Tag Archives: education

Reflections on 10 Months as a School Counselor in Bhutan

Guest post by Moira Herbert, BSW University of Sydney I’m a social worker/ youth worker from a small town in Australia. Last year on a whim I applied for an ad I was sent over Facebook. At the time I truly believed I had nowhere near the level of experience that was required, but I thought it would be good to experience the interview process. Three months later I found… Read Article →

A sunset seen through storm clouds in the mountains.

A Little More about Suicide in Bhutan

As promised in my last post about Bhutan’s suicide problem, here’s a little info about religious beliefs, academic stress, and the government’s plan to address the problem. Religious Beliefs about Suicide Many of the articles I’ve read identify a need to promote spiritual identity as this is a protective factor against suicide. Bhutan is a Buddhist country where Tantric Buddhism is practiced. Beliefs around karma and reincarnation are central. Most… Read Article →

Where We Educate Our Hearts: Bringing Kids Together at Camp RUF in Bhutan

Guest Contributor: Tim Huang At the end of last year, I was invited to volunteer as a founding facilitator for Camp Rural-Urban Friendship (RUF). This annual 10-day civic education youth camp brings together over 100 underserved youth from rural and urban Bhutan in bonding, co-learning, and co-creation. Bhutan has a growing rural-urban divide and a rapid rate of rural-urban migration. The camp addresses an opportunity gap by holding educational experiences… Read Article →

October’s News

At the end of every month I’ll write a post about the current events that interested me. If I wanted to learn more or if it made me think, I’ll include it here! Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I like the Nobel Prizes. The recipients are usually a group of people I’ve not heard about who are doing work that I wish I had heard of. This… Read Article →