Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck was born on 10th January 1980. Her Royal Highness has two sons, Dasho Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck (2006) and Dasho Jamyang Singye Wangchuck (2009). Her Royal Highness’s early education was in Lhuntenzampa School, Bhutan, Yangchenphug High School, Bhutan, and Dana Hall School, USA. In 2001 Her Royal Highness graduated from Wellesley College, USA, with a major in economics and political science.

In 2006 Her Royal Highness completed her masters degree in public administration from Columbia University, USA.

As the Society’s Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness actively guides the direction and programs of Bhutan Ecological Society. In addition, Her Royal Highness heads the Royal Initiative for Innovative Learning (RIIL), a project that uses new media technologies to assist students with their education and to instill passion for life-long learning and knowledge. Her Royal Highness also oversees several projects under the Youth Development Fund, a non-profit organization that ensures that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to develop their potential.

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“Fruits for all” Initiative Launched in Thimphu

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The School for Field Studies (SFS) Spring Semester Program Begun

A three-month Spring Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition begun from...

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Labeling of Common Flora and Bird Species along Taktsang Trail

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