To promote Bhutanese culture and lifestyle including its unique worldview of wellbeing, connect Bhutanese citizens with citizens from other parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and facilitate mutual learning.
The creation of the Learning Exchange Foundation in 2009 was inspired by the extensive travels and experience of Dr. Reiki Crins. The basis for the foundation was to meld her passion for true sustainability in the tourist sector with preservation of cultural heritage, promotion of zero emission building practices, and job creation. Rieki is now transforming this dream into reality by setting up a quality Ecolodge in central Bhutan and a community hospitality college where local Bhutanese will learn to be successful professional hoteliers. The aim of Learning Exchange Foundation is to raise awareness of Bhutanese culture in the West as well as to learn from and experience their unique holistic lifestyle and worldview. Western cultures can bring expertise to Bhutanese institutions and companies in need of know-how to render their work more professional as well as sustainable. The first project of the foundation is to set up a community hospitality college in Bumthang.