Deki Choden is the founder of Early Learning Centre Primary School and Educating for Lifelong Citizenship High School. She was one of the first women lecturers at Sherubtse College and has served as a teacher and principal for over 30 years. She is a proponent of โ€œEduCARING for Universal Happinessโ€ โ€“ the belief that educating the heart is as important as educating the mind to realize the vision of Gross National Happiness in education.