Happy 20th Birthday, Ama Ghar!

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On August 1, 2021, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Ama Ghar in front of a beautiful banner bearing everyone’s handprint, which was painted by the children themselves. There was singing, dancing and so much laughter and joy… our wonderful Srijana created posters showing old photos of everyone from 2001 to 2021 and much teasing and hilarity ensued. We wish …

Climbing the Walls

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When we say that the kids are climbing the walls during the lockdown, that’s not a bad thing! Anish figured out a safe way for the kids to climb up the side of the house and rappel down, much to their delight. They are fearless natural climbers and this is a wonderful way to build their confidence. Even our house …

Ama Ghar’s World Cup Fever

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Even though they had to stay up until 1:00 a.m. to see it, the Ama Ghar kids flocked to the World Cup Finals! They painted their faces and held up flags to root on their teams… they had reasons to cheer for both sides. They love the Three Mums, our wonderful supporters in the UK, so many of the kids …

Keeping Busy During Lockdown #2

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We have to be inventive here at Ama Ghar to keep these children busy while on lockdown for the second time. No sooner had they gone back to school than they were locked down once again. A huge storm felled a palm tree and some of our bamboo, so now we use the palm tree as a bench to watch …

Our Alumni Need Support

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For our Ama Ghar alumni, who have worked so hard to get an education and make their way in the world, life is pretty tough right now. While some have remained employed, many of them have lost their jobs because of COVID. Foreign visitors are once again banned, and there are no flights in and out of Kathmandu except for supply …

Second Wave COVID Update!

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Our Ama Ghar alumna Meena Ghiri (above) is a staff nurse in the ICU Ward at Nidan Hospital in Kathmandu, working with COVID patients. Please send her your love and positive thoughts – she is our hero! We are back in lockdown, as Nepal is experiencing an extreme “second wave” of COVID. Hear the whole story here but the short version is …

Every Day is Earth Day at Ama Ghar!

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According to Bonnie Auntie, “When we built our new home in 2011, we worked with a Kathmandu architect to make sure we had our own sewer processing, solar power, rainwater harvesting, bio-gas and organic gardens. These are integral to our infrastructure, but we wanted to move beyond that and help the children to understand the importance of regenerative living by …

Silver Linings

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Rekha with her perfect 4.0 report card – we are so proud! Sometimes the worst times lead to the biggest breakthroughs… we had two pieces of good news about our young Ama Ghar students now that they have gone back to school post-pandemic. The first bit of good news was a note from the principal of their elementary school, who …

Spring Brings New Hope

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Spring is our best time of year – full of hope and life… especially this year, now that kids are going back to school and we begin to loosen up our lockdown, little by little. Thanks to our Ama Ghar family for being with us throughout the COVID year – and best wishes for an end to it very soon… …