Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Austin Life

Since I came back to Austin, I've continued helping out at the Multicultural Refugee Coalition as a Language Coordinator. That mostly means I've been helping to run their software reading program, IBM's Reading Companion.

Here is a short film about what the MRC does:

This Austin Life

The Nepali speakers that I know in Austin have come from refugee camps in Nepal. Their homeland is Bhutan, and they are ethnically Nepali. They make up a pretty large percentage of the people who use the MRC.

Here is a Euronews feature on the Bhutanese refugees that was brought to my attention by my friend Ram:

Focus on Bhutan Refugees

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