Queen mother in Australia visit
Bhutan’s Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck is currently in Australia visit in her effort to raise money for girls education projects through her NGO.
As part of her three-day Australia visit, she joined Chief Minister Katy Gallagher of ACT to plant Bhutanese cypress trees in Canberra on Wednesday.
Her NGO called RENEW has partnership with Australian Himalayan Foundation to raise funds for charity works in Bhutan.
“[We’re] providing about 400 girls with their basic educational needs, which are school meals – often the only meal they get in a day – and school books and boarding facilities where they’re needed for those living in very remote areas,” the foundation’s chairman, Simon Balderstone media in Canberra.
Australian Himalayan foundation also runs charity events to raise money for many project for Nepal.
During her time in Canberra, the queen mother will meet Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Peter Varghese and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, and will visit University of Canberra students from Bhutan on Thursday.