Mary Lyon Award 2012

Dr Tashi Zangmo, the executive director of the Bhutan Nuns’ Foundation (BNF), was awarded Mary Lyon Award on April 17 for her efforts to change the lives of women and girls in Bhutan through BNF.

The Mary Lyon Award from Mount Holyoke College, USA, is given to a young alumnus who demonstrates promise or sustained achievement, which is consistent with the humane values that Mary Lyon, the founder of Mount Holyoke College, exemplified in her life.

The BNF aims to improve the education and living conditions of the nuns in Bhutan. It provides the nunneries training to help the nuns become socially engaged citizens.

(Courtesy: Bhutan Observer, 20th April, 2012)