A Trek to Remember

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What an experience for twelve of our adult Ama Ghar graduates! They hiked the Lower Mustang with their Rob Brother (also known as Board Member Rob Sanders) and enjoyed an amazing adventure. It’s so good for these young people to see the incredible beauty of their country, and they love to spend time together and strengthen the bonds that have …

Amy’s Ama Ghar Story

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Today is the kickoff of our #myamagharstory campaign! We invite all of you who have visited Ama Ghar to tell your story, and make it as personal as you can… our visitors and their relationships with our children are the best Ama Ghar stories of all. Please email your story to info@ama-foundation.org or call 520-255-3556 if you have questions. Our …

A Heartfelt Fundraiser in Mill Valley

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The December 14th Ama Foundation fundraiser sponsored by the Mill Valley Mountaineering Club (AKA Board Member Fred Doar) was a huge success – thanks to the superhuman efforts of Fred Doar, his wife Marianne and the board and, of course, the warm hearts and high holiday spirits of the attendees. The room was decked out in colorful prayer flags, and …

Save Our Education Fund – and have fun, too!

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  Please join us for a wonderful evening of holiday fun in Mill Valley, California on December 14! Our Holiday Dance Party features Wonderbread5, one of northern California’s most fun bands, an auction of Asian art, vacation packages and Nepali crafts that would make fantastic holiday gifts and some surprise guests. Reserve your tickets here. What’s this all about, besides …

Thank You to Moldovan Academy

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Our friends at Moldovan Academy, a private pre-school in San Francisco, honored us with a fundraiser, called Art in the Park, on a beautiful day in September. To celebrate Moldovan’s 10th anniversary, the Academy put on ten fundraisers throughout the year, culminating in the grand finale, called Art in the Park, to benefit Ama Foundation. As you might guess, the …

Honoring the International Day of the Girl

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In honor of the International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Manisha, who came to Ama Ghar as a small child from a remote village. Her mother had died and she was left to work long hours in the fields cutting and carrying grass for her stepmother – she had a very hard life and no hope for the future. …

Happy Dashain from our Family to Yours!

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Dashain is the biggest, longest and most auspicious festival of the year in Nepal, celebrated by everyone. During the 15 days of celebration, no one works, and the goddess Durga in all her manifestations is worshiped with special pujas and tika ceremonies. In preparation for Dashain every home is cleaned thoroughly and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the …

Monsoon Rainy Days

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We’ve had a huge monsoon this year, which has been welcome, as our garden is providing plentiful vegetables and the lush vegetation around our house looks beautiful. Because of the rain we’ve been focused on indoor activities – everything from special ceremonies to games and puzzles. Since we have been in mourning for Anjana, we have not had full celebrations …