Bonnie Auntie’s Pandemic Rules

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Above: Bonnie and Uma having a meeting at a social distance. Yes, although Bonnie Auntie (and our cook and housemother, Dhana) have to stay somewhat removed from the day to day action at Ama Ghar because their age makes them vulnerable, Bonnie has been leading the charge against coronavirus contamination through a series of rules and protocols. Since so many …

A Happy Holi at Home!

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Holi is everyone’s favorite holiday at Ama Ghar. Many of the older kids came home to celebrate by throwing wiping and swiping tika powder at their family members – including Bonnie Auntie! Enjoy this family photo album.

Menuka Makes us Proud!

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate Menuka, one of our first Ama Ghar children, who has created a teaching career and a productive life for herself. Menuka worked hard to earn a teaching certificate, taught at our local primary school while getting her Bachelors and now has moved to Pokhara with her husband to teach at Global Collegiate …

Tihar 2076 – Beautiful!

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One of the most beautiful celebrations in the Nepali culture is the Newari tradition of Mha Puja – celebration of the self. Everyone in the family shares a celebratory feast and the feeling of love during Mha Puja at Ama Ghar is overwhelming. The fifth day of Tihar is Brothers’ Day when sisters put tika on their brothers’ foreheads and …