Ama Ghar Christmas 2018

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Christmas at Ama Ghar, like Christmas everywhere, is always exciting for the children. Though most of the children are Hindu or Buddhist, they are taught that Christmas is a time of peace, joy and giving. All the children and staff receive small gifts of sweets and trinkets, but the most fun part of the holiday is baking cookies in our …

Children Helping Children

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Our Ama Foundation Board Member Yasmijn Adhikari and her husband Pawan found a unique and fun way for their children to learn about giving back this year. Their oldest son Devin collected Halloween candy from his classmates in San Francisco and brought it to Ama Ghar to spread holiday cheer – and did it ever! All of the children had …

A Milestone Birthday for Bonnie Auntie

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On April 15, all the Ama Ghar children, their friends and our neighbor children were invited to Ama Ghar for Bonnie Auntie’s 70th Birthday. A great time was had by all, including the birthday girl! Everyone had cake and ice cream, played musical chairs and other games. Many of the older children came back to Ama Ghar for the party, …

Celebrating our SLC Success

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After a very difficult month at Ama Ghar, we’re all trying to get back to our normal activities and positive energy. And we did have something to celebrate, because five of our girls passed their SLC exams. We had a terrific party to celebrate their accomplishment. The little ones decorated wth balloons and of course we had a dance party …

Tears and Love for Anjana

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Anjana, our sweet little girl was cremated at Pushpatinath on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 4 PM attended by all of the older children of Ama Ghar , staff and friends of Ama Ghar.   In the Nepali tradition, each person gives her a Tika and  places marigolds and then completely walks around her  adding flowers, I think of it as …

Happy Dashain 2015!

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Dashain is the most popular and longest festival on the Nepali calendar – it’s a time to celebrate family and friends. The tenth day of the festival is Vijaya Dashami – on this day, a mixture of rice, yogurt and vermilion is prepared by the women, which is known as “tika”. Elders put tika on the forehead of younger relatives …

Busy Times at Ama Ghar

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The end of monsoon season is a busy back to school time at Ama Ghar, with lots of preparations for the fall holidays ahead. Our little ones enjoy their special dance costumes and snacks for Teej, the Nepali celebration of women! Our dedicated and amazing house mother Uma has been  especially busy getting all our new young children to their …

Earthquake Transitions

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In addition to the new young children we have taken in, we have had to make some adjustments for our grown children in terms of their transition to independence because of the earthquakes as well. Manisha returned from her internship in Malaysia, so she needed a place to live while finishing up her Bachelors degree; and two of our other …