Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh is organizing Teez Women festival during the Teez week at Saint Anne School at Castle Shannon. The event is for everyone who are interested. There will be free dance, so whoever wants to bring their talent to the stage,  this is the chance. Also free food will be available. 

The address for the venue is

Saint Anne School, Castle Shannon
4040 Willow Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Saturday, August 19, 2017
The event will start from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

1. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Washington, DC.
2. Jefferson Regional Foundation, 565 Coal Valley Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
3. Vibrant Pittsburgh, 707 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
4. Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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As the event happened this Saturday, 19th of March, 2016, Bhutanese Girls Empowerment Workshop organized by BCAP was very successful. The soul of the workshop as presented by our presenters Bishnu Timsina, and Marina Duane was leadership development in girls of Bhutanese community.

The workshop venue was at DHS Building, 1 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The workshop started at 9 am and was concluded by 3 PM. Ms. Timsina focused on empowering the girls about the importance of further education and being a leader in the community, while Ms. Duane centralized her portion of the workshop on critical thinking and being able to identify their inner self.

19 girls attended the workshop. Lunch and refreshments were provided by BCAP for all the participants. Transportation was also provided by BCAP’s volunteer for the participants with transportation need.

Needless to say, there is a lack of women leaders in our community. BCAP believes that our girls if trained properly can be great leaders. Making these kind of workshops available to our girls attending High school and college, BCAP hopes to abolish the stereotypes that our community has about women.

BCAP would like to thank Ms. Timsina and Ms. Duane for their valuable time and commitment. BCAP would also like to thank all the BCAP volunteers for everything they do to make the future of our community brighter.



The rounds of  Community Informational Meeting at different locations ended today with the final meeting at Castle Shannon & Whitehall Place(Formerly Prospect Park). On the same day we had the meeting at these 2 places, morning at Castle Shannon from 9 am and afternoon at Whitehall place from 2 pm.

30 people were present in both the locations. Upendra Dahal briefed about the activities of BCAP, Lok Maya Mahat explained about the funeral fund, while KN Timsina covered Schools, ELCE and others in Castle Shannon. Rup Pokhrel and Ashok covered the part of Lok and KN Timsina in Whitehall Place.

With this 2 meetings our community informational meeting had ended for this year.

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Youth leadership training and planning was held at BCAP office on March 6, 2016 to the full capacity of the training room. It started at 11 am and ended at 2 pm.

The objectives of the training was to provide the youths with an understanding of their potential as a leader in the community, unite youth, motivate them towards good leadership, health and mental health awareness, understanding failure and success.

29 youths including both girls and boys were present in the training. The youths were very exited and wanted to have another training soon one separately for women’s leadership and another one for both boys and girls.

The dates for those training will be announced in our BCAP Facebook page and website in the event section.

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Community Informational Meeting at Bellevue

BCAP held its Community Information for the BELLEVUE  today, March 2, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM.

Upendra Dahal, Balaram Gurung and Narayan Subedi spoke on the set agenda including BCAP projects, school and children, funeral fund, Vista opportunities, College admissions and other free courses available etc.). The meeting was attended by 15 residents.

The meeting was held at the Church.


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BCAP held its weekly neighborhood meetings this morning at Gorkhali store for Carrick Residents. The meeting’s agenda focused on Funeral Fund and its utility for the community which was briefed by the President Rup Pokharel. Bishnu Timsina, a board member, briefed the attendees on students and youth employment and Khara Timsina, ELCE Coordinator, on community’s adjustment, challenges and the need of learning adjustment skills quickly. Upendra Dahal, Project Manager, highlighted the work done by BCAP since its establishment and the current projects. Ashok Gurung presented on mental health issues in the community and how best we can overcome the misconceptions around it. The meeting was attended by over fifty people who mainly comprised of ELCE students and general community members.

BCAP held its Community Information for the Greentree location yesterday, Sunday February 8, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Ashok Gurung, Upendra Dahal, Balaram Gurung and Khara Timsina spoke on the set agenda (BCAP projects, mental health, school and children, funeral fund, etc.). The meeting was attended by 15 residents. Mr Harka Rai, Greentree Representative to BCAP who coordinated the meeting was also present.

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