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Bhutan’s Artistic Expressions!

BCF Intern 11-20-2013

After Kelly Dorji took up art and got more involved into the art scene, he realized that Bhutan lacked spaces to promote local Bhutanese contemporary art, and so he established the Terton Gallery in 2011.
Terton Gallery, Thimphu, Bhutan (Photo Credit: Art Radar)
Art Radar spoke with Kelly Dorji to find out more about contemporary art in Bhutan (Buddhas, dragons and horses, oh my! Contemporary art in Bhutan – Terton Gallery interview). The gallery aims to provide […]

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With the school year coming to a close, BCF teacher Andrea Chisholm reflects back on her time spent educating her Class 2 at Chumey Middle Secondary School.
Photo Credit: Andrea Chisolm - Class 2 Chumey Middle Secondary School 2013Photo Credit: Andrea Chisholm – Class 2 Chumey Middle Secondary School 2013
“To my dear little friends in Class 2,
I wanted to write you a letter (that you might read […]

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It is amazing what happens when people decide to open their hearts and are able to provide support for those around them. When BCF teacher Matt Stretton posted a Wish-List for Yangchen Gatshel LSS back in October, he received an outpour of generosity throughout the month.
Stretton, Matt - dancing
“The response from family and friends in Australia and across the world has been extraordinary and […]

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The Black-Necked Crane Festival

BCF Intern 11-14-2013

The Black-necked Crane Festival is upon us!
Chisholm, Andrea - Black Cranes FestivalPhoto Credit: Andrea Chisholm“Above us four elegant cranes circled in formation! They circled around and around gracefully, gradually getting higher and higher until they passed out of sight. The perfect highlight of the day to see these special and vulnerable birds.“
The annual festival aims to brings awareness to the conservation and […]

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At the Lower Secondary School in Yurung, students are learning ways to grow and produce their own organic foods as part of the Agriculture Programme initiated into the school’s curriculum in 2002. Classes on Agricultural Gardening came under way through a joint initiative by two ministries of the Royal Government of Bhutan: Agriculture and Education.
Karma Yangzom, a student at Yurung LSS. Photo Credit: WFP/Angeli Mendoza
Students get to enjoy the food they so-carefully […]

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For many of our BCF teachers, Bhutan is a place they call home and no matter the duration, their time in Bhutan will always be a precious one. The experience of returning back ‘home’ is both a wonderful and touching experience. BCF teacher Sabrina Soares recently wrote about her emotional return to Chumey in this week’s blog of the week.
Sabrina Soares
On her way to the Gangtey nunnery where is presently teaching, she stopped by a few […]

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Join Our Annual BCF Celebration

Elizabeth Shelton 10-29-2013

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Photo of the Week – Cars and Cows

BCF Intern 10-28-2013

A cow decides to take a break and parks itself between two cars in this week’s Photo of the Week!
IMG_4690I can’t back out because there’s a cow in my way!
BCF teacher Brick Root has captured this amusing moment and says that it is quite normal to see in Bhutan!
“The acceptance of all living critters is prevalent here. The sight of the cow parallel […]

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What happens when your students ask for a class picnic? You say yes, of course! BCF Teacher Heather Robertson took her 9B students of Chukha HSS for a good ol’ class picnic! Everyone was ready and willing to help out: one student collected cash, everyone brought a small bag of rice, and Heather herself went grocery shopping with some of her students. They had to make two trips to Heather’s home in order to deposit all the copious food!
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National Order of Merit: His Majesty The King, yesterday, awarded the National Order of Merit, Gold, to Sam Blyth and Nancy Strickland, in recognition of their personal commitment to promote relations between Bhutan and Canada, and their contributions in the field of education for over 25 years.
Kuensel, National Order of Merit - Sam&Nancy
Sam Blyth is the Chair of the Bhutan Canada Foundation and the […]

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