Mr. Ugyen Wangchuk joined ABS in November 2017 as its Executive Director . He holds a Masters in Special Education from Ramakirshna Mission Vivekananda University, India, Bachelors in Special Education in from Andhra University, India and Bachelors in Education from Samtise college of Education. Mr. Ugyen Wangchuk brings diverse portfolio with him as he leads ABS. Previously he had served as teacher in Saprang Central School and has over 11 years of teaching experiences and management skills. During his tenure with Ministry of Education he was involved in various studies and workshops such as Action Research on Green School, Result Analysis for the year 2010 and did his master thesis on “The need and methodology to include Special Education as Subject in the B.Ed Curriculum in Bhutan. Mr. Ugyen Wangchuk has been very passionate about disability issues in Bhutan and has also been with ABS on deputation in the year 2016 as a clinical head. Moreover, he also conducted various training program on disability.
Accounts and Administration officer
Mr. Sangay Rinchen completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kurukshetra University, India 2015. He joined as Accounts and Administration Officer in 2017. Previously he had worked at National Land Commission of Bhutan.
Ms.Sonam Choetsho completed her B.A in Media Studies and English in 2017 from Sherubtse College and in 2018 she completed her Honors in English. She joined Ability Bhutan Society in 2018 as Program/Communication Officer. Before joining ABS she interned at Bhutan Broadcasting Service limited (BBS) and Youth Development Fund.
Ms.Chey Chey completed her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Gaeddue College of Business Studies in 2013. She joined ABS in February 2015 as a Communication Officer. She has been trained in project management, fundraising and communication. She also oversees the human resource management concerns and other general office management work. 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. Currently, she is on study leave to purse her Master degree in Australia.
Mr. Namgay Dorji completed Bachelor of Science in Information 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.