Oct 08: Speakers at a farewell program have stressed on need of the continual support of Caritas-Nepal in Bhutanese refugee education program.
In a farewell function to bid bye to Father Verkey, the field director of Sub-office of Caritas- Nepal in Damak, Jhapa today, speakers of the program said that the support of Caritas-Nepal was inevitable.
Camp secretaries of various camps including chairperson of Bhutanese Refugee Repatriation Representative Committee Dr Bhampa Rai, among others attended the farewell function.
At his last moment with refugees, Father Verkey, during the function, expressed hopes that Caritas-Nepal would be assisting Bhutanese refugees in educational sector. He also pointed out the need of qualified teachers inside camp-based schools.
Meanwhile, Caritas-affiliated Youth Friendly Centre has released an album ‘samjauta’ (meaning- compromise) during the function. Samjauta comprises lyrics and songs by young refugee artists depicting the talents of youths in camps.
Father PS Amal Raj SJ, former field director of Caritas sub-office in Damak, will again shoulder the responsibility for the same post.
Caritas-Nepal has been assisting the education program for Bhutanese refugees since the establishment of camps.
By Arjun Pradhan/BNS