Ms. Kezang Choden
Kezang Choden joined READ Bhutan in July 2010 as a Field Coordinator. Before taking on the role of Country Manager, she served READ Bhutan as the Program Officer from 2012 to 2015, and Program Manager from 2016 to April 2019. With over eight year of experience in community development.
Focused on literacy, education, women’s empowerment and economic empowerment, Kezang is responsible for overseeing all operations and programs for READ in Bhutan. Kezang has managed several community development programs, worked with different donors and partners and has rich experience in effectively mobilizing communities for READ Bhutan’s development initiatives across all nine READ Centers in the country.
Before READ, Kezang worked for Kuzoo FM, a youth radio station as the program coordinator. She graduated from North Bengal University in India with honors in literature in 2006. She also has a post-graduate diploma in radio journalism from Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, India.
Mr. Kinley Penjor
Finance and Administration Officer
Kinley Penjor studied a Bachelor’s of Computer Application from Bharathiar University in Tamil Nadu, India. He earned his certificate in Financial Management from the Swiss Agency Development for Cooperation in Thimphu, Bhutan in 2016 and a Certificate in Tally Implementation from Niche Financial Services in 2017 followed by a Certificate in Financial Management and Auditing from the prestigious Institute of Management Studies in Thimphu in December 2017.
Before READ Bhutan, Kinley worked for three years Hi-Tech Company Pvt Ltd, an Engineering company in Punakha as an administrator officer from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, he started work with Bhutan Transparency Initiative as an Administrative and Finance Officer until July 2019.
Ms. Rinchen Choden
Rinchen joined the READ Bhutan team in August of 2012 as a field coordinator. Rinchen received her BS in Human Ecology with majors in Social Technology (Development Studies) from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. During her four year stay, she worked with several grassroots organizations on community development and livelihood programs. She did on-the –job training with Aboitiz Power Renewable Inc. under their CSR department in the Philippines. She also did a three month internship with the UNDP Environment unit in Bhutan.