After a series of meetings, resettled Bhutanese in the UK have reached to a decision and declare the launching of Bhutanese Welfare Association in the UK.
Refugee Action, the resettling agency and the Gateway Programme helped the Bhutanese refugees in the UK to facilitate meetings and streamline the need of a community organization.
After several rounds of meetings, objectives have been set and a constitution is adopted.
An interim committee of eight members from the resettled Bhutanese is constituted headed by Prem Giri as its Chairperson, KN Pokhrel as treasurer and Amit Budathoki as its Secretary. A student of Charter Accountancy (ACCA) in the Manchester Metropolitian University, UK, Giri is a resettled refugee from Beldangi II Extension.
As informed by the committee, the Association is entrusted with the responsibility of organizing the forthcoming Dasai festival and conduct General Election in the nearest possible time frame.
“It took us months together to reach to this stage. We thank the Refugee Action and Gateway Programme for their continuous support and guidance in streamlining our community organization,” said Giri.
It is also informed that Refugee Action has expressed its willingness to work in partnership with the Association in resettling new Bhutanese refugees in the UK and in meeting the service needs of the resettled Bhutanese in this country.
With inputs from Durga Giri from UK.