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Welcome to BCNH

The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) is a community-based not for profit organization founded in 2010 to help New Americans living in the state of New Hampshire to achieve a better quality of life. The BCNH strives to achieve this goal through need-based community development projects in the state of New Hampshire. Its role is to support and empower needy individuals and families and provide direction for successful integration into the mainstream community. Read More ...

Shaping Our Future

This report presents the findings from a participatory research project, Shaping Our Future: Integration from the Perspective of Bhutanese Young Adults in New Hampshire. This qualitative study investigates how Bhutanese young adults understand and describe their experiences, aspirations, and the opportunities available to them as they integrate into New Hampshire society. The report is formatted to reflect the different stages of the interviewees' lives, including their original connections to Bhutan, spending up to twenty years in refugee camps in Nepal, moving to the U.S., and establishing themselves permanently in New Hampshire. An analysis of integration is woven throughout and its complexity builds to mirror the process that new arrivals experience as they prepare to move, arrive in, and adjust to New Hampshire. The young adults reflect on their old and new lives, and integrate the best of both worlds into new identities, offering a unique and rich intercultural perspective to their families and communities, shaping our future.
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Summer Camp Project

Realizing the importance of offering extra help to Bhutanese students for them to excel in their studies and to improve their English skills, the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) in partnership with the New England Farm Workers Council launched summer camp project as a pilot program in July & August, 2012. The program was focused on helping students advance their English (vocabulary, writing, comprehension) skills, assisting with SATs, ACTs, TOEFL and all other college entrance preparation classes. In addition to that, this summer program also had mentoring classes, exploring careers sessions, researching lessons, leadership training, event planning and management classes, field trips, speeches from inspirational people to address the needs of the students.Read more...

Nepali Learning Project

Nepali Learning Project Nepali Learning Project was launched from May 2011in Concord and from August 2012 in Manchester by Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) with an objective of preserving and promoting Nepali language, literature, culture, arts and heritage. There is no denying the fact that with the wave of resettlement in new home where English is used all around; children slowly started losing their mother tongue, which resulted into generation gap between parents and children. Read more ...

English & Civics Learning Project

English & Civics Learning Project Bhutanese are the most peace loving and patriotic people in the world. They never react on the atrocities of the government even when they lost everything. They rather left their own country for the sake of king’s happiness and spent the most pathetic refugee life for over two decades.They clearly understand how painful it was when the Royal Government of Bhutan forcefully snatched their citizenship despite them being loyal to the country and the king and contributed as much as they could for making modern Bhutan. Read more ...

Honoring High School Graduates

Honoring High School Graduates The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) strongly believes that education is a key to success no matter where you live. Education can never be stolen nor can it be destroyed. It is a matter of fact that education helps break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, contributes to stronger economies, supports healthier and prosperous families, and helps bring sustainable peace in the world. The BCNH realizes to recognize academic excellence among high school ... Read more ...

Deepawali Celebration

Deepawali Celebration The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) has organized and performed Deusi-Bhaili program on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, 2069 BS (October 2012) in the state of New Hampshire. The event was organized with the four fold objectives of; 1. Staying connected with our language, culture and art; 2. Creating enduring legacy for future generation of Bhutanese community in the state of New Hampshire through stewardship of Bhutanese heritage and ... Read more ...

Bhanu Jayanti Celebration

Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Every year since 2009, the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) is observing Bhanubhakta Memorial Day, popularly known as Bhanu Jayanti with fanfare on Aaswin, 29th. Bhanu Bhakta Acharya is called Aadikavi, meaning the first poet of Nepali language. The title 'Aadikavi' was first used to Bhanubhakta by another Nepali literary figure, Motiram Bhatta in 1981. While writing Bhanubhakta's biography, Motiram termed him as Adikavi, not because he was the first poet in Nepali but because he was the first poet who wrote with an understanding of the inner essence of poetry..
Bhanubhakta translated the epic Ramayan into Nepali from Sanskrit. He is well respected among the Nepali-speaking populations for his extraordinary contribution to Nepali literature and language. Born in 1814 AD at Chundi Ramgha of Tanahun in 1814 AD, Bhanubhakta was taught at home by his grandfather, Shree Krishna Acharya. His poems and other literary works have well depicted social and cultural aspects of Nepali way of life. .
The BCNH celebrates Bhanu Jayanti to honor the literary contribution of Bhanubhakta Acharya in Nepali literature and to preserve and promote Nepali language and literature in Diaspora. Read more ...

BCNH in the News

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Fire in Bhutanese Refugee Camp

The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) is well aware that emergencies knock down everyone across the board and they require prompt action and response to reduce further damage.  More details ...

Documentary about the story of the Bhutanese Refugees that follows the community from the camps in Nepal to the United States. Filmed by New Hampshire filmmaker Doria Bramante's Read More...

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