Strengthening Collaboration

August 6, 2013: The U.S. Special Education Advisory Committee with the Bhutan Foundation hosted the 6th Stakeholders Meeting for Persons with Special Needs in Thimphu. In coordination with the Ministry of Education, nineteen different organizations attended and participated in the meeting. The session started with a discussion on disability and inclusion and then focused on four learning circles:

During the session, participants were asked to join one of the learning circles – relevant to their organization – and provide work plans on programs that they could implement. The main objective of this stakeholder meeting was to strengthen the collaboration between different partners, provide a platform for better communication and present opportunities to commit to action to support the needs of individuals with disabilities. This stakeholder meeting was a continuation of the previous session held in Thimphu.