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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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Class of 2015 Profile: Rebecca Story

Elizabeth Shelton 12-12-2014

Today we we are pleased to introduce you to returning BCF teacher Rebecca Story. Rebecca spent two years teaching at Phongmey Primary School in Eastern Bhutan in 2012 and 2013. Upon her return to Bhutan she will be teaching English at Gyetsa LSS in Bumthang!
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Becky Story joins us again from Colorado. Originally she went to Cumberland College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Public […]

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Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, has plenty of sites to visit and delicious food to eat all over the country.
The Culture Trip is a great website highlighting some of Bhutan’s many venues to experience local food and art as well as a reading list of authentic Bhutanese literature! These are only a few of the great places our teachers visit to  learn about the fascinating culture of Bhutan!
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We are excited to share with you some of the amazing school development projects our teachers have been working on within their schools! For 2014, the School Development Program is funded by the EuroCan Foundation, which focuses on conservation issues, particularly as they relate to renewable energies, climate change and sustainability.
Water Tap KevinPhoto Credit: Kevin Kilkuskie
Kevin Kilkuskie’s waste management project at the Bidung Lower Secondary School, “Clean […]

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Destination Druk Yul 2: Flying to Bhutan

Bhutan Canada 04-09-2014

The BCF Toronto office has arrived to Bhutan!
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Getting to Bhutan is not an easy task – especially coming from North America. Our teachers often have a transit time of between 25 and 50 hours (and 3 or 4 flights) but once they arrive to Paro, they already know it’s worth it.
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Class of 2014 Profile: Bret Parrish

Elizabeth Shelton 12-27-2013

Today, we are happy to introduce another adventurous teacher joining our class of 2014! Bret Parrish will be replacing Brick Root at Gaselo HSS in Wangdue and will be teaching English.
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Bret Parrish hails from a small town in Texas.  Growing up he loved books and basketball above all else, and some things never change.  College, at least the first go-around, was truly […]

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Bhutan’s Artistic Expressions!

BCF Intern 11-20-2013

After Kelly Dorji took up art and got more involved into the art scene, he realized that Bhutan lacked spaces to promote local Bhutanese contemporary art, and so he established the Terton Gallery in 2011.
Terton Gallery, Thimphu, Bhutan (Photo Credit: Art Radar)
Art Radar spoke with Kelly Dorji to find out more about contemporary art in Bhutan (Buddhas, dragons and horses, oh my! Contemporary art in Bhutan – Terton Gallery interview). The gallery aims to provide […]

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