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Support for Nepal

Elizabeth Shelton 04-28-2015

The earthquake was felt by some of our teachers across the country but gratefully there was no damage or casualties in Bhutan. Our condolences go out to the people of Nepal, as well as the visitors to the country and their families. A few of our BCF teachers have been lighting butter lamps for the victims of, and those still suffering from, the earthquake in Nepal.
Photo Credit: Lynne Maher - Lighting butter lamps at Gom Kora for the victims of, [...]
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Reese Ishmael currently teaches English at Mongar Lower Secondary School, and this past week he and two other teachers were chosen to coordinate Reading Day, along with 5 other local schools. This event included a 5-hour reading program, student readings and performances, prizes and refreshments, all to celebrate the “Year of the Reader”. Here is what Reese had to say after being asked to coordinate the event:
“I’ve never been asked to do anything remotely on this scale. Thousands of students […]

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Congratulations to BCF teacher Holly Krasniuk who came third in the Dantak Open Mountain Bike Race in Bhutan. With her prize money she purchased a book for each child in her school from class PP to class 6, as well as extra resources for the school and supplies for the staff. Way to go Holly!
Photo Credit: Vicky Chartres - BCF teacher HollyPhoto Credit: Vicky Chartres – BCF teacher Holly
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Blog of the Week – Picasso in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 04-10-2015

Megan Haskin is teaching English at Rangjung LSS in succession of BCF teacher Travis. Last year Travis started an Art Club and Megan has gladly stepped in to continue the clubs success!
I now have over 40 children in my club and although I thought it would be total chaos it is the total opposite. They listen to my every word and focus all of their attention when creating their art works. The first words that left my mouth on the […]

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Blog of the Week – Cat in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 04-02-2015

Continuing with our introduction to new teacher blogs, we bring you BCF teacher Catherine’s blog Cat in Bhutan. Catherine is teaching English at Dechentsemo MSS in Punakha, and shares insights and photos from her time spent teaching and enjoying local holidays in Bhutan so far!
Photo Credit: Catherine O'Brien - BCF teachers Catherine and Sebastian, and friend.Photo Credit: Catherine O’Brien – BCF teachers Catherine and Sebastian, and friend.
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Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

Elizabeth Shelton 04-01-2015

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition is an annual flower exhibition held at the Ugyen Pelri Palace gardens in Paro during Paro Tshechu. Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck is the Royal Patron of the exhibition which is dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The exhibition is open to the public and runs through to April 6th!
Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition
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Apply to Teach in Bhutan!

Elizabeth Shelton 03-26-2015

Apply Today!
This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in one of the most remote and untouched nations in the world as Bhutan moves towards an exciting and innovative transformation to a more interactive, thoughtful and participatory system of education.
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Top Five Reasons to Teach in Bhutan:

BCF teachers have the opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of their students and be a […]

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Google’s Street View vans continue to cover countries around the world, allowing people to virtually go anywhere from their computer screens. Courtesy of Google’s Street View team, you can now take A Virtual Drive Through Bhutan. Click on the links in the captions so you can explore more on your own!
The Atlantic - Google Street View
Also check out The Atlantic’s photo essay A Trip to Bhutan for some […]

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Blog of the Week – Rooftop Madness

BCF Intern 03-24-2015

Reese Ishmael is teaching English at Mongar Lower Secondary School. See how Reese is acclimatizing to the frequent celebrations in Bhutan and the meaning of community in Mongar Dzongkhag.
Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael - View from Home.Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael – View from Home.
“The clock ticks slowly here and no one ever seems to be in a hurry. People make impromptu plans as opposed to […]

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Congratulations to Bhutan’s national soccer team! On March seventeenth Bhutan won 2-1 against Sri Lanka, securing them a group stage spot in the Asian qualifications for the 2018 Soccer World Cup. This is Bhutan’s first victory in an international soccer play since 2008. Kharma Shedrup Tshering, the teams captain, exclaimed the joy of the win by exclaiming “We let them hear the roar of the Dragon.” Last-Ranked Bhutan Stuns Sri Lanka a Second Time.
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