HELP in Bhutan

Here I am in Timphu, the capital of Bhutan, for just a day and a half to talk about our forthcoming teacher training seminar at the end of June, and to establish our volunteer teacher programme in Bhutan. I was here three years ago as a tourist and had a much more relaxing time! It is well worth a visit, but expensive to come as a tourist.


  1. Jim, will you be in Bhutan in the end of June again? I will be on a site expection from June 23 to July 1st approximately. Maybe we can meet an have a look at a school. Coul be interesting to discuss support possiblilities in connection with our travels. What do you think? I am Sonja, who was the first volunteer at Mount Star Academy in Teesta Basar in 2006. Kind regards, Sonja

    1. Dear Sonja. I won’t be in Bhutan in June, having just been there, but our teacher trainer Sheena Davies will be there in the period you mention. Tell me more about what you are doing there! (Reply by email rather than the blog)

  2. I am a qualified teacher of 30 years experience teaching English, French and Spanish. In September I would like to do 3 months volunteer teaching, staying in a little guest house.I teach children of 6-16 usually. I have previously worked in nepal, Senegal and Equador. I am female and 66.
    Would there be anything for me in Bhutan? The only thing my extreme age needs is access to a western toilet !!

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