Bhutan - Education
Above you will see a small sign that I came across at the Gantay Middle School. It reads:
Dear Teachers - Happy Teachers Day.
Children are not vases to be filled but candles to be lit.
Many thanks for lighting our world and catering to our unheard cries.
- class IV students
And you will see directly above the principal of the school, Mr. Dorji. Mr. Dorji kindly provided me with the following mission statement for the school.
To provide a caring, happy secure and purposeful educational setting.
Marketable students in the world of work.
Promote good relationship and discipline based on mutual respect and understanding.
Establish an education culture that will make meaning to each and ever students life.
Promote core value and ethics of Bhutanese society.
A statement, I would say, that represents well the perspective of Gross National Happiness.