Bhutanese refugee asylees started arriving in the US in 2008 and are nearly 80,000 in number at present distributed across many US states. With a 45% illiteracy, scant knowledge of English, limited skill set, and highest suicide rate among all ehtnic groups in the US, the demographic is a challenge to deal with. Sewa International designated this project as a flagship from 2008-2013 and focused significant staff and volunteer effort towards thsi project. Women empowerment, skillset improvement, job and vocational services, improvind life skills, education and emergency services were some of the innovative projects that our Chapters took.
International development projects are conducted by Sewa International through and along with its sister organizations worldwide. The Sewa movement is in 20 coutnries and this helps us in implementing our development project Currently we focuse on education, child and tribal welfare, youth and women empowerment, vocational training, rural development, and the environment.