Students Observing Reading Year
Support Schools with Reading Books
Under the Royal command of the Fifth King, Bhutan observed Year 2017 as a Reading Year emphasizing the importance of reading in the schools and community. The nation wants every students, teachers, community, arm forces, and lay people to be able to read and broaden their horizons.
Bhutan Swallowtail wanted to be a part of this noble cause and played our role in small ways.
In 2017, as part of their Literary & Reading Week Programme of Dechencholing Central School, we contributed books as prizes for the students who were selected for their outstanding performance in reading and related literary activities/competitions. In the year 2018, we will be donating books worth Nu 31,192.00 in the form of prizes for the same.
We were also engaged in seeking donation from our guests in the form of Books to be donated to remote schools like Melongkhar School in the Far East of Bhutan. Ms. Michelle Ghozali and family from Indonesia donated around 30 books, which were handed over to the principal of Melongkhar Primary School in Trashiyangtse. Ms Evelyn Hill and Ms. Marion Stuchbury from Australia donated around 30 children’s books.
Bhutan Swallowtail also supported the partial construction and full painting of the Reading/Library Room at Melongkhar School.
We also have a small library in our office in Thimphu for our staff to encourage reading.