Initiated by the Loden Foundation, Made In Bhutan is a short documentary portraying the recent emergence of entrepreneurship in Bhutan. Campaign Director Hirondelle Chatelard travelled the kingdom with a Bhutanese film crew, meeting and interviewing entrepreneurs and key individuals. We posted the teaser in May and now in the hopes to inspire as many young people as possible, Made In Bhutan was officially released in Thimphu in November 2013 and continues to be shown all over Bhutan! Additionally, the Loden Foundation is […]Read more
Here’s another short documentary teaser to be added to the Bhutan Video Vault! Made in Bhutan is a short documentary created after campaign director Hirondelle Chatelard travelled to Bhutan to promote local entrepreneurship by featuring local entrepreneurs. As Hirondelle mentions “For many, Bhutan is known as the kingdom of happiness, a beautiful and harmonious haven between nature, religion and its people.” But it is important to note the importance of buying local for continued economic prosperity.
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In 1972, the 17-year old King of Bhutan asked the blasphemous question, “Why are we so focused on Gross Domestic Product? Why aren’t we more concerned with Gross National Happiness?” For nearly 40 years now, Bhutan has been reinventing itself based upon the premise that the ultimate public good a leader can provide his or her people isn’t material possessions, but instead it’s happiness or well-being. – Chip Conley, What Business Leaders Can Learn From Bhutan (Huffington Post)Hotelier Chip Conley went in search […]Read more
“Known to the world as the happiest place on earth, I got the chance to spend one month working in this beautiful and mysterious country. During that time I managed to go around and capture some of the most breathtaking landscapes the kingdom has to offer.” – Charles Lanceplaine
Bhutan : Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon from Charles Lanceplaine on Vimeo.
Filmed & Edited by Charles Lanceplaine
Music by Hamacide – “Flowers In Rain Water featuring Pei Pei”
Illustrations by zvereff.com
Special thanks to Khampa Tshering, […]
Flying Druk Air into Paro airport is always an amazing experience as it is situated in a deep valley over 7000feet above sea level. On a clear day, Druk Air offers an unrivalled view of some of the highest mountains on earth as you soar through the serene Himalayan mountain ranges.
Our teachers always find this a wonderful introduction to Bhutan and they’re currently experiencing this right now as they fly from Bangkok, Kathmandu, and Singapore this week to begin their new adventure!
As recruitment continues we thought we would dig into the BCF video vault to give everyone a glimpse into what it’s really like to teach in Bhutan. This video features BCF class of 2011 teacher Jean-Daniel Côté teaching math to one of his classes at Bidung Lower Secondary School in eastern Bhutan.
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Today we’d like to spotlight a traditional component of Bhutanese culture – the art of weaving.
Weaving is held in high esteem in all of Bhutan and carries special social significance. Taking root in a rural and rustic setting, a uniquely rich tradition of weaving has evolved over time. In Bhutan, weaving is considered a special skill identified in women and is handed down from generation to generation, mother to daughter, from family to family.
Weaving in Bhutan is today an art […]
Natalie Charlton is one of several university lecturers working in Bhutan in 2011. She is almost at the end of her time in Bhutan and we wanted to say THANK YOU to Natalie for all her hard work at Paro College of Education!
When we visited her in Bhutan, Natalie was nice enough to sit down for an interview and tell us about a typical day in Paro. Enjoy!
Don’t forget we’re still accepting applications to TEACH IN BHUTAN in 2012. […]Read more
We took a lot of video while we were in Bhutan. A lot. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to upload anything as we went along because we just didn’t have the bandwidth. Actually, we tried once but when the YouTube upload notification said “677 minutes remaining” we decided we would just have to wait until we were back home.
This video is from a lovely day spent in Bartsham, where Shauna and Julian are placed.
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