The Eckstrom Family’s Ama Ghar Story

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My family and I have supported Ama Foundation for years, and while I never doubted the merits of Ama Ghar as a charity, I have often been skeptical about supporting overseas programs due to the frequency of fraudulent and corrupt charities in the poorest regions of the world.  I certainly trusted those who knew first-hand about Ama Ghar, but I …

Honoring the International Day of the Girl

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In honor of the International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Manisha, who came to Ama Ghar as a small child from a remote village. Her mother had died and she was left to work long hours in the fields cutting and carrying grass for her stepmother – she had a very hard life and no hope for the future. …

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 …

Learning to Give and Receive

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Through the months of spring and early summer, the children have had many opportunities to give and receive… Our Swiss friends Sarah and Alain were here in the spring and took everyone to the Fun Park…. always a favorite outing with some favorite friends. Shortly thereafter, Alex, Marc and more friends from Switzerland visited and organized games, arts and crafts …

Fun and Learning at the Himalayan Fair

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A group of Ama Foundation Board Members from the Bay Area enjoyed some serious fun this weekend (May 17-18) at the Himalayan Fair – hopefully we saw some of you there! Our Founder, Shrawan Nepali, served free Nepali chai to all comers, we gave bubble blowers to our youthful guests, and everyone enjoyed eating momos and watching Nepali dancing and …

Join Us for the Himalayan Film Festival!

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Ama Foundation is co-sponsoring the Himalayan Film Festival, along with our many friends at Curry Without Worry, Nepal Youth Foundation, Third Eye Travel and Sahayeta.org, among others. An amazing number of beautiful films are being shown, both on the Opening Night in San Francisco (Friday, May 16) and in Berkeley, in conjunction with the Himalayan Fair, on Saturday, May 17. …