Trish’s Ama Ghar Story

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An Ama Ghar story from recent visitor Patricia McCully, who took the children on an outing to Bhaktapur. These outings are so important for the children’s cultural education – thank you, Trish! “I am enjoying the warm weather in Godavari, a small valley south of Kathmandu, an arm of the larger Kathmandu valley. Godavari is the home of the beautiful botanical gardens, …

Help us to Climb to the Summit!

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Please join us for our Third Annual Climbing to the Summit Fundraiser on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael, California, from 5:30-10:00. Join Country Director Bonnie Ellison, Founder Shrawan Nepali, the Ama Foundation Board and even some visiting Ama Ghar alumni for a magical evening… you’ll be transported to Nepal by the Bay for …

Growing Children, Blooming Trees!

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We feel so lucky that we live in a beautiful valley just outside of Kathmandu, where our children can breathe clean air and experience the glories of their amazing country. In the spring, our trees begin to flower and so do the children – we realize how much they have grown and blossomed over the winter. And sometimes big sisters …

A Special Visitor

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A few weeks ago, our Ama Ghar family had a special visit from Indigo, the niece of our Ama Ghar board member, Poonam Mudvari. She wrote a wonderful account of her visit that we want to share with you here: As we drove through the bumpy Kathmandu roads to Ama Ghar, my knee was bouncing up and down, and not …

Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

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It is extremely rare to have snow at Ama Ghar, even in the coldest winter. We often have cold rain, sleet and even hail, but snow is a new and exciting experience for everyone! Since we don’t like to miss out on any opportunity for fun, all the kids and staff bundled up and spent some time heaving snowballs at …

Winter Fun at Ama Ghar!

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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean our family doesn’t have any fun… no sitting around being bored for these kids! One of our favorite things to do, no matter what the time of year, is to put on a show – the kids call them “dramas” – and our cache of costumes is growing. And since one of their …

Ama Ghar Journalist Makes Good

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Jenuka was three years old when she and her sister Menuka came to Ama Ghar in 2001, and now she is a 20-year-old studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism through a scholarship from the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation. We are so proud to share with you an excellent article she wrote for Glocal Khabar, an online portal that publishes …

It’s great to have Four Mums!

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We were so happy to welcome our lovely British mums back to Ama Ghar… they are a group of ladies who do fundraising for us throughout the year and then come for a visit, which the children look forward to so much! These wonderful women are such great role models for the children – during their visits they bring gift …