BCNH in the White House

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.

 

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