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Taking matters into their own hands

A group of women are maintaining the farm road that leads to their village

Community: With kiras hiked up above their ankles and wearing flip flops, more than 20 women armed with spades are slicing stones and making gravel.

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Abandoned family finds hope

Charity: Namgay Lhamo’s youngest son was only ten months old when her husband abandoned the family in 2012. For a mother of four, life had suddenly turned upside down.

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A school for eight students

The ECR is likely to close down from the next academic session

Education: Despite having to walk for more than an hour to reach his school, nine-year-old Kinley Wangchuk’s parents are not willing to send him to a central school.

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Being better parents

Teachers, parents, and their children come together to solve an emerging problem

Parenting: “Two things I dislike are alcohol and We-Chat. These make my parents quarrel,” read one of the quotes on a board at the Khasadrapchu middle secondary school (KMSS).

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Bumthaps love their sunflower seeds

Culture: Elsewhere in the world, sunflower is cultivated for oil extraction. This is not the case is in Bumthang. They cultivate sunflowers for the seeds. The seeds are a popular snack for the Bumthaps.

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