Des Moines, IA, January 15, 2017: Bhutanese Community in Iowa (BCI) has inaugurated an office building amidst a function today, January 15, 2017. The new community office is located at 4121 SE 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50320.
The mission of the organization is to establish BCI as a common forum for enhancing the quality of life of all the resettled Bhutanese population living in Iowa through empowerment, collaboration and cooperation; and to promote, protect, and preserve distinctly rich cultural values in order to maintain identity as Bhutanese Americans.
Founded in September 2011, BCI is a not-for- profit community organization in Des Moines, Iowa. The community seeks to work for the religious, charitable and educational welfare and the promotion and protection of the rich culture of the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese people living in Iowa. Presently, about 500 households comprising roughly a total of 4500 people live in Des Moines and its outskirts. The population is expected to be little higher- for people from other states are reported migrating to this city for better job opportunities, affordable housing and the placement of refugees from the camps in Nepal is still continued in this city.
Nabin Khadka, the General Secretary of BCI, contributed to this report-ED