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 …

A 19th Anniversary Album

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Our 19th Anniversary Program was created by all the children and staff at Ama Ghar during the lockdown of 2020… one of the most incredible events ever at our home. Please enjoy this photo album of the singers, dancers, actors – brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles who make up our Ama Ghar family. And even though everyone in the house …

Happy Birthday to Us!

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It was 19 years ago, in 2001, that our Founder, Shrawan Nepali brought the first group of children to Ama Ghar, along with his dream of providing at-risk children in Nepal with a loving home, an education and the opportunity to live happy and productive lives. And his dream came true at Ama Ghar, thanks to our hundreds of friends …