Announcements

Call to Bhutanese American non-profit organizations for research participation

I am conducting a study to learn the problem faced by the Bhutanese community-based organizations in the U.S and seeking two adults (ages 18 and over) from each organization: The board chief and CEO/President to volunteer to participate in an online survey questionnaire that will be sent out in Fall 2016. Volunteers must: Be be 18 years or older. Current or former Board Chief and Chief Executive Officers. Be able to fill out an online survey questionnaire

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Our Heart is with the People of America

Non-Resident Bhutanese (NRB) would like to express heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones because of the barbaric terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando, Florida. We condemn such heinous, terrorist attack anywhere in the world. Our heart bleeds when it happens in our newly adopted country, the United States of America. We consider extremely fortunate to become American citizens and enjoy the rights and privileges that

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1 Photo. 6 Words. #Veto Violence: Using Social Media to Encourage Actions that Prevent Suicide

Are you committed to suicide prevention? The site of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tips. To raise awareness of suicide prevention, CDC and SAMHSA are sponsoring a social media project, 1 Photo, 6 Words #Vetoviolence   Participants could share their actions to help prevent suicide on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #VetoViolence. Follow the Rules Compose six words and take a photo or create a unique image

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NRB wishes Dasara & Diwali

NRB sends its greetings for Dasai and Tihar and looks forward learning yours experience through postings in Facebook and emails. Let us enjoy the festival seasons with friends and family members hoping that we will be able to celebrate such events in Bhutan with hopes and aspirations that we have carried for many years.

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Sewa International announces job opportunity

SEWA International announced that they received Americorps Federal Grant in Houston. Under which they will recruit new VISTA volunteers every year. This year, they are looking for someone who can expand our programs in Houston under the grant. " Because we specifically work with the Bhutanese community, this time we are looking for people who can understand and speak the language." Kriti Arora of Sewa Said. The grant supports relocation so people

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ORR warns refugees against fraud

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) would like to warn you of a new fraud scheme to rob refugees of personal data, which can be used to commit identity theft. Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC), an ORR grantee from Iowa, reports that last week some of their clients were visited by two men claiming to  be cell phone company representatives.  These men went door to door asking refugee families for their social

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Stories of Hope and Wellness in the Bhutanese Community
Office of Refugees and Immigrant (ORR) posts the funding opportunity announcement

The ORR, within the U.S Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the funding opportunities today and invited eligible ethnic community based organizations through the Self Help Grant. The grant is specifically designed to provide services to newly arriving refugees in the United States with an objective of strengthening ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations, and to ensure ongoing support and culturally

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Deadline to declare interest for TCR announced

On April 2, UNHCR Nepal began an information campaign in the Bhutanese refugee camps to publicize the upcoming deadline to submit a declaration of interest in resettlement. The deadline for Bhutanese refugees to declare interest in the group resettlement program is June 30, 2014. The international community has been resettling Bhutanese refugees from Nepal since 2008. Of the 107,800 refugees in the camps at the beginning of the program, 89,000 have

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