Helicopter! – September 2014

Helicopter! – September 2014

While I was teaching my 6th graders the sound of a helicopter came over head. The reaction of the students made me think about where I was and how simple life is in Bhutan. The kids were so excited to see this speckle of a helicopter in the air above the school. All my students … Continue reading

SEN Conference – Thimphu (July – Aug 2014)

SEN Conference – Thimphu (July – Aug 2014)

I returned to Thimphu for the national Special Educational Needs Conference organized by the Ministry of Education and the Bhutan Foundation. The Bhutan Foundation is the main supporter and sponsor for the special education program initiative in Bhutan. The SEN Conference gives the opportunity for the schools serving students with special needs to network, discuss, … Continue reading

Buddha’s Parinavara (June 2014)

Buddha’s Parinavara (June 2014)

Buddha’s Parinavara is when Buddha was enlightened. The day was spectacular for us as outsiders. It is because of events like this that we wanted to return to Bhutan and experience the culture and lifestyle. The entire village gathered in the town center to view the events. The local shop keepers provided the fronts of … Continue reading

Summer Break

Summer Break

Summer break (June – July 2014) Angie’s school holidays began on 29th of June and technically ended on the 15th of July. With school programming to begin back on the 16th of July. The holidays began with three of our great friends, Ashley, Mike and Mac hitch-hiking up to Khaling from Pema Gatshel and arriving … Continue reading

Madam Pema Yangki’s Feeding Program

Madam Pema Yangki’s Feeding Program

One aspect of school that I am particularly pleased to be a part of is the Feeding Program initiated by my friend, Pema Yangki. The Feeding Program was developed to provide much-needed nutrition to about 30 students who receive minimal diets at home – mostly potatoes and rice only. Students grow and learn best when their minds and … Continue reading