Wednesday, April 14, 2021

We recently launched so if you see any technical glitches please email us at: dtimsina@bhutannewsservice.org

Bhutanese From Third Countries Join Hands For A Cause

Must Read

Under construction bridge collapsed in Bhutan killing 3 workers, missing many more

A 204 meter long bridge under construction on Wangchhu river has collapsed in Haa-Damchhu segment of the road. It collapsed...

Communities raise concerns about crimes in Columbus, OH

The Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio (BCCO) along with a few other organizations have expressed concerns over the violent...

Manual on Nepali language curriculum released

After two years of consistent effort to design the curriculum for teaching Nepali language in the Diaspora of Nepali...

A group of  Bhutanese from the third countries have joined hands with the local Nepalese in Jhapa District to help establish a non-governmental organization Sanitation, Health and Nutrition (SHAN) Study Center.

The organization is registered with the government of Nepal.

The Bhutanese feel indebted towards Nepalese in Jhapa, Nepal for sharing their meagre resources and kind hospitality for more than two decades. The Bhutanese in the third countries are now better informed, enjoy better education and income generation opportunities and are emerging in a position to give back.

The organization aims to contribute towards the socio-economic empowerment of the local community particularly those in the refugee-impacted areas under Mechi and Damak Municipalities in the areas of Sanitation, Reproductive Health, Nutrition and Child Education. The organization plans to raise resources locally; build its own endowment funds; and apply for grant assistance to local governmental bodies and international donor agencies.

SHAN Nepal works closely with local government bodies and non-profit organizations involved in the delivery of social development programs.

SHAN Nepal will serve as an outreach academic center to study the socio-economic context for the promotion of sustainable economic development. It aims to collaborate with leading national and international institutions in areas of development research.

The SHAN Study Centre is opening an avenue focusing younger generation to experience the socio-cultural setting of a developing country. Whereby, they share their knowledge and acquired skills for making a meaningful contribution towards the welfare of lesser privileged people in their erstwhile neighborhoods.

This initiative is expected to be mutually beneficial. The young Bhutanese will have the better understanding of the environment in which they were brought up, while in the refugee camps.  That would make them more determined to work hard and become successful in their pursuit.

The SHAN Study Centre also provides exchange program opportunities for students who would like to spend a semester off to gain field experience in social development or activism. More information can be obtained at www.shansc.org.

Reported by Bhuwan Gautam from MA

Latest News

A supreme court judge and army officer charged of corruption

Bhutan’s court system is once again rigged by the charges against high profile army officer and supreme court judge....

More Articles Like This