“I have always believed that service to humanity is one of the greatest practice of a Bodhisattva, so I joined BCS to reinforce my belief in service before self and a commitment to contribute to the Bhutanese society in my own little way. Further, with the growing number of Bhutanese with cancer, it is important that we understand and accept the prevalence and work towards healing and providing support to those in need. Therefore, I committed to the vision and the objective of BCS.”
Mr. Dawa Penjor is the former Executive Director of Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF). BMF works towards sustaining democracy by developing the Bhutanese media through transformational initiatives that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster Freedom of Expression, Information and Press. Dawa has a Bachelor in Life Science from Sherubtse College, Bhutan and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), USA. He also studied Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School. He started his career with the Department of Information and Media under the Ministry of Information and Communications and was instrumental in the development of Information and Media in Bhutan. Having worked in the government, education and nonprofit institutions, he is knowledgeable and is an active agent of change in the Bhutanese media landscape and civil society. Dawa is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Thimphu, RI District 3292 and currently serves as the Director of Community Services for the Club.