19/August 2019


August 19, 2017 was a memorable day for members of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron. The University of Akron hosted the BCAA Annual Festival 2017 in the Student Union Ballroom and several momentous events occurred that day. One of those events is described in another blog page and that was the surprise announcement by […]

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07/May 2016

Mental Health First Aid Seminar

    Because of recent concerns about increased suicide rates and instances of other mental health problems in the greater bhutanese community, BCAA sponsored training in mental health first aid at the Patterson Park Community Center on May 7, 2016.  This training gave participants an overview of common mental health problems, introduced them to a […]

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17/April 2016

Making the BCAA Movie

The pictures on this page were taken on April 17 through 19 in the home of Terry and Liz Kuhn in Kent, Ohio, USA, during the filming of BCAA: The People’s Story, a DocuDrama about the people of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron who were exiled out of Bhutan around 1991, lived for over […]

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16/January 2016

Suraj Subba Nalbo Seminar and Mega Event

    Suraj Subba Nalbo from Nepali Film Industry Seminar on Film Making Saturday, January 16, 2016: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Patterson Park Community Center Facilitator and Movie Director: Suraj Subba (Nalbo) Nationally-awarded film maker from Nepali movie industry Since 25 January 1970, Suraj Subba Nalbo has emerged as a significant person in the […]

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20/December 2015

Learning to Maintain BCAA Website

December 20, 2015 Bishnu Subba, Bishnu Sunar, and Prakash Neopaney met with Terry Kuhn to learn how to maintain the BCAA website, Bishnu Subba,        Bishnu Sunar,        Prakash Neopaney On December 25, 2015 Bishnu Subba  

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23/October 2015

Namaste from WKSU

M. L. Schultze, who is the digital editor and an award-winning reporter and analyst at WKSU-FM (89.7 on the FM dial) has produced a series of radio spots about Bhutanese/Neapese refugees living in the Akron area.  These programs aired on WKSU recently and they are still availablee as MP3 files on the website. Following are links […]

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18/October 2015

Durga Puja Celebration

Durga Puja Celebration   Mahananda Luitel     Namaste from Sha Neopaney The greater Akron Hindu Sewa Samittee (AHSS) organized Durga puja on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 750 Tallmadge Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. A large crowd of around five hundred people – men and women, old and young, white Americans and people from other […]

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22/August 2015

Multicultural Program: Bringing People Together

Contributors to this article:  Amit Baniya, Nilam Ghimirey, Mangali Maya Gold, Terry Kuhn, Ganga Devi Shama, and Phul Rai Speakers, dancers, musicians, young, old, and middle-aged people were pleased with the highly successful Multicultural Program: Bringing People Together sponsored by BCAA.  The program took place at the Emidio & Sons Banquet Center located at 48 […]

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22/August 2015

Doc Giltner and Sunjack Lights

An interesting man, Otis “Doc” Giltner, stopped by the registration desk at BCAA’s Multicultural Program on August 22, 2015 to seek insight and assistance in promoting his idea to provide solar power for light bulbs, cell phones, and other small devices to people in Nepal and Bhutan. Doc was attending the Multicultural Program because he […]

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