Bhutan Reading Program

We are currently recruiting for our Spring Bhutan Reading Program and the application deadline is January 31st 2016!

This is a unique experience for Teachers to spend their time in a meaningful way. This program allows Canadian teachers to travel to Bhutan for 4-weeks and act as reading mentors/teachers to children in Bhutan. The dates for the 2016 Spring Reading Program is April 7 – May 7 2016

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In order to qualify to participate in the Bhutan Reading Program individuals need to meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced and qualified Canadian Teachers (with a B.Ed and/or teaching license and five years of experience).
  • Teaching subjects should be at the elementary level or English at any level; additional qualifications in reading, literacy, English
    specialization, and ESL are highly sought.
  • English-speaking Canadians who hold a valid Canadian passport.
  • Spouses/family are not permitted to accompany Reading Program teachers unless both are teachers who fit the above criteria and participate in the Program.
  • Teachers must complete a BCF medical evaluation form with their general physician and be in excellent health.

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Questions about any aspect of the program, or about Bhutan, can also be addressed to Andrea Geddes Poole, the Executive Director in BCF’s Toronto office, 647-233-6607.

Women’s Trip

Looking for an exciting adventure? In March 2016, BCF will be taking a group of intrepid women travellers to Bhutan, and it will be a trip not to be missed.

Paro Tshechu

This ten-day trip will include hiking, white water rafting, private receptions, and unique access to historic sights. You will also have the special opportunity to meet with a current BCF teacher in their school, meet their students and see and hear about BCF’s work in Bhutan.

A highlight of the trip will include attending the  Paro Tshechu, an annual religious dance festival held to commemorate the life of Guru Padmasambhava. This festival is characterized by masked dancers in striking costumes, pictured below. This festival is an important religious and social gathering for the Bhutanese people, many of whom turn out in their finest clothes and jewellery.

downloadFurther, our hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s most revered temple will be a day unlike any other. The temple is perched on a rocky cliff above the Paro Valley.
The program fee per person is $5,900 and included in this cost is return airfare into and out of Paro International Airport, all meals and accommodations, visa and government tariff costs, as well as our private driver and professional guide.

Filled with amazing views, wonderful food, and unique experiences, BCF is certain that this trip will create memories to last a lifetime. We will be arranging a group airfare fate from Toronto to Vancouver to Bangkok, and there will be an optional 2-night stay in Bangkok to allow participants to “get over” their jet lag. With an exclusive group of only 15 women, this trip is filling up fast, and we encourage you to reserve your spot soon.

Click here for a detailed itinerary. To reserve your spot, please contact Andrea Geddes Poole at or call (647) 233 – 6607.