In the United States the most effective way to get around is by car. It is necessary to move around in cities and to go to suburbs for shopping, medical attention, and even visiting with friends. Therefore, it is critical that members learn to drive and get driver's licenses. Public transportation by train or bus is not practical for most people because those systems have not been developed, in contracts to highways and roads in which the US government has invested heavily. In the picture is Tika Dimal in May of 2010 practicing to take the maneuverability test.
Because transportation is a critical necessity in the United State and because many Bhutanese/Nepalese refugees have had difficulty in passing the written and maneuverability tests to obtain a driver's license, BCAA volunteers are assisting members to pass these tests.
A smiling Tika is showing us his new driver's license after passing the driving test.
Selected activities of BCAA members are chronicled in this blog by Terry Kuhn.