Monthly Archives: February 2016

THE FIRST 90 DAYS:

Bhutanese Refugees face a ticking clock of self-sufficiency
laden with many hurdles and challenges along the way

Story by Tom Crain
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Durga, Nirmala, Bishnu, and Kailash  Ghimirey

 

Durga Ghimirey is one of 120,000 Bhutanese refugees being relocated around the world. He is a member of the Lhotshampas, the unlucky ethnic group in Bhutan who fell victim to ethnic cleansing.

As a teen, he fled to India, then was trucked to Goldhap, one of seven refugee camps in Nepal. Here, he spent nearly two decades highlighted by his marriage to wife Bishnu and raising two children, daughter Nirmala and son Kailash. He and his family lived in a cramped bamboo hut without running water or electricity. He received rice rations once a month having to make them last, earning extra money to pay for supplemental food or having his family go hungry. He and his family experienced several bouts of life threatening starvation and illnesses, and witnessed other camp residents dying all around them.

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They Labor to Make Every Girl a Princess

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Story By Dorothy Markulis

 

They are a small band of women, but mighty, striving to give every young girl a royal experience, at no charge to the recipients.

For the 16th year, Altrusa International of Akron is sponsoring its annual Princess Night Project – Free Prom Dress and Accessory Giveaway – March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 W. Market St., Akron.

There are no need qualifications for the prom dress giveaway and no recommendations from schools or social agencies are needed.

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Akron Art Museum expands Inside|Out project this year with more outdoor art

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The Akron Art Museum’s second year of the community-activated art project, Inside|Out will expand its reach in 2016. The museum will partner with eight new neighborhoods to install 40 art reproductions from the museum’s collection in and around the city.

Last year, the museum installed 30 reproductions at outdoor locations in six neighborhoods in and around the Akron area. Inside|Out was made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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