Our Patron and Founder

The Bhutan Nuns Foundation is under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdoen, who founded our organization in March 2009. She is the mother of the current Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and continues to guide our foundation’s work to help and empower girls and women through education and economic self sufficiency.