A Thank You Party for Rob

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On Saturday, March 12, the Ama Foundation Board held their annual in-person board meeting at the fantastic Marin County home of board member Fred Doar. Following the board meeting there was a “thank you” party for our outgoing Board Chair, Rob Sanders. L to R in photo above: Former Board Chair Paramesh Adhikari; Current Board Chair Suyesh Karki; Communications Director …

Mha Puja at Ama Ghar

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Ama Ghar celebrated another beautiful and joyful Mha Puja this year – it has become an annual event and a favorite of many of our regular visitors. Jacole, a long-time friend of Ama Ghar who now works in Cambodia, makes a trip to Ama Ghar every Tihar to celebrate Mha Puja, which always takes place on New Year’s Day in …

Celebrate!

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Although the aftershocks continue, we have so much to celebrate at Ama Ghar. We are lucky to have so many friends around the world, so we are sharing with you these photos of our latest celebration – a party for Samjhana and Sushan because they both passed their national scholastic examination (SLC) with distinction. This means that they will be …

Sonoma Dance Party Raises Funds for Ama Ghar!

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On Friday, November 21, Board Members and party co-chairs Sarah Pinkin and Mary Piasta-Valluzzo and a committee of dedicated workers put on a beautiful Festival of Lights Dance Party, complete with noted musicians, dancers, henna and face painting, and a silent auction. The event raised over $10,000 for Ama Foundation, which will go a long way toward payment of tuition …

Congratulations Sandesh and Sharmila!

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As many of you know, the SLC is a national examination in Nepal that determines whether or not children can move beyond grade ten and enter into higher education. This year, Sandesh and Sharmila took the exam and both passed – this is a real rite of passage in Nepal and we always enjoy having a big celebration for our …