Jenuka and Krishna in Japan!

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I had the great fortune of being in Tokyo when Jenuka and Krishna, two of the lovely girls from Ama Ghar, were in town for a dance performance. As a journalist on assignment, most of my days in Japan are spent hustling from interview to interview late into the night — it was such a treat to take a few …

Daily Life at Ama Ghar

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The Ama Ghar children are such an inspiration because although they come from very difficult backgrounds, they are so bright and full of life. Most of them are excellent athletes, and they’re very creative about finding a way to play their favorite games. Badminton in the side yard is a favorite, as well as volleyball and tennis (played with the …

A Visit from Dr. Pollard

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We are lucky to receive visitors from all over the world at Ama Ghar. One of our favorites is Dr. Andrew Pollard, a pediatrician who joins us every year from the UK. He comes to work with our Ama Ghar Board Member and fellow pediatrician, Dr. Neelam Adhikhari. Here are some photos of an outing with his son and daughter …

A Happy International Birthday

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A young Nepali boy named Aswin was visiting Kathmandu with his family. He was sad because he wanted to celebrate his 7th birthday, which occurred during his visit, with other children. So we invited him to Ama Ghar, where he had a fine birthday party with cupcakes and juice. He was thrilled to have so many friends at his birthday …

A Goodbye Gift from Coley

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Our wonderful Ama Ghar friend and volunteer, Jacole  (the kids call her Coley), a Montana girl who has been living in Nepal for two years , was leaving Nepal for a graduate program in Boston. As a going-away present to the Ama Ghar children, she put together a climbing party, where the children learned to rappel off a six story …

World Cup Madness!

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The children of Ama Ghar are not allowed to watch much TV – there’s only one small TV in the house, and it’s saved for weekend movie viewing and special occasions. But the World Cup Finals were deemed a Special Occasion, and the children really rose to the challenge! Half the house was cheering the Netherlands, half the house was …

Jinx and Her Magic Pen

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Ama Ghar kids love to put on plays! Check out these photos of their latest creation, a play called “Jinx and Her Magic Pen”, which was written (in English), directed, and starred in by a group of Ama Ghar kids, with the help of Lilly Ellison, a wonderful volunteer from the U.S.  They even had a prop crew! If you’re …

Construction Update

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Final Brick work and roof making fast progress. Will be complete in 2 weeks and we can then start with plumbing and windows….starting to work on outside elements….slowly but surely. Bonnie Ellison, the Country Director for the Ama Foundation has provided the following update on the progress of the school’s construction. “Final Brick work and roof making fast progress. Will be …