At BACI, we believe that to successfully integrate into a new community while maintaining one’s own cultural identity, the Burmese refugee and the American communities both need to educate each other and respect each other’s cultural norms.
BACI advocates for the Burmese refugee community as well as their individual needs, and hopes to expand the local community’s knowledge and understanding of the Burmese population, further enhancing the refugees’ integration into the Indianapolis community.
In addition, BACI plans to host and facilitate neighborhood forums for voicing concerns in hopes of furthering cultural understanding between the Burmese refugee and the local Indianapolis community.
At BACI, we maintain a high standard of accountability and transparency with the use of grants and gifts our donors entrust to us. We are always trying to keep our overhead rate low. In the past year, we used 95 percent of our total operating expenses towards programs that directly benefit students and community.