Ms. Beda Giri is one of the founding members of the Ability Bhutan Society. She initiated an informal support group in the year 2007 where parents of children with special needs used to meet informally to discuss their challenges and success stories. During that period the concept of Ability Bhutan Society initially originated. She also had a daughter with Retts Syndrome who passed away two months after Ability Bhutan Society was officially inaugurated. Ms. Beda is very passionate mother who tries to bring positive changes in the life of children with special needs and has 25 years of working experiences with children with special needs and their families. Ms. Beda Giri is members of various association outside Bhutan and has been activity participating in Asia Region towards bringing disability forefront. At the National level she is task force members for formation of National Disability Policy, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, member of Bhutan Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) and also serves as a co-chair of National Action Coordination Group (NACG) for eliminating violence against Children.
Accounts and Administration officer
Mr. Sangay Rinchen completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Geeta College of Management and Technology, Delhi, India 2015. He joined as Accounts and Administration Officer in 2017. Previously he had worked at National Land Commission of Bhutan.
Ms.kinga Wangmo completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism and literature from Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2013. She joined ABS in March 2015. She has been trained in Project management, Result-Based Management, Child Development and Understanding individual with autism. She had volunteered at RENEW.
Ms.Chey Chey completed her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Gaeddue College of Business Studies in 2013. She joined ABS in 2015 as a Communication Officer. She has been trained in project management, fundraising and communication. She has also completed her six month certificate course in Community Initiatives in Inclusion from Mumbai in 2016.She has also volunteered at Draktsho Vocational Center for Special Youth and Children and worked as interim research assistant with SNV (Netherlands Development Organization), Bhutan.
Mr. Namgay Dorji completed Bachelor of Science in Informaiton and Technology from Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University. He joined ABS in 2012 and is one of the senior most personnel at Ability Bhutan Society. He has completed six month training in social inclusion in Japan. He has also been trained in leadership management, project development and management.
Ms. Namagy Om completed her higher Secondary education from Punakha Higher Secondary School in 2012. She joined ABS in 2015 as a Social worker. She has been trained in Counseling, early intervention, Child development, Understanding Autism, child protection, Speech, Inclusion and Inclusive education. Recently she have completed certificate course in Community Imitative in Inclusion from ADAPT(Able Disabled All People together), Mumbai, Bhutan.
Bishnu Maya Gurung
Bishnu Maya Gurung completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dr.MGR, University of Madras Chennai in 2013. She joined ABS in 2013 as a Social Worker. She has been trained in C4CD (Care for Child Development), Counseling, early intervention, pranic healing, Inclusion and Inclusive education. She has also completed her one year fellowship training at Anderson Center for Autism, New York, sponsored by Bhutan Foundation. She had interned at RENEW before joining ABS.
Mr. Chajay Rinzin Completed his higher secondary education from Reldri Higher Secondary School in 2010. He joined ABS in 2013 as a Social Worker. He has been trained in C4CD (care for child development), early intervention, child development, understanding Autism, speech, special Olympic, special education, inclusion and inclusive education. He has also worked with Simply Bhutan as assistant administration, guide and photographer.
Ms. Pema Yuden completed her higher secondary education from Tenzin Higher Secondary School in 2011. She joined ABS in 2013 as a Social worker. She has been trained in C4CD (Care for Child Development), Counseling, early intervention, Child development, Understanding Autism, counseling, services for wheelchair users, child protection, Inclusion and Inclusive education. She has also undergone training in sales and marketing. She had done her internship with Ministry of Education before joining ABS.