Student Newspaper a Huge Success

In June, we told you about the KPS Observer, a brand new student newspaper launched by BCF teacher, Lisa Phu, at Kanglung Primary School. As a BCF school development project, Lisa and the KPS Observer student team have received funding support to print more issues of the newspaper, which are distributed to students throughout the school.

Now the second issue of the KPS Observer is out and people are taking notice! Last week the Bhutanese newspaper, Keunsel, profiled the newspaper club and Lisa!


Issue #2 of the KPS Observer is now available. Read below!

KPS Observer Issue #2

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BCF Founder Becomes Honorary Consul

On Friday October 7th, 2011 His Excellency, Lhatu Wangchuk, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to Canada and the United Nations and BCF Board Member, announced the appointment of Sam Blyth as Honorary Consul for Bhutan in Canada.
“I am honored by the appointment and am delighted to serve Bhutan and it’s people both as Honorary Consul and as Chair of the Bhutan Canada Foundation”, said Sam Blyth.
Congratulations Sam!

Gross National Happiness on the World Stage

Check out this great article from the Toronto Star on happiness as global public policy. Great mention of Bhutan’s development of the policy of Gross National Happiness.

“Happiness is grabbing an enormous amount of attention in terms of global public policy. A resolution passed at the UN General Assembly in July stated that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal” embodying the globally agreed targets in the Millennium Development Goals.

UN member-states along with civil society groups and foundations also embraced the offer of Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan country that uniquely has adopted the concept of gross national happiness over gross domestic product as the barometer of developmental success, to convene a panel discussing happiness during the current General Assembly session in New York.”