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 pizzaThe book
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
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
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
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.
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. If you would like to read more Click
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.
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!
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
“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