Disrupting the Disruption: Gender, Governance and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan by Kent Schroeder & Jasmeen Chandi
“Disruption” and “innovation” are two terms that permeate current development practice and research. Standard ways of ‘doing’ development are perceived as being in urgent need of disruption if they are to meaningfully improve people’s lives. What role has Bhutan and GNH played in “disrupting” the development discourse?
Helping to build the capacity of Bhutanese students and teachers through 4-week classroom placements. Seeking volunteer teachers in 2020.
Trans Bhutan Trail
Restoring and reconnecting the historic 425 km Trans Bhutan Trail from Haa to Trashigang in partnership with Tourism Council Bhutan.
Bringing together like-minded organizations in Canada and Bhutan to work together for mutual benefit, particularly in education, while strengthening capacity in Bhutan.
School Talk with Principal Chhogyel
We had the opportunity to interview Principal Chhogyel from Haa to discuss Gross National Happiness in Bhutanese schools. Hear Principal Chhogyel speak about the ‘Educating for Gross National Happiness’ initiative and the value of wellbeing and happiness.
The Ministry of Education has released iSherig-2, 2019-2023. This is a master plan to lay the foundation and create an enabling environment for information, communication, and technology (ICT) initiatives in education. Read how this second iteration focuses on capacity building, content development, systems and infrastructure building, as well as the new initiatives for special education needs and non-formal education.
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