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Toronto born BCF teacher Warren Tanner talks more in depth about his School Development Project, Gongthung Greenhouse in a post from Green Metropolis, an online community that empowers the people and city of Toronto to live greener.
Photo Credit: Warren Tanner - Construction of Gongthung GreenhousePhoto Credit: Warren Tanner – Construction of Gongthung Greenhouse
With our newly constructed greenhouse, Gongthung Middle Secondary School will be able to participate for the first […]

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Kuensel Online – Junior Guiding Program

Elizabeth Shelton 11-05-2014

BCF teacher Matthew Stretton is currently teaching English at Yangchen Gatshel Lower Secondary School in Thimphu. Matt has been developing a Junior Guiding Program at his school to provide tourists with the opportunity to experience a glimpse into the traditions and culture in Bhutan, guided by the students! The idea for the program arose out of the many excellent experiences he and his wife Lucy had when visiting their students’ homes, or being guided by them through the local forests. 
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Tshangkha is Happy!

Elizabeth Shelton 10-30-2014

Inspired by Happy Bhutan, BCF teacher Sarah Diamond and students from Tshangkha Lower Secondary School completed a video for their schools variety show! The intention was to celebrate the school’s beauty and build relationships within the school community. Showing off some light-hearted aspects of school life in the midst of some intense exam preparation!

Check out Sarah’s blog Sarah Out and Abhut and her video here!

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Photo of the Week – Sarah and Students

Elizabeth Shelton 09-02-2014

BCF teacher Sarah Diamond is currently teaching English at Tshangkha LSS, in Trongsa. This is Sarah’s second year teaching in Bhutan and you can read all about her fun and sometimes humorous adventures here – Sarah Out and Abhut!
Photo Credit: Sarah Diamond - Sarah and her studentsPhoto Credit: Sarah Diamond – Sarah and her students
 

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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 […]

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Continuing on with our Stories From the Field, we bring you an anecdote from BCF teacher Valerie Robert who is currently teaching English at Rukubji PS in Wangdue.
Rukubji PS_2Rukubji PS, Wangdue
It is hard to find simply one moment and one story to illustrate life in Bhutan. It’s more akin to a tapestry of moments colorfully woven together. You wake up pondering what today will bring, and you go to bed […]

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We are happy to share another inspiring story from the field! This week, BCF teacher Kyle McGee; who is currently teaching at Trongsa Primary School in Trongsa; participated in managing 400+ students for a reading event held at the school in August.
Photo Credit: Kyle McGee - Class 6 girl helping class 4 boyPhoto Credit: Kyle McGee – Class 6 girl helping class 4 boy
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Recently, we have received some incredible stories from our teachers in the field and today, we are excited to bring you one from BCF teacher Ashley Huffmon, currently in her second year teaching at Kanglung PS. Ashley has undertaken the task of revamping her school’s toilet facilities as part of a School Development Project. For 2013, the School Development Program is funded through a grant from the EuroCan Foundation. The EuroCan Foundation focuses on conservation issues, particularly as they relate to renewable energies, […]

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We’re happy to have another wonderful and inspiring story come from BCF teacher, Reidi who taught at Autsho MSS in Lhuntse, and helped improve the library with a School Development Grant from BCF. This is one of the many Stories from the Field.

Before Renovations.

“The Library Improvement Project that has been done at AMSS has been just that: improving. I think one of the most positive outcomes of this project has been that the students themselves were […]

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Continuing with Stories from the Field, we’re happy to share BCF teacher, Iman’s story, of her experience at Rukubji Primary School.


From the first day, I began the routine of taking a walk after school.
An athlete at home, I needed a way to keep my body moving and wind down after teaching. Since Rukubji is a small village surrounded by mountains and forest, there are beautiful paths to walk. Yet the best walks have been […]

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