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Happy Holidays from BCF!

Elizabeth Shelton 12-24-2014

All of us here at the Bhutan Canada Foundation wish everyone a happy holiday season! The BCF Toronto office will be closed December 24th – 28th and January 1st – 4th, to celebrate the holidays. In a months time our class of 2015 teachers will arrive in Bhutan. Make sure to keep up with the blog as we’ll be introducing the rest of the BCF teachers. We can’t wait for what lies ahead in the New Year!
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Give the Gift of Education. Support BCF!

Elizabeth Shelton 12-19-2014

“My students are motivated, kind and hilarious. The belief in Bhutan is that education is the only way to improve one’s circumstance. My students’ kindness, respect and gratitude make my work worthwhile. Replicating their positive attitude helps me to notice the incredible beauty around me…If nothing else; my students have taught me the power of positive thinking and the need for great teachers in every school on Earth…” – Mackenzie Walton Tsebar LSS, Pemagatshel
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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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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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Are you interested in travelling to Bhutan? Would you like to get involved with The Bhutan Canada Foundation? If so, consider joining our Annual Chairman’s Trip, led by BCF Founder and Chair, Sam Blyth, for an insider’s view of Bhutan including visits to BCF teachers in the field, receptions, private dinners and special access to sites across the country.Dates in country: April 1 – 10, 2012Cost: $4,920 + AirfareHighlights: Paro, Tiger’s Nest, Thimphu, Punakha Valley, Bumthang, Dochula Pass, school visits, […]

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Enter Our Contest and Win

Bhutan Canada 03-01-2012

Win a signed copy of Jamie Zeppa’s “Beyond the Sky and the Earth: a Journey into Bhutan“!

To enter:
In the comments field below, answer the question:
“If you could travel to Bhutan for only one day what would you like to see?”
Get up to four additional entries by: 1. Subscribing to BCF’s email newsletter. Come back and let us know you’ve subscribed in an additional comment below.
2. Becoming a fan of The Bhutan Canada Foundation on Facebook. […]

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A Letter From Our Chair

Bhutan Canada 12-12-2011

Dear Friends,

Last April I traveled across Bhutan to visit teachers placed in Bhutan through the Teach in Bhutan program. For several weeks I drove across the country by auto, teetering on the edge of sheer drops and climbing some of Bhutan’s highest mountain passes. I saw schools in some of the country’s most remote communities and met students from all over Bhutan, some of whom have left the family home in pursuit of education. In one community, I met […]

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Support School Communities in Bhutan!

Bhutan Canada 08-03-2011

Our teachers make a difference. You can too.
BCF teachers make a difference in the classroom everyday. Outside the classroom they work just as hard by championing school development projects, which support the unique needs of their school community. Our teachers lead projects that engage students and focus of developing new skills and building community.
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Current projects include: 

Photo Club at Ranjung HSS
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“Use your creativity for a cause and enjoy a spot at Cannes!” 
What it is: You Tube has partnered with the 58th Cannes International Film Festival on an interesting new program called Good Work, which gives creative professionals the opportunity to use their skills to make a difference and gain recognition for their work.
How it works: Non profits all over the world often lack the resources and time to create truly spectacular promotional videos for their cause. These […]

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The Bhutan Canada Foundation is now offering the limited edition signed Robert Bateman print “Cranes of Bhutan” for sale on Ebay. This beautiful print is one in a set of illustrations from the book, “Birds of Heaven”, and has never before been offered for sale. The cranes pictured are held sacred in Bhutan, where they are often seen as harbingers of heaven and omens of longevity and good fortune.
All prints are signed by Robert […]

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