In addition to the new young children we have taken in, we have had to make some adjustments for our grown children in terms of their transition to independence because of the earthquakes as well.
Manisha returned from her internship in Malaysia, so she needed a place to live while finishing up her Bachelors degree; and two of our other girls lost their school hostel accommodations to earthquake damage. In response to these needs, Ama Ghar now has a second apartment in Kathmandu for those still working on their Bachelors degrees and those training and joining the work force.
Bonnie took them all out to dinner to discuss how they were doing with the changes from the earthquake. We are very lucky that the two apartments are close to each other so they have time with their brothers and sisters as they face this transition period in their lives. Some will finish our program this fall and be completely on their own, others will continue in the apartment until they finish their Bachelors and others will join the apartment as they secure jobs.
But no matter where they are, they will always call Ama Ghar home – and we look forward to their visits!