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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...

News
Healthcare information session for Bhutanese Community

A New Hampshire Healthy Families representative presented to a full room of community members on Wednesday morning at the Bhutanese Community of NH, Manchester office. Newly partnered with the BCNH, New Hampshire Healthy Families offered information about the benefits available to NH Medicaid clients enrolled in their plan.

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BCNH concluded its two days long training

Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) on 17th December concluded its two days long seminar to train and develop skill set required to intervene on traumatic situation and ultimately help prevent suicide and other evil activities ongoing in the community.

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Thank You BCNH

Dear Tika,
We are happy to inform you that we just mailed a check to BCNH in the amount of $500. We hope that these proceeds from the film screening at Red River Theatres will help your organization continue to fulfill its important mission.
We were hoping that you could acknowledge this donation on the BCNH website or in a newsletter. We also plan to notify local publications about the success of the film screening and the donated proceeds.
We are looking forward to the future screenings of the film and are always happy to be involved in some way

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Waiting for the King

Bhutan recently held its second round of general elections. Is the government in Thimphu serious about extending full citizenship to the Lhotshampas who remain in the country?
There had been a minor celebration that afternoon at Raj's house in central Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. A few relatives had gathered to eat cake together – the remains on small plates were still visible in the kitchen when I joined them for dinner in the evening. The reason for their shared joy was a small, off-white card, resembling that issued by any bank. Only this one had the name and picture of Raj's uncle Vivek on it, and the essential letters CID: Citizenship Identity Card.

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Two Concord teens arrested for holding Bhutanese refugees at knife point

Two Concord teens with prior arrest records are due in court this morning after attempting earlier this month to rob four Bhutanese refugees at knife point, the police announced this morning.

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Bhutanese Dashain भुटानी दशैं

गएको ५ वर्षदेखि अमेरिकाको फिनिक्स, एरिजोनामा बसोबास गरिरहेकी गँगा बराल बर्षदिन पछि आइपुगेको चाड दशैं मनाउन निकै उत्साहित छिन्।
भुटानी अधिकारीहरुले बारंबार धम्की दिन थालेपछि झण्डै दुई दशक अघि सपरिवार पूर्वी नेपाल आइपुग्दा उनी तेह्र वर्षकी थिइन्।
तर दागानास्थित दक्षिणी भुटानमा मनाएको दशैंको झझल्को उनलाई अझै आइरहन्छ।

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BCNH Continues Computer Classes

The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) began offering a computer skills course in December 2012. The course concluded in May 2013 for the first group of students, and was restarted in August for new students from the BCNH community. Classes are conducted at the BCNH offices in Manchester, NH.

The first group of students had beginning or no computer and English skills, and the course was taught with the assistance of an interpreter. The current group of students already has basic to intermediate computer skills and can speak English. In the future, students at various levels of English and computer proficiency will continue to be welcome.

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New Hampshire off to slow start in pitch for health care law

The state got approval only Monday to accept a $5 million grant to reach out to residents on Obamacare.
CONCORD, N.H. — As enrollment gets underway in new online insurance markets nationwide, a significant outreach effort is just getting off the ground in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Health Plan, which currently runs the state’s high-risk insurance pool, got approval only Monday to accept a $5 million federal grant for state-specific outreach and education about President Barack Obama’s health overhaul law. It chose six organizations that will serve as so-called marketplace assisters and plans to hire another company to develop a state website and advertising campaign.

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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. 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. 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... 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. Read more ...

Bhanu Jayanti Celebration

Bhanu Jayanti Celebration The Bhutanese community of New Hampshire celebrated 199th Bhanu Jayanti on July 21st 2012. It was organized by BCNH. Open poem competition was held on the judgment of Rajesh koirala and Devi Khanal. This competition was to bolster and upgrade our Nepali literature. Read more ...

BCNH in the News

Emergency Response

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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