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“I sense this may be and will be a life-altering experience- but I’m not yet sure in what ways….”

Mary Ann Pruyser, one of BCF’s volunteer teachers this summer, has given us a look into her pre-departure thoughts. This month marks the take off of our Summer Reading Program. We’re sending 16 amazing teachers, including Mary Ann, to embark on a trip of a lifetime, acting as reading mentors to students in Bhutan. Understandably, these teachers have a lot on their […]

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Life in Bhutan

BCF Intern 03-09-2016

Have you ever wondered what the day to day life is like in Bhutan? One of our current teachers Josh Cook writes a great blog post on his walk to the bakery. Through this post he is able to paint a picture of life in Bhutan. A must read for anyone interested in our Teach In Bhutan Program or our Summer Reading Program. Let Josh’s writing take you to the hills of the Bhutanese countryside.
Check out the post here: http://jcook-onthemove.blogspot.ca/2016/03/a-walk-to-bakery.html
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Reasons to Teach in Bhutan!

BCF Intern 03-02-2016

Looking for another reason to Teach in Bhutan? We are loving this article by Intrepid Travel about reasons why Bhutan might be the most liveable country in the world! If you are interested in experiencing Bhutan, apply to Teach in Bhutan by March 31st!
Colourful festival in Bhutan
What is your favourite part of living in Bhutan? Let us know below!

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Meet the Class of 2016!

BCF Intern 02-18-2016

Teach In Bhutan’s Class of 2016 arrived in Bhutan in January, and they are just settling into their new homes and classrooms. We would love to tell you about how wonderful they are, but we are going to let them introduce themselves!

Front Row (left to right): Sonam Choki (Ministry of Education), Valerie Ball, Meena Subba (Bhutan Canada), Laura Jenkins, Madame Secretary Aum Sangay […]

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Apply to Teach in Bhutan now!

Caroline Geddes Poole 02-17-2016

BCF is looking for qualified teachers to teach in Bhutan starting in January 2017.
The Bhutan Canada Foundation works in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Bhutan to send highly qualified English-speaking teachers to teach in public schools across the country. BCF teachers support the further improvement of the Bhutanese6jOTHwOyWd-Vdp4YVCZ3uEY2PWhw7soO5TsW9ketyg4 education system by modelling innovative teaching techniques, providing professional development to colleagues and encouraging […]

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BLOG OF THE WEEK: Highlighted School Events

Elizabeth Shelton 01-29-2016

Tashi Delek! Check out Reese Ishmael, a 2014-2015 BCF teacher Slideshow of the highlighted events at Mongar Lower Secondary School!

Events like the annual marathon, school Rimdro, sport tournaments, school picnic and more bring the MLSS, (Mongar Lower Secondary School) community together. See the full video here, Slideshow.

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Bhutan Reading Program

BCF Intern 01-06-2016

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 […]

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Women’s Trip

Caroline Geddes Poole 01-02-2016

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, […]

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Lynne’s Solar Lights Project

BCF Intern 12-15-2015

One of our teachers Lynne Maher worked on a solar lights project in her community in Bhutan. These are useful for when there are power outages and students want to study after sun down. The photo posted below was taken after dark with only the solar lights brightening the Multipurpose hall! How cool is that?! Our teachers are doing pretty amazing things in Bhutan and we are proud of all of them. Way to go Lynne! 


The project could not […]

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BLOG OF THE WEEK: Puja

Elizabeth Shelton 12-01-2015

Have you ever heard of a Puja? Well, a Puja is an expressions of “honour, worship and devotional attention”. Current BCF Teacher Catherine O’Brien describes her time at the annual Puja with members of her community. Sit tight because she tells stories of drinking from human skulls and watching cow skin dry! Catherine ties her Puja experience back to the experience of Thanksgiving. Reminding us all that while cultures are very different we all are human beings and community, celebration […]

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