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Adventures in Bhutan

BhutanCanada 10-24-2018

Our travelers in the Land of Thunder Dragon with honorary guest, Margaret MacMillan, CC, a Canadian historian and former professor of international history at the University of Oxford.

The group will be concluding their trip with a hike to Taksang, Bhutan’s most revered temple perched on a rocky cliff above Paro Valley. We are looking forward to see pictures of their travels!
 

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Author: Choki Om, grade 9 student
This September, the students at Jakar Higher Secondary School in central Bhutan wrote their first book. It was a collection of stories and poems called We Are Bhutan. 
Book Launch Party: Students are signing books and celebrating with pizza
The book was first published on Amazon, where it currently ranks as the #43 best-selling book in its category. Students used […]

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Ever wonder what goes on in schools in Bhutan? Take a peak at the student made newsletter to learn more about their reading week “Wall Magazine” contest and their new School Museum!
 
Jakar Higher Secondary School Newsletter
 
This newsletter was made by the English Literary Club at Jakar Higher Secondary School. Thank you BCF teacher, Evan Purcell, for sharing all the great work your students are doing!
 

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When I first volunteered to teach in Bhutan, I did not expect to see my students become published writers. I thought I’d teach some classes and maybe do a few school-wide projects. I didn’t expect my students to be so ambition… and so talented.
Now, during my second year at Jakar High School in central Bhutan, I have three students who just sold their writing to publishers in America, and I couldn’t be prouder.
Our first writer is named Dorji Wangchuk. He’s […]

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Summer Reading Program: It’s a Wrap!

BhutanCanada 08-27-2018


With the summer almost at an end, it also brings the end of another very successful reading program.
Our teachers came together for a lively discussion sharing their own unique experiences and debriefing on the program. We are very thankful of the contributions each of our teachers made this summer. To each of our teachers, thank you for supporting education to youth in local communities […]

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BCF board members celebrating the appointment of our fellow BCF director H.E. Doma Tshering as Bhutan’s ambassador to Canada. Joining us is Gen(ret) Andrew Leslie PC MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Global Affairs.

 

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Craig Charles teaches at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Craig was part of our Summer Reading program 2017 and spent his month teaching English and Reading at Changangka Secondary School in Thimphu.
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With Architect Karma Wangchuk and Dasho Tashi Wangyal both products of Canada’s Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. Accompanying us is Dr. Robert Waldinger, Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Director of The Longitudinal Study.

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Another Successful Reading Program

Bhutan Canada 08-25-2017

The teachers have returned to Paro to debrief their experiences before they leave to go home. Everyone had a great experience. Looking forward to the next Reading Program in Spring 2018!

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Lobesa Library donation

Bhutan Canada 08-21-2017

This blog was written by Joy Vardy – Reading Program 2017 – who coordinated a large shipment of books to Lobesa. 
I have to share this little anecdote. It illustrates how precious books are in Bhutan.
I had donated a 4000 book library to Lobesa school in central Phunakha and shipped it to Bhutan from Australia. I was back in the country for a month to set it up. Children had been sent from class throughout the day to help me in […]

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