Ama Ghar Christmas 2018

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Christmas at Ama Ghar, like Christmas everywhere, is always exciting for the children. Though most of the children are Hindu or Buddhist, they are taught that Christmas is a time of peace, joy and giving. All the children and staff receive small gifts of sweets and trinkets, but the most fun part of the holiday is baking cookies in our …

Children Helping Children

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Our Ama Foundation Board Member Yasmijn Adhikari and her husband Pawan found a unique and fun way for their children to learn about giving back this year. Their oldest son Devin collected Halloween candy from his classmates in San Francisco and brought it to Ama Ghar to spread holiday cheer – and did it ever! All of the children had …

Happy Dashain to One and All!

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The Dashain holiday is the most exciting festival on the calendar for the entire country of Nepal, but especially here at Ama Ghar! Dashain traditions are particularly fun for kids, from swinging on the tall “ping” that we build to playing games, harvesting rice, getting new clothes and special tika ceremonies. And the very best part is that big brothers …

Have a great time – and support the Ama Ghar kids!

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Members of the Ama Ghar family in Seattle and Northern California have a great opportunity to celebrate with us while helping to rebuild our education fund! Here are two events you won’t want to miss: SEATTLE: Nepal Nights Festival of Lights Long-time supporter Jay Malla brings his band Adventure of a Lifetime from San Francisco to Seattle’s Hillman City Collaboratory …

The Eckstrom Family’s Ama Ghar Story

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My family and I have supported Ama Foundation for years, and while I never doubted the merits of Ama Ghar as a charity, I have often been skeptical about supporting overseas programs due to the frequency of fraudulent and corrupt charities in the poorest regions of the world.  I certainly trusted those who knew first-hand about Ama Ghar, but I …

Rice Planting Can Be Fun!

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At Ama Ghar, we grow a portion of the rice that we eat, which makes sense because of our location in the beautiful valleys and rice fields of Godavari, about sixteen kilometers outside Kathmandu. As soon as the monsoon comes and turns the fields to mud, it’s time to plant the new seedlings. As you can see from the photos, …