Happy Birthday to Us!

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It was 19 years ago, in 2001, that our Founder, Shrawan Nepali brought the first group of children to Ama Ghar, along with his dream of providing at-risk children in Nepal with a loving home, an education and the opportunity to live happy and productive lives. And his dream came true at Ama Ghar, thanks to our hundreds of friends around the world – like you!

Saraswoti celebrated her birthday last month – now it’s Ama Ghar’s turn!

Now, 19 years later, 84 children are either currently participating in our program or have completed the program and are productive adults. Currently, 48 children and 10 Nepali staff members, who are the backbone of our organization, live in the Ama Ghar home.

The younger children all attend private English-speaking schools and the older ones who are enrolled in higher education (anything over Class 12 in Nepal) are pursuing their education for a career as a lab technician, veterinarian, public health worker and accountant, among others. Some of our older children choose to pursue job training for other careers, such as being a chef, barista, childcare or eldercare worker.

Sabita at her graduation from culinary school with our House Father Tan Bahadur.

Throughout these years, you have seen us through earthquakes, floods, landslides and now a pandemic – and you have never let us down. We want to take the opportunity on our 19th birthday to say that without you, our Ama Ghar family, we wouldn’t be here at all.

Please accept our gratitude for all we have accomplished together.