June 23, 2016

dys delegation visits netherlands

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A 4-member delegation from the department of youth and sports, RGOB, visited the Netherlands from 23 – 29 June 2016. The delegation visited organisations and peace initiatives and talked to youth of different agegroups to familiarise themselves with opportunities for youth to become involved with democratic principles and processes.

Group members are Ms Dechen Dema, Mr Sonam Tshering, Mr. Rinchen Wangdi and Mr Karma Chogyel. Invited by bhutan+partners, the group was guided throughout the programme by Mark Blankwater. Mark was also involved as trainer in the sports and coalition programme 2009-2012 in which DYS was one of the stakeholders in Bhutan.

The delegation visited a peace school (vreedzame school) Doenja dienstverlening, Fort van de democratie, fdc centre among others.


April 28, 2015

plumbing + sanitation expert ogyen choling

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Ogyen Choling Foundation, Central Bhutan, is looking for a plumbing and sanitation expert. The Expert will assist local specialist with installing bathrooms in one of the old buildings that is being converted into guest rooms. Period: 20 – 40 days, preferred period June – early September 2015. Background and TOR plumbing&sanitation Ogyen Choling 2015. For further details contact Mr Walter Roder:

April 22, 2015

activities bhutan+partners 2014

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L1070055It is with great pleasure that we present to you our report of activities 2014 on behalf of board and staff members bhutan+partners. We wish you pleasure reading the report. Don’t hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions or  remarks. We look forward to work with you in 2015.

bhutan+partners activities 2014

February 20, 2015

happy losar

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art by Hans Jouta

Dear Friends,

we wish you and your beloved ones peace, joy and prosperity.
May the year of the female wood sheep be full of creativity and compassion.

Happy losar!

bhutan+partners – Henk, Lem, Matthijs, Frank, Tineke, Patricia and Erica

September 11, 2014

queen of bhutan tulip 2014 for sale

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10342775_761943010504413_8608986080161811489_nThe ‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip edition 2014 is for sale at bhutan+partners at four euros per bag of five tulip bulbs. This excludes shipping costs.

The ‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip was personally chosen by her majesty the Queen of Bhutan Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck at the occasion of her Royal Wedding in 2011. Since 2013 the tulips have  flowered in the Bhutanese and Dutch Royal Gardens and in the garden of Bhutan Lovers.

The tulip bulbs can be bought through bhutan+partners by sending a mail to: In a few weeks the tulip bulbs can als0 be obtained in Bhutan through Ms Yanki Tsherings’ shop at the centennial market in Thimphu, Bhutan.

More info at:  Tulip_Info_aug 2014 (1)

Paula-Jongmans_DSC6869Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan

April 18, 2014

english teacher tharpaling monastery

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Bhutan+partners have selected a British teacher of English for Tharpaling monastery in central Bhutan with assistance of The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom. The teacher will set up english language classes and teach the monks. It is important to ensure continuation of the lessons for which more volunteers will be needed in future. Native speakers of English or qualified teachers english language with teaching experience interested in this posting can contact bhutan+partners

March 20, 2014

vacancy english teacher tharpaling monastery

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Tharpaling Monastery, central Bhutan, has a vacancy for a volunteer to teach English to the monks and the young Rinpoche. Are you a teacher of English or English native speaker with teaching qualification and looking for a challenge this could be an opportunity!

This is a volunteer vacancy: visa, local food and accommodation will be taken care of by the Monastery. All other expenses – international flight, insurances, pocket money and 40US$ visa fee need to be covered by the volunteer teacher.

Tharpaling Monastery,  overlooking Chumey Valley in Bumthang is an hours drive by car from Bumthang town. The monastery is an important religious landmark of Bhutan, a monastic school where an ancient specific monastic tradition is taught.

The teacher will be teaching the young monks including Rinpoche himself. This will be the first time for the monks to receive English language training. Materials need to be selected and prepared.

For information:

November 21, 2013

vacancies floriculture bhutan

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Bhutan+partners are looking for a professional landscape architect and horticulturalist for the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, RGOB. The architect and horticulturalist will be working for the Floriculture Centre Dechencholing, Thimphu, Bhutan.

With the royal command to initiate a floriculture centre in Dechencholing, the potential of floriculture, can be explored in Bhutan. Proper promotion and establishment of floriculture in the country will not only contribute to the aesthetic value of the country but also support in terms of species conservation and diversification, employment generation and income earnings through export.

information: Floriculture Centre at Dechencholing – Concept Note[1]
TOR Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist

The Ministry of Agriculture has requested bhutan+partners to recruit highly professional consultants for the vacancies. The renumeration include local transport, housing and daily subsistence allowance. Additional conditions are negotiable. Those interested please contact

November 12, 2013

posting economics department sherubtse college bhutan

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Bhutan+partners are looking for two Dutch economics professors to support the economic department at Sherubtse college, eastern Bhutan for six months contracts starting mid January 2013.

Sherubtse college offer double subject degree programs for undergraduate students. The economics department offer four different subject combination degrees: economics+EVS, Economics+Geography, Economics +Sociology, Economics+Population and Development Studies. Currently Sherubtse has 138 students in the first year, about 120 in second year and about 110 in third year. Course duration is three years only. The Economics department have six teachers (3 expatriate from India) and three Bhutanese faculty members. Three expatriate holds PhD degree, two Bhutanese faculty members have no masters degree and one Bhutanese with master degree. Double subject degree in Economics was first offered in 2008 and so far about six hundred students graduated.

Students enrolled in undergraduate programs do have basic economics knowledge. They either take economics module in class 9 & 10 or 11 and 12. Requirement for the successful graduation-students need to pass all the modules and pass mark is 50%. All the faculties do have economics degree or in related field.

Sherubtse offers local salary, modestly furnished room with minimal rent, in-country travel from Paro-Sherubtse-Paro. Other services like visa and travel/work permit will also be taken care by Sherubtse College.

TOR – ToR Sherubtse – econom dep 2013
Sherubtse college Bhutan – Social Science, studies in Economics

For information:, +31 (0)313 41 20 98

September 20, 2013

‘queen of bhutan’ tulip available

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photo by Paula Jongmans
‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip bulbs will be shipped to Bhutan soon. Mrs Thering Yangki, the Gardeners shop in Thimphu, will be selling the tulip bulbs from her shop at the Centenary market in Thimphu. The bulbs will also be available at the airport in Paro. Bhutan+partners has a limited supply of the beautiful ‘queen of bhutan’ tulip bulbs available in the Netherlands. For information:


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