$43,467.00 Facilitated to ECDC in First Fiscal year Reports GBO First Convention

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By Denzome Sampang | Published at : December 4, 2021
 

Global Bhutanese Organization-GBO had its First Annual Convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 27, 2021, hosted by Bhutanese Community in Harrisburg (BCH) focusing on updates of overall its activities, financial report of the fiscal year and projected budget for years to come.

Local government officials, Mr. Tom Connolly, (Commissioner, Swatara Township Board President), Ms. Shaela Ellis (Commissioner, Swatara Township) and Bill Lockard, Program Director of DeafCAN graced the event as special guests and expressed their support to Bhutanese Communities.

According to their press release, it has reported that GBO has facilitated $43,467.00 as financial support to ECDC early childhood education project operating in Beldangi and Patharisanischare Camps in Nepal. The fund is collected through the join effort of resettled Bhutanese communities across the globe. So far GBO has enrolled twelve staff in Beldangi and five staff in Patharisanischare to run and manage ECDC early childhood education project.

Talking to us, President Mr. DB Rai said “Program was grand success. Since we are working on common goal to support Bhutanese refugee children remaining in the refugee camp for educational program, we felt that convention was able to convince the public and got assurance of their acceptance.”

The executive members and representatives, Deepak Giri, (Georgia) Jhalak Adhikari (Tennessee), Ganga Tiwari (Massachusetts), Bishnu Khadka (New Hampshire), Biswaz Gurung (Michigan), Chandra Sitaula (Scranton, Pennsylvania), BB Poudyel (Cincinnati, Ohio), Shiva Dahal, (Kentucky), Taran Tiwari (Massachusetts), Bhim Gurung (Nebraska), Mukesh Gurung, Jaganath Adhikari and Ranjit Pradhan (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) had presented their city and state updates respectively, in the convention. Along with this GBO representatives outside USA, Bishnu Adhikari & Team (Denmark), Prem Giri (President, BWA UK), Bal Ghimire (President, BSNZ, New Zealand), Kamal Dahal & Suman Chhetri (Australia), Bhanu Dhungana (Canada), Ram Karki (Netherlands), Purna Gurng (ECDC Beldangi Secretary), Laxmi Neopaney, Champa Singh Rai (Camp Secretary Sanischare), Krishna B. Subba (the Camp Secretary Beldangi) and Devendra Pokhrel (regional manager, CARITAS Nepal) had virtually joined with the convention.

President DB Rai on the left and Chandra Citaula on the right – token of Love session.

On the convention GBO honored with a small token of love, individually to their donors and partnering organizations, Kirat Community Organization of America (KCOA) President Raju Idhingo, Bhutanese Kirat Rai Organization of America (BKROA) President Amber Rai, Neoly Home Care LLC CEO & President Narad Pokhrel and to all volunteers and its representatives in recognition of their humane contributions.

Biswanath Chhetri, Governor Wolf’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and BCH Advisory member voiced his supports and donated $500 to GBO to support for children education in the camp. In our phone query, vice President Mr. Som Nath Dhakal told us that to appeal the communities for continue support was yet another mission of conducting convention.  Neoly Home Care LLC CEO & President Narad Pokhrel expressed continued support.  

On the convention, during fundraising session, organizations and individuals made their generous donation in the event:

Donors

Amount

Happy at Home LLC, CEO Ratna Gurung

$1000

Mira Rai KCOA

$551

Mom’s Momo & Deli

$400

Om P. Gurung Realtor, Harrisburg 

$501

Fern Creek Funeral Home, Louisville, KY

$500

Bhutanese community Springfield Massachusetts coordinated by Ganga Tiwari

$ 1,343

Ghimire Home, LLC

$1000

Indigo Foods USA, sponsor

 $ 1,200

Global Health & Home Care Services

 $501

Everest Spice

 $200

Unique Boys soccer

 $101

Chandra Sitaula, Scranton PA

 $500

Our Home Care LLC, CEO Tika Dhungana, Harrisburg

 $551

Krishna Monger, Scranton

 $300

Mahesh Thulung, Harrisburg

 $200

Amal Thulung, Harrisburg

 $ 200

Jaganath Adhikari, food sponsor

 $228.94

Bina Tamang, Pittsburgh

 $200

Ranjit Pradhan, Harrisburg

 $200

Beda Dhakal

 $100

Avash Monger, Harrisburg

 $101

Krishna Gajmer, Scranton

 $110

Harrisburg Gurung Samaj

 $105

Budha Tamang, Lancaster

 $120

Shankar Tamang, Lancaster

 $120

Lok Acharya

 $100

Gobinda Acharya, Harrisburg

 $100

Uttam Gurung

 $100

Saiman Chhetri, Harrisburg

 $100

CM Niroula, Lebanon PA

 $101

Pabitra Gurung, Pittsburgh

 $50

Gia Khatiwada

 $10

Amber Chamling, Eric, PA

 $51

Bhagirath Sharman, Scranton, PA

 $20

Kaji Chhetri, Scranton, PA

 $51

Bijaya Rai, Harrisburg

 $60

 Prabesh Rai, $8, Anup Rai

 $15

Bhagiratha Sharma, Scranton

 $20

Arjun Rai, $50, Salan Gurung

 $20,

Karan Gurung, $20, Dipendra Dangal

 $51

Puspalal Chimorya

 $51

Tika Dhungana, Harrisburg

 $551

Dharmindra Timsina

 $51 (Monthly)

Netra Acharya Harrisburg

 $ 10 (Monthly)

Rudra Subedi, Nashville, TN

 $100

Chandra Rai, Nashville, TN

 $220

Surya Achhami

 $50

New Vision Nepali Church, Nashville, TN

 $500

Jhalak Adhikari, Nashville, TN

 $ 365

Mukesh Gurung, Harrisburgh

 $400

Tara Dahal, Cincinnati, OH

 $51

The donations summed up to $12,899.00

Local artists entertaining performances was another attraction of the event. Mahesh Thulung, Arjun Rasaily, Monaj Dhakal, RB Basnet, Dharmindra Timsina, Dr. Khem Adhikari, Amal Rai, Bhakta Ghimire, Patalo Antare, many invited special guests made their generous participation to support for GBO’s mission. The event was chaired by Mr. DB Rai, GBO President & Executive Head. Mr. Mitra Subedi, GBO Director for Outreach & Public Relations was the master of ceremony.

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