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Photo of the Week – Morning Assembly

Elizabeth Shelton 08-13-2014 , ,

This weeks photo comes from BCF teacher Ashley Lenzen who is teaching Math at Nangkhor HSS in Pemagatshel.  For students in Bhutan, their school day starts with morning assembly. Students line up in neatly straight rows and are guided through their morning prayers and the national anthem.

Photo Credit: Ashley Lenzen - Morning Assembly

Photo Credit: Ashley Lenzen – “This is how 6 out of every 7 of my mornings start here in Nangkor… morning assembly.”

“I have never been more awed than when I first took in the daily assembly at my school. Students were reporting for the first time that morning, and they lined up in perfectly straight rows by class and section with seemingly no instruction. As the assembly began, they fell silent. Student captains led the student body in their morning chanting. Perfectly in unison, the deep baritone of the older boys and the soft, melodic tones of the girls blended together in perfect harmony and filled the space between us and the mountains…It was a deeply spiritual, perfectly beautiful moment that has become one of my favourite parts of each day.” – Ashley Lenzen: Traveled Earth

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