Learning to Climb with Anish

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We are so lucky to have a professional guide and mountain climber, Anish Lama, among our alumni. He is a trekking guide and also teaches emergency medical training to first responders. Luckily for us, Anish arranged for three days of climbing for all Ama Ghar residents. Each day a different group of 10 or 11 children went to climb in …

Can You Guess These Characters?

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The Ama Ghar staff is endlessly creative in putting together learning opportunities that are also a lot of fun! In December 2020 the children were asked to research someone in history that they admired and then to use the materials in our costume bag and storage closet to create their “wax museum” figure. The Museum was then visited by Ama …

Blessings to Ourselves and Our Brothers

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The last two celebrations of Tihar are the most beautiful: Mha Puja, the celebration of the self and Bhai Tika, the blessing of our brothers. At Mha Puja, each of us is seated before a beautiful place setting of fruit, flowers, treats and candles as we say prayers to purify and empower our souls for the coming year and share …

Bringing in the Light

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Any holiday that celebrates good over evil and light over darkness is certainly welcome in our 2020 world… at Ama Ghar, we are celebrating the Festival of Light, called Tihar in Nepal, with many special rituals. We have created a path of candles for the goddess Laxmi, goddess of luck and prosperity, to come into our home, and we have …

Dashain 2077

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Our favorite time of year has arrived at Ama Ghar, and we are so excited! Our celebration is a little subdued this year because of the pandemic but it’s still the same – all traditions are upheld and everyone is happy and having fun – flying kites, playing cards, making a new art installation for the garden and getting tika …

A Guardian Angel

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Last month we heard from our partner, friend and amazing member of our Ama Ghar family, Kathleen Moldovan. She was heartbroken because Katherine Nemeth (Kay), who had been a champion of Moldovan Academy, Kathleen’s school in the San Francisco Bay Area, had passed away. Kathleen asked to work with us to find a very special way to honor Kay. Read …