In an undaunted commitment to reach the target of $50,000 raised for establishing public libraries in rural Bhutan, Claire Thomsen a 15 year old girl from Malibu High school, California, attained her goal to be donated to READ Bhutan.
Claire is now in Bhutan to meet her beneficiaries of her hard work and determination, at a place called Chuzeygang, Sarpang where a public library is constructed by the community effort.
In her mission, Claire partnered with READ Global which is working in rural parts of India, Nepal and Bhutan helping to establish community reading centers and libraries.
Claire first visited Bhutan in 2009 with her parents and was deeply moved by the ignorance of Bhutanese children living in rural areas. The first community library was established in Ura, Bumthang.
Taking opportunity of the spring break, off from the school, Claire flew to Bhutan to share her heart.
On December 11, 2011, Claire organized a fund raising event at Linda Hamilton’s House in Malibu, CA during which she was able to raise $10,000 in a day. The event was attended by Thinley Choden, the country director of READ Bhutan whom Claire donated the raised money.
Claire Thomsen maintains her blog www.mybhutaneselibrary.com to post all events and her dedications for building library in Bhutan.