Every Day is Earth Day at Ama Ghar!

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According to Bonnie Auntie, “When we built our new home in 2011, we worked with a Kathmandu architect to make sure we had our own sewer processing, solar power, rainwater harvesting, bio-gas and organic gardens. These are integral to our infrastructure, but we wanted to move beyond that and help the children to understand the importance of regenerative living by …

Silver Linings

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Rekha with her perfect 4.0 report card – we are so proud! Sometimes the worst times lead to the biggest breakthroughs… we had two pieces of good news about our young Ama Ghar students now that they have gone back to school post-pandemic. The first bit of good news was a note from the principal of their elementary school, who …

Spring Brings New Hope

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Spring is our best time of year – full of hope and life… especially this year, now that kids are going back to school and we begin to loosen up our lockdown, little by little. Thanks to our Ama Ghar family for being with us throughout the COVID year – and best wishes for an end to it very soon… …

Learning to Climb with Anish

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We are so lucky to have a professional guide and mountain climber, Anish Lama, among our alumni. He is a trekking guide and also teaches emergency medical training to first responders. Luckily for us, Anish arranged for three days of climbing for all Ama Ghar residents. Each day a different group of 10 or 11 children went to climb in …

Can You Guess These Characters?

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The Ama Ghar staff is endlessly creative in putting together learning opportunities that are also a lot of fun! In December 2020 the children were asked to research someone in history that they admired and then to use the materials in our costume bag and storage closet to create their “wax museum” figure. The Museum was then visited by Ama …

Blessings to Ourselves and Our Brothers

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The last two celebrations of Tihar are the most beautiful: Mha Puja, the celebration of the self and Bhai Tika, the blessing of our brothers. At Mha Puja, each of us is seated before a beautiful place setting of fruit, flowers, treats and candles as we say prayers to purify and empower our souls for the coming year and share …

Bringing in the Light

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Any holiday that celebrates good over evil and light over darkness is certainly welcome in our 2020 world… at Ama Ghar, we are celebrating the Festival of Light, called Tihar in Nepal, with many special rituals. We have created a path of candles for the goddess Laxmi, goddess of luck and prosperity, to come into our home, and we have …