The goals of BNF include ensuring that each nunnery maintains adequate, healthy living conditions, provides a practical, useful education for girls and women, and achieves economic self-sufficiency. Because the nuns are such an important part of Bhutanese society, these efforts will enhance the economic vitality of local villages and help to preserve Bhutanese culture. Supporting nunneries as a means of enhancing larger society has the potential to be an important component of Gross National Happiness (GNH) – Bhutan’s unique development and cultural preservation program.
The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and education of all Buddhist nuns throughout the country regardless of sectarian difference. This work strongly supports the GNH goals promulgated by His Majesty the King of Bhutan and enshrined in the national vision.