BASCO introduces Emergency Assistance Card.

Considering the vulnerability and the weakening safety and security situation of the Bhutanese in the SF Bay Area, the Alameda,CA based Bhutanese non profit organization, BASCO in collaboration with the Oakland Police Department and the Office of the Council man,De La Funte, has introduced Bhutanese Emergency Assistance Card(BEAC) recently, according to the organization’s press release issued here on Wednesday. Continue reading

Notification to the SF Bay Area Bhutanese/Nepalis

The San Jose branch of the Catholic Charities is receiving five Bhutanese children, all girls and minors, the oldest being 17 years old. Unfortunately they have lost their parents and need to be fostered. So the Charities is looking for Bhutanese or Nepali Families for temporary housing and long term foster care of the kids.The foster parents receive a generous reimbursement for the cost of fostering them as well as support from case workers and training.
If any Bhutanese/Nepali family wishes to give parental care to these children, who are shortly arriving there from the refugee camp in Nepal through the Third Country Resettlement Program, please kindly contact:
Ganesh Subedi
(BOD,Association of Bhutanese in America)
Phone#510-326-0804
(Or write to us at info@bhutanusa.com, we can relay the message to Mr. Subedi)

BASCO-CHELI completes an intensive training

Oakland, CA.Bhutanese Community Support Organization in America (BASCO), a California based Bhutanese non-profit organization, has  made a press release  today about the program its ancillary wing, BASCO-CHELI has attended and completed recently. This three-month intensive workshop laid focus on woman’s  health and nutrition; their responsibilities towards the promotion and preservation of culture and tradition,  role as mothers, teachers,  and above all as an integral part of the society. Continue reading

Seniors’ health Forum held at Oakland

Senior Bhutanese citizens at the program.Jain Thapa
Oakland, CA(Oct. 26) — About 40 seniors from the Bhutanese community hustled together at the waiting room of the Oakland Unified School District office in Oakland on Sunday, where they were educated on various health related issues as part of the seniors program, sponsored by Bhutanese American Community Center (BACC) in partnership with the Oakland School District.
The seniors program, now continuing on its sixth month since its inception, is a program founded by BACC, as a way to better connect the elderly population of the Bhutanese community. Continue reading

BASCO’s Deusi/Bhaili Saanjh-lesser turn out, yet, successful.

Prakash Chhetri
(California)
Slowly, one after another, vehicles of the resettled Bhutanese started plying in front of the United Methodist Church located at Buena Vista Avenue here in Alameda. A bunch of crowd was in the auditorium of the church-gossiping with their fellow mates, while a few others were just hanging out outside the church premises enjoying the cool evening breeze of the island. Continue reading

पहिलो भूटानी डीजे नाईट सफलता पूर्वक सम्पन्न

क्यालिफोर्नियाका भूटानीहरुको संघठन भूटानी अमेरिकी समुदाय केन्द्र(बी.ए.सी.सी.) द्वारा आयोजित पहिलो फण्ड रेजिंग डी.जे नाईट अत्यन्तै सफलतापूर्वक सम्पन्न भएको आयोजक माफर्त बुझिएको छ। बे एरिया स्थित बर्कली सहरको डाउन टाऊनमा रहेको भिसरॉय होटलको सम्मलेन कक्षामा गत शनिबार राती करीब ६ बजे बाट सुरु भएको कार्यक्रममा भूटानी, नेपाली,केही बिदेशी गरि कुल २५० जति दर्शक रहेका थिए। कार्यक्रममा केही बिशिस्ट ब्याक्तित्वहरुको पनि उपस्थिति रहेको जानकारी एक सहभागी भूटानी कलाकारले बताए। Continue reading

General Scenario of the resettled Bhutanese in California.

Tek Mishra
(CA,USA)
The Golden State of California was once a good place for immigrants and aliens,particularly for those who enter US to take refuge due to the fear of being persecuted in his/her native land. Earlier records reveal that this state has alone resettled about and 14.0%,12.5% and 13.9% of the total refugees admitted to the United States in 2005, 2006 and 2007 respectively. If we look back, we see that even our Bhutanese Refugee intellectuals who came to USA have sought asylum in California, the act of which speaks for itself that this far western state of the US was relatively a better place for the refugees and asylees.The Bhutanese who settled here some years ago say that it was easier to get asylum in California. Plus, the job and security situation were favorable for the newcomers in California. Continue reading