Board of Directors

BOARD CHAIRMAN: Bishwanath Chhetri BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bishwanath Chhetri Kishor Pradhan Khageswar Mishra Ganesh Subedi

By-Laws

BYLAWS OF ASSOCIATION OF BHUTANESE IN AMERICA (ABA), INC. ARTICLE 1: NAME AND MISSION STATEMENT 1.1: Name The name of the organization shall be the “Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA), Inc.,” herein after also referred to as the ‘Association’. 1.2: Mission The Association shall work for the empowerment and advancement of the people of Bhutanese origin in the United States. More specifically, it shall provide them with a platform for networking, preserving their identity, culture, tradition and history, accessing opportunities, addressing community issues and building/ promoting relationships with other communities.

Mission

The Association shall work for the empowerment and advancement of the people of Bhutanese origin in the United States. More specifically, it shall provide them with a platform for networking, preserving their identity, culture, tradition and history, accessing opportunities, addressing community issues and building/ promoting relationships with other communities.

Past Projects

BHUTANESE COMMUNITY PROGRAM Maryland & Virginia The Bhutanese Community Program (BCP) was launched in Maryland in January 2010. The BCP is a collaboration between the International Rescue Committee (IRC) , the Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) and the Bhutanese refugee communities resettled in Baltimore, Silver Spring, Riverdale and Hyattsville in Maryland. The BCP is funded by the Ethnic Community Strengthening grant of the Office of Refugee Resettlement(ORR) .It is a three year grant designed to help ABA to improve its capacity to establish sustainable, effective local programming that supports the self-sufficiency of Bhutanese refugees, particularly vulnerable women.