ABPI in commemoration of the 50 Years Anniversary since the first Bhutanese arrival in WA introduced Community Home Centre on 31 January 2019. The Home Centre was inaugurated by HE Dokhampa Rinpochhe who was in Perth for teachings organised by Drukpa Perth Centre. With the support of Tshering Dorji and Sonam Choden (house owners), the ABPI introduced our first Home Centre at 4A Heathcroft Road, Balga. Since our inception we had over 4 families live and graduate from ABPI Home Centre. In addition to this, high level guest HE Laytshog Lopen Rinpochhe and his convoy from Bhutan also graced the home centre.
With the increase in the activities, increasing number of Bhutanese and need for a Community Centre, the ABPI moved our Home Centre to a bigger location at 123 Balga Avenue, Balga. The house is owned by Dr. Karma Nidup. In addition to that, given the large space and spacious centre, it becomes easier for us to manage our events being held at the Home Centre. Legendary singer Nidup Dorji, Jigme Nidup, musician Tsheten, Dechen Pem, Ugyen Panday and singer Pinky recently stayed at the home centre. At present, we have a member staying at the Centre. There are 4 bedrooms, 1 large multipurpose room, a separate kitchen, separate toilet, bathroom, very large backyard, secure large parking, and huge reserve nearby. The Centre has musical and audio instruments, camping equipments, sports equipments, kitchen items, religious items, furniture for hire.
The Home Centre is slightly different than Community Centre but is a stepping success towards Community Centre. Slowly, but gradually, we will achieve our goal for a community centre but we must get the process correct to get our end results correct. Otherwise, we may achieve the results but may not sustain.
The Home Centre serves as accommodation help for new comers and people staying in Perth, members can book the space to organise birthday celebration, small get together events, use as meeting space, among others. ABPI Committee is comprised of 10 members and we have started a month wise rotation to liaise for the Centre care. All booking forms are available on our website
For all quick bookings or enquiry, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us all support each other.
On behalf of ABPI team
7 October 2019