Happy Dashain to One and All!

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The Dashain holiday is the most exciting festival on the calendar for the entire country of Nepal, but especially here at Ama Ghar! Dashain traditions are particularly fun for kids, from swinging on the tall “ping” that we build to playing games, harvesting rice, getting new clothes and special tika ceremonies. And the very best part is that big brothers …

Have a great time – and support the Ama Ghar kids!

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Members of the Ama Ghar family in Seattle and Northern California have a great opportunity to celebrate with us while helping to rebuild our education fund! Here are two events you won’t want to miss: SEATTLE: Nepal Nights Festival of Lights Long-time supporter Jay Malla brings his band Adventure of a Lifetime from San Francisco to Seattle’s Hillman City Collaboratory …

Sadness and Joy at Ama Ghar

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Our young Ama Ghar women Manju, Samjana and Jenuka volunteered at renowned artist Jan Salter’s website launch and memorial in May. Sadly, Jan passed away on April 29, 2018 before the Website launch. Jan was mostly known for her Faces of Nepal, 40 years of exquisite pencil portraits of every ethnic group in Nepal. Bonnie Auntie and the girls got …

Farewell to Class Ten…

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… and to childhood. Remember our darling little Laxmi and Aruneema? Somehow they grew up and became beautiful, accomplished young women! Please join us in congratulating them on passing Class Ten – they’ve worked very hard to get here, and now they will study even harder to make sure they pass their exams and go on to higher education. But …

Holy Moly – It’s Holi!

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Seems that there’s always something to celebrate at Ama Ghar… seems like it was just Valentine’s Day and now it’s time for Holi, the Festival of Colors. Of course, this is everyone’s favorite because they can throw colored powders all over their brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles and guests – and everyone joins in. Here’s our Holi photo album for 2018 …

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 …