Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Launched SELWA, In Support For People With Disabilities In Bhutan
A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between Bussi-En and SELWA.
By Staff Reporter | Kuensel
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the launch of SELWA, an organisation that will support and complement programs for people with disabilities in Bhutan.
SELWA will work with other stakeholders within the country, including organisations that currently work with people with disabilities, as well as various sections of the government.
Purpose of SELWA
It aims to help better coordinate efforts geared towards creating a more inclusive society in relation to education, growth and employment, and enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities.
An initiative of the Queen's Project, this documentary looks at the lives of various people living with disabilities in Bhutan as well as the people around them who are involved in providing education, healthcare, and support.
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Selwa is a word in the dzongkha language which means ‘Clarity, in selfless Commitments’. It was chosen to invoke great consciousness and mindfulness in one’s selfless service and actions.
Partners of SELWA
SELWA is partnering with Bussi-En International Social Welfare Organisation, Japan Overseas Cooperative Organisation (JOCA), the GoI Architectural Research Centre and Daishizen. Bussi-En is a Japanese - based social welfare organisation.
At the launch event, the President of Bussi-En, who also heads JOCA, Ryosei Oya said that the people of Japan were deeply inspired by Their Majesties’ Royal Visit to Japan and especially Fukushima in 2011.
He is pleased to work with Bhutan to support initiatives for the wellbeing of people living with disabilities. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bussi-En and SELWA at the event today.
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen works closely with various organisations and agencies in Bhutan towards enhancing the wellbeing of persons with disabilities and creating a more inclusive society.
This article first appeared in Kuensel and has been edited for Daily Bhutan.