UNICEF’S NATIONAL YOUTH AMBASSADOR, BHUTAN
Popular Bhutanese singer and songwriter Sonam Wangchen, 16, was announced as UNICEF National Youth Ambassador in Bhutan on November 20.
The appointment–marked on World Children’s Day– makes Sonam Wangchen UNICEF’s first ever Bhutanese national ambassador.
In his role as UNICEF Youth Ambassador, Sonam will use his singing, popularity and digital presence to engage with young people and empower them to speak about the issues they face, besides speaking on online safety and violence against children.
Sonam rose to fame after his song called ‘choethom da’ in 2015 became a super hit. Since then, Sonam has performed in national events, charitable concerts and worked on original soundtrack for movies and, written and sung numerous hit songs.