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.
BCNH in the White House Task Force on New Americans
English for the Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is one of the prime projects of Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH). On the average, each year, approximately 400 refugees make New Hampshire their new home. Of them, majority have no written and/or oral English language skills. This makes it difficult to gain employment, meaningful integration and obtain the U.S. citizenship. Furthermore, 10% to 20% are illiterate in their own native language and have no formal education. Despite these challenges, refugees and immigrants have significantly contributed to our local economy. Additionally, their presence has enriched the cultural diversity of the Granite State. Currently, the BCNH serves over 100 students in its ESOL and Citizenship Preparation class. It is a matter of honor for the organization to state that the BCNH was highlighted in The White House Task Force on New Americans Report, 2015 for its outstanding service in offering bilingual American history and civics classes to refugees and immigrants.
Summer Camp Projects
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. [Read more]
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
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]