Dashain Celebrations

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Dashain is always a special time for the Ama Ghar children, but this year was particularly exciting for the children because Shrawan Nepali, Ama Ghar co-founder, celebrated Dashain with us and gave tika (the combination of rice and tika powder applied to the forehead as a blessing)†to all. In the Nepali tradition, all elders give tika to everyone younger at …

A visit to our supporters in Geneva – many thanks!

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Ama Ghar welcomes volunteers and supporters from around the world. For example, Sarah Nikles, a volunteer from Switzerland, has been extremely active and supportive in raising funds for our children.† Sarah and her husband are avid Nepal lovers, and Sarah will be coming back to Ama Ghar (much to the childrenís delight) in April of next year. To express our …

Thanks to Mary Katayama and ILBS Kokusai Fukushi Kyokai!

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A fantastic example of the way the enthusiasm of our volunteers can get things done! Last year we enjoyed a visit from Lisa Katayama, who won the childrenís hearts and helped them greatly with their English. During her visit to Ama Ghar, Lisa learned of our goal to make the new Ama Ghar home eco-friendly and self-sustaining. She knew we …

The boys of Ama Ghar sing "Hamro Nepal"

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My friend Jenny and I spent two wonderful weeks with Bonnie and her children at Ama Ghar in January. I wrote about it on Boing Boing earlier this year. On our last day, the kids surprised us with two hours of dancing, singing, and music-playing. Shrawan was there too, and makes a cameo appearance in this video of the boys …

The boys of Ama Ghar sing “Hamro Nepal”

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My friend Jenny and I spent two wonderful weeks with Bonnie and her children at Ama Ghar in January. I wrote about it on Boing Boing earlier this year. On our last day, the kids surprised us with two hours of dancing, singing, and music-playing. Shrawan was there too, and makes a cameo appearance in this video of the boys …