The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) has inaugurated its own office Friday afternoon amidst a special function.
Tika Acharya, executive director of the BCNH, informed BNS that Barbara Seebart, State Refugee Coordinator, DHHS, New Hampshire showed up as the chief guest of the inaugural function, where other guests included Dean of Southern New Hampshire University Dean, Board and Director of International Institute, Director of Immigration office- Catholic Charities, Board of Beans Foundation, Grant Coordinator of DHHS, prominent volunteers including Doug Hall, Director of Somali Development Center, officials from African American, among others.
Meanwhile, the Community has declared its programs, which are being funded by various resources in the locality. According to Acharya, Narapati Poudyal from the Community has been hired as a full time case manager for the Social Service for Bhutanese in Manchester. The project is funded by Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs, NH. Meanwhile, the Human Service Case Management for Bhutanese in Manchester funded by Beans Foundation, NH has hired Parsu Nepal.
BCNH in partnership with International Institute, English for New American and Holy cross Education initiative have created two job positions for Bhutanese to serve the community folks in Manchester. The responsibility will be shouldered by Tika Subedi and Krishna Nepal:
Acharya further informed BNS that his organization will launch Individual Development Accounts, Nepali and Sanskrit language learning program, GED, establish first Hindu Temple in NH, citizenship classes, among others.
Formed in May 2010 and formally registered as non profit in October 2010, BCNH has been actively involved in providing social service to the needy Bhutanese folks resettled in NH.