As orientation nears the end, the 2014 BCF teachers had the privilege of meeting the Minister of Education to Bhutan. Everyone dressed in their ghos/kiras for this special occasion. Looking great!
Photo Credit: Ashley Lenzen – BCF Boys and the Minister of Education
One of the most distinctive features of the Bhutanese is their traditional dress, unique garments that have evolved over thousands of years. Each year during orientation our teachers get the opportunity to shop for and order their gho or kira. Many teachers have found that wearing national dress is the easiest option, as it helps them to fit in and feel part of the community. It is also a comfortable and practical piece of clothing to wear every day!
Last week our new BCF teachers and their families arrived in Thimphu for orientation. We are excited to have three alumni returning and 15 brand new teachers who will join our six renewing teachers, bringing us to a total of 24 BCF teachers who will be scattered across Bhutan. Orientation seems to be going well as indicated by the smiles!
2014 Teachers outside of […]
One of the activities the teachers will be enjoying during orientation is cooking lessons! The national dish in Bhutan is called ema datshi, a very hot dish made with the beloved chilli pepper. Bhutanese don’t heavily season their food, instead they add chilli peppers to many of their dishes. Other ingredients used in Bhutan dishes include yak butter and cheese, various meat and poultry, and red rice. Another popular dish is kewa datsi. Check out BCF alumni teacher Andrea’s recipe […]Read more
Our Class of 2014 has safely arrived in Bhutan! They have travelled a short distance from Paro to Thimphu where they have begun a two-week orientation to introduce them to the country and culture, one another, and to prepare them for their classrooms and curriculum. Other activities that they will get to enjoy are a hike up to Tigers Nest, shopping for the national dress, and Dzongkha lessons!
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