What goes on in the BCAA office? Some of the meetings that took place on May 14, 2016 are describe in this blog page. Below, Khadga Baniya teaches a citizenship class as Bhakta Ghimire, who is also a citizenship class teacher, looks on. On the right are some of the citizenship class learners.
While the citizenship class was meeting in the front room of the office, In the back room President Bishnu Subba and Adviser Dil Rimal meet with Ming-Hao Shiao from the International Institute of Akron to talk about ways in which BCAA and IIA might work together to help refugees resettling in the Akron area. Bhakta Ghimire joined the meeting and Dhan Rimal were in attendance as was Terry Kuhn (taking the pictures, behind the camera).
As a follow-up to this meeting, Ming sent an email suggesting potential collaboration for offering citizenship education and classes, possible classroom space at IIA. She also suggested how BCAA could obtain USCIS education materials, naturalization forms, and information on citizenship through exceptions and accommodations. Ming was very gracious and BCAA looks forward to working with her in the future.
Following the citizenship class and the meeting with Ming-Hao, the officers gathered to talk with members of the Peace Zone Sporting Club (PZSC) about the upcoming cricket and soccer matches in June and July. PZSC was seeking a support letter which would help with their fund-raising efforts. Dr. Kuhn offered to help them draft such a letter to Bharat Bista on behalf of BCAA.
This was another busy day in the life of the BCAA office. Contact your officers if you have suggestions for the association.