japan- based social welfare organisation.

At the launch event, the President of Bussi-En, who also heads the JOCA, Ryosei Oya, said that the people of Japan were deeply inspired by Their Majesties’ Royal Visit to Japan and especially Fukushima in 2011, and is pleased to work with Bhutan to support initiatives for the wellbeing of people of disabilities. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bussi-En and SELWA at the event today.

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen works closely with the various organisations and agencies in Bhutan towards enhancing the wellbeing of persons with disabilities and creating a more inclusive society.


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