03/May 2015

BCAA Organizes Relief Effort for Nepal Earthquake Victims

On April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal.  There were powerful aftershocks causing additional damage and loss of life over the following weeks. The earthquake and aftershocks—including a 7.3 magnitude quake on May 12—have taken more than 8,600 lives, injured thousands and left more than 800,000 homes destroyed or damaged. As many as […]

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02/May 2015

Knight Foundation Grant

Kyle Kutuchief, Program Director for the Akron Office of the Knight Foundation met with officers of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron on May 2, 2015.  (See picture below.) Left to right: Prokash Neopaney, Yam Baniya, Bhakta Ghimire, Naresh Subba Kyle Kutuchief, Dil Rimal, Bishnu Subba Behind camera: Terry Kuhn At this special meeting, Mr. Kutuchief […]

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01/May 2015

Academic Success

Nepali Students have Academic Success at Akron North High School The Bhutanese Community Association of Akron is proud of the 17 Nepali students who were in the May 2015 graduating class at North High School.  All of these students achieved academic success by completing all of the North High School course requirements, and the five parts […]

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29/April 2015

Case Farms Supports BCAA

After several communications between representatives from Case Farms* and the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron, two meetings were held to discuss ways in which Case Farms might help the Bhutanese refugee community in the greater Akron-Canton area.  As a result of those discussions, Case Farms has begun providing support for expenses associated with operating the […]

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28/March 2015

Rama Navami Mahotsav

The Akron Hindu Sewa Samittee celebrated the festival of Rama Navami Mahotsav on March 28, 2015 at the home of a member in Akron. About 200 people of all ages were in attendance. The Akron Hindu Sewa Samittee is organized as a sister organization/committee of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron. It organizes, and conducts […]

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28/February 2015

Stop Suicide Project

Suicide is an issue of great concern to the Bhutanese community. In order to call attention to this issue, Bhutanese artists have collectively written a music video called “Stop Suicide.” The Druk Fusion Band, Menuka Memorial Foundation, Rhythm Screen Creation, and the International Institute of Akron presented an event to release this video on February […]

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01/January 2015

Citizenship Classes

BCAA has been offering citizenship classes for several years.  These classes have been offered without external funding because volunteers from within the Bhutanese/Nepalese community have been willing to serve as teachers without pay.  Through such efforts the BCAA is trying to increase the number of its people achieving citizenship in the USA. Many BCAA members […]

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29/December 2014

Income Tax Preparaton

There is an old saying in the United States that “the two things certain in life are death and taxes.”  You probably already know that if you have income from a job or other sources, that you are required to pay taxes.  If you know this, you also know that filing taxes can be very complicated.  Most of […]

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02/December 2014

What To Do When Someone Dies

What To Do When Someone Dies   This page summarizes the tasks that need to be completed when someone dies. Some of these tasks will be performed by a funeral parlor and some will be performed by a responsible family member. When someone dies they may be living at home, living at home under hospice […]

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