BCAP has Youth Support Group that meets monthly to connect Bhutanese youths through discussion on racism, bullying, mental health issues, etc.

The youth support group has recently focused on dealing with anxiety due to COVID and the stresses of learning from home. Additionally, we have started a homework help program where we connect college-educated tutors with K-12 students. If you need homework help, please click the link below and fill out the google form.

Homework Help

BCAP Prepares to help those who need the most.

BCAP has started distributing face masks to its community members including those from the Burmese community. The first priority is being given to those in apartment complexes where people are at higher risks due to shared hallways, staircases, and proximity of units within the buildings.

Volunteers will be dropping them at each unit in close coordination with the office staff.
For Greentree Bhutanese folks living in the apartment complex, we have other supplies too. We plan to distribute these there in the afternoon today.
We plan to continue to look for resources and distribute them for the remaining community members.

A huge shout out to Bhagwat Phuyel @ Smile Homecare for donating Hand Sanitizers to BCAP and other members of our community! Thank you for helping us stay safe as we continue our job serving the community. Your generosity is truly appreciated as we proudly say that our community is a much better one with you in it.

 

BCAP has recently celebrated one of the biggest women festivals of the year. Women’s special day “TEEJ” was successfully observed at the Clairton Park on September 2nd, 2019. Teej is celebrated by Nepali women, as well as girls without eating anything or even drinking water. Married women fast for the long life of her husband and for a happy relationship in the family. Teej is a vibrant festival that has been more popular since the start of this festival, however, in these recent years, this festival has influenced many Nepali women residing all over the world. Women in red attire sing and dance, going to temple in the holy and fasting mood. Usually, women get called or collected by their parents or brothers, where she celebrates Teej with rest of the family members and siblings. BCAP expected the attendants this year of  300 and more. We were joined by a large number of Nepali speaking Bhutanese community members, mainstream community members, wellwishers, and BCAP staff.  Elderly seniors were recognized and appreciated at the event.

Our office has moved to a new location.

New Address: 3000 Brownsville Rd, Suite C, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Durga Upreti @ DMK Furniture Outlet for giving space to store our truck full of stuff for a year. Also, for using his own truck, driving it, and loading and unloading in BCAP’s new office location.
Thank you to these volunteers too, for coming out of their comfort zone, in the cold weather, and helping us in the moving. Tek Nepal, Madhu Phuyel, Dhan B Rai, Mon. B Biswa, Suk Rai, Christine Bethea, and Upendra Dahal.

Bhutanese youth leaders have recently coordinated and completed Futsal tryout session for the Futsal League with CitiSports in Pittsburgh. Youth leaders, players, and volunteers in this process thanks to its sponsors Bhagawat Phuyel and Neoly Home Care, LLC. The league starts in January 2019 and runs till mid-March 2019. High school players from the community will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents while making connections with mainstream fellow players and communities. There were players from six (6) different high schools who came and participated for the tryout. Special thanks to these leaders: Coach Kamal Subba, Coach Kushal Rai, Coach Sushan Rai, Ago Gurung, Bhim Subedi, Pradeep Rai, Kewal Khadka, Durga Upreti, and Suraj Nepal.