Ama Ghar: Provide a Safe and Loving Home
At Ama Ghar, our “Motherly Home” in Kathmandu, the children are truly part of a family. A small staff to child ratio, and our commitment to giving time for counseling, playing, and special outings reflect Ama Ghar’s mission to support a child’s whole development. A permanent home for Ama Ghar, funded by private donations, was completed in 2010. To learn more, click here.
Beyond Ama Ghar: Educate and Empower Children
Ama Foundation provides the children living at Ama Ghar access to a good local education through the high school level. After graduation, staff members guide each child’s transition beyond Ama Ghar. Depending on the child’s individual strengths and interests, he or she will continue on to higher education or vocational training. Our first Ama Ghar graduates have attended nursing and medical schools with the generous help of our partnership with the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation.
Community Scholarships: Create a Network of Community and Caring
Currently, Ama Foundation grants scholarships to underprivileged students in the villages surrounding Ama Ghar. Although elementary education is free to all in Nepal, many families in our area can’t afford to purchase school uniforms, shoes, books and backpacks. We donate money to local children for the purchase of these necessities each year, and our children help to distribute the new backpacks and books so that they learn the importance of helping those less fortunate than themselves. Ama Ghar volunteers also help us with community projects like plastic bag cleanup and help with rice harvest – and our friends in surrounding communities are always invited when we have events and festivals at Ama Ghar.