The Teach in Bhutan program offers teachers more than just the opportunity to teach eager students in the Land of Happiness. It is also an opportunity to generate an even larger positive impact in the greater community!
Bhutanese village of GongthungPhoto Credit: Warren Tanner
Warren Tanner has been teaching in the Bhutanese village of Gongthung for the past five months, busy with teaching a full schedule, making new friends, and learning a great deal about subsistence farming […]
From the Nation of Gross National Happiness comes a video that is bound to make you smile and maybe even dance! Check out this video that the people of Bhutan created to Pharrell Williams’ song Happy.
In other happy news, Bhutan is to host an International Happiness Conference in 2015. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that “It is a gratifying and humble experience for Bhutan to be at the center stage of the world for its development policy of GNH.”
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Tshering Choden was Bhutan’s first female archery player to compete at the Summer Olympic games, a role model for many Bhutanese young girls.
In 2004, Holger Riedel (Compass-Film) flew to Bhutan to follow Tshering Choden while she was preparing for the Olympic games in Athens. Holger produced the documentary Bhutan Bogenschutz for Olympia with assistance from Bhutan+partners. An English version was later produced and is now available on Youtube. Enjoy!!
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Trash, Trash, Trash!
Waste management has become something of a big deal for Karma Yonten, who identifies himself as Bhutan’s very own “trash guy”.
Photo Credit: Aletta André
As Bhutan is becoming increasing more developed, Yonten has realized the importance of recycling waste. In 2010, he developed the country’s first private waste management firm called “Greener Way” and with it, he is teaching the Bhutanese people the importance […]
Like our recent post about Dave Green’s awesome music club at Pakshikha MSS, we’re thrilled to share a story from BCF Teacher Martin and his lovely wife Tara at Wangdicholing LSS in Bumthang, as he experienced his birthday celebrations in true Bhutanese style!
I knew already that birthdays were not a big thing here in Bhutan. Except for very young children, nobody really celebrates their Special Day as we do in Canada. In fact, several adults […]
“When former Saultite Jamie Zeppa started writing a fictional story based on the three years she spent teaching in Bhutan, she was told it would be better as a memoir. She took that advice and never looked back.
The end result was Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan published in 1999. That same year, the memoir won the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award for Travel Writing. The book has also been published in ten countries and translated […]
Wildsight Invermere is proud to host Dasho Kinley Dorji, a journalist and government official from the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. His presentation, Within the Realm of Happiness: a Himalayan Perspective, will take place on Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Invermere Community Hall.
Tickets are $12, and $6 for students, available at Circle Health Foods, The Book Bar and online here.
Bhutan, a country most people have never heard of, is unique for […]
For the past two years, Bhutanese students Gaki and Yeshi have studied at Blyth Academy Yorkville, through a scholarship provided by Blyth Education and The Bhutan Canada Foundation. This April, Gaki & Yeshi will complete their studies and head back to Bhutan to pursue their dream of becoming doctors.
In September 2012, two new Bhutanese student scholars will arrive from Bhutan to complete two years of study at Blyth Academy.
The Student Scholar program is […]
Shirley-Dale Easley, esteemed educator and long-time friend of Bhutan, passed away February 7th.
Shirley – Dale was a supporter of Bhutan for almost twenty years and worked on a number of projects involving Bhutan throughout her career as an educator. One such project, based out of Zhemgang, saw four or five Bhutanese teachers come to Canada each winter to work with Canadian colleagues. This program helped Bhutanese teachers develop skills and empowered them to share these skills with their colleagues […]
On Friday October 7th, 2011 His Excellency, Lhatu Wangchuk, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to Canada and the United Nations and BCF Board Member, announced the appointment of Sam Blyth as Honorary Consul for Bhutan in Canada.
“I am honored by the appointment and am delighted to serve Bhutan and it’s people both as Honorary Consul and as Chair of the Bhutan Canada Foundation”, said Sam Blyth.
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The Bhutan Canada Foundation (BCF) is a registered Canadian charitable organization that works to further the development of Bhutan and its people through programs that
impact its educational and social institutions. Charitable Organization Number: 817719891RR0001. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.