Bhutan Transparency Initiative
SSB decided in December 2019 to support the NGO Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) with a one-time contribution of CHF 1'000.- in order to support activities to raise anti-corruption awareness. BTI works closely with other relevant stakeholders including the National Anti-Corruption Commission, CSOs, media and other professional research institutes to ensure public acceptance, partnership, and ownership to tackle corruption.
VAST (Voluntary Artists‘ Studio Thimphu)
With donations of some members of SSB we could support the „Young Hearts Weekend Art Classes“ of VAST with basic art materials to include at least 50 underprivileged youth every in its weekend art classes
The motto of VAST is: “A creative Bhutanese society, nurtured for and by the art, that enriches lives.”
We could support the CSO Nashoen Lamtoen with some donations after screening the film „Chuut Wai“ at our General Assembly 2018 in Zurich
The motto of Nashoen Lamtoen is: Transforming Children and Youth through reintegration
They are focusing on „Children and Youth in conflict with law“ and „Children and Youth in difficult circumstances.”
Ogyen Choling Museum
The Ogyen Choling Museum was getting new windows in October 2018.
The window frames were partly financed through a donation made in late Leo Caminada’s memory (one of our members).
And through the support of one of our members who offered us some space in a container to be shipped to Bhutan, a traditional mask owned by late Leo Caminada was brought back to Bhutan and is now exposed Ogyen Choling Museum.