At Ama Ghar Children's Home, just 18 kilometers south of Kathmandu, we provide a home and family to 45 at risk children ages 4 to 18.
Full Board, Education and Health Care – Support a Child at Ama Ghar
Support children living full-time in our loving and eco-friendly children’s home. $166 a month provides a child with healthy food, school tuition, uniforms, books and supplies, medical, dental and eye care.
Supporting Our Community – Scholarships for Boys and Girls
Ama Foundation gives scholarships so that boys and girls living at home in their villages in our valley can attend school. Help us save and protect Nepal’s boys and girls, who are among the world’s most vulnerable. Donate today to bring hope to a child and her family!
Ashika came to us wearing a big smile and it’s just getting bigger as she is adjusting very well. She is the middle sister of three – her older sister Anjana and her little sister Amitra came with her to Ama Ghar. She quickly joins in with everything – she loves the Tae Kwan Do sessions and loves to play ... Read More
At age three, Amitra is our newest and youngest little gem, who appears to be a very serious little girl, maybe an old soul. She and her two sisters are adjusting to the hectic activity of Ama Ghar. Amitra is just starting to trust that she will stay at Ama Ghar. She seems very smart, loves to play with Legos ... Read More
Anjana is a smart 12 year old who is starting to enjoy having a childhood without so many responsibilities. She is the first to organize a card game and seems to be the “manager”. Her two younger sisters, Amitra and Ashika, came to Ama Ghar with her and she keeps her eye on them. Anjana is making friends with her ... Read More
Sunil never stops moving! He is a bundle of energy and a born entertainer. He loves his new glasses can’t manage to stay clean for more than five minutes – he gets into everything. We’re not sure sure how they will deal with him at school, since he’s moving out of kindergarten, but we’ll soon find out!
Although he’s only in Lower Kindergarten, this little guy should be a comedian. He says the funniest things and tries to do accents and impersonations. We’ll see how his “class joker” demeanor will be accepted as he moves up in grades at school. He takes to everything new at Ama Ghar, with a ready smile. He loves his new glasses, ... Read More
Smart, smiling, aware and quite confident for her young age – she is nine years old and in Class 2. Sarita is bubbling with excitement to go to school, and she puts a lot of energy into dance and Tae Kwan Do. She is petite but a force to be reckoned with – she just placed first in a local ... Read More
Renuka, age 8, came from Eastern Nepal, not far from the valley, and has started in Upper Kindergarten. She is quiet and watchful but loves Lego and Tae Kwan Do and shows excellent concentration when playing pick up sticks. Renuka’s favorite thing is to dance with her sisters, and she enjoys daily hugs.
Our new little Rojina, age 8, came to Ama Ghar with her brother from Kathmandu and is in Lower Kindergarten. She is very smart and will move up fast in school. She is a very definite little girl and has already put herself into a leadership role. Rojina is a great dancer with a lot of expression and she loves ... Read More
Rijan, age 10, came to us from the Kathmandu area with his little sister Rojina. He is very small in stature but we can see he is going to be a big personality. We are pleased that he has been assessed to go into Class 2, as his previous schooling was very limited. Rijan is curious and always willing to ... Read More
Now that we have two Buddha’s we call this young man Sano Buddha, meaning “small Buddha”. He is Bina’s brother, who came to Ama Ghar in October, 2021. Buddha is adjusting well in Class 3, with the help of his sister and we hope he can skip a class this year. He is very active and shows interest in all ... Read More
Saraswoti, age 8, came with her older sister Aariti from the Terai. She is adjusting well in Class 2 and spends hours creating large Lego rooms and playing with the doll house as well as doing Tae Kwan Do, dancing with her sisters and enjoying her computer time. She often asks for hugs and always has a smile.
Aariti, age 11, and her younger sister came to us from the Terai. The girls were discovered by Ama Ghar alumna Sabita, who is now a Social Worker. She was working with a group and came upon the girls, whose parents both died of TB. Aariti is doing well in Class 2 and has settled into the daily life of ... Read More
Sushan is growing up fast and keeps in competition with his older brothers. He is smart and cute and he knows it; he is very good in grade 2 at school and will soon be one of our academic toppers. He stays very busy with sports and activities but struggles to be a team player, as his good self esteem ... Read More
Bina, who is in Class 9, is doing well and is a happy girl since we were able to get her younger brother into Ama Ghar. She continues to be very interested in dance and cooking – she loves to watch cooking shows on YouTube. Bina is a willing dance teacher for the younger ones and shows patience in teaching. ... Read More
Maybe the smartest child we have seen in 20 years! Ganga Maya just started in Class 1 and I am sure will be light years ahead of the others. A serious , focused little girl, she is quite the manager already. Recently, she has been in charge of our outdoor Imaginary Tea Shop. With the new arrivals, she has given ... Read More
Roshan, who has survived his early teenage years and entered Class 7, has street smarts. In addition he is a wonderful artist, a talented singer and has a great sense of humor. He is reluctant to give you a smile, but you can see the delight in his eyes. He is catching up in school and doing well, as he ... Read More
Ramit, a young man bursting with talent, is currently in Class 6. He is Mr. Social, as he can do it all – sports, music, art and school. A boy with this much talent is a challenge as we guide him into his future. He is a smart and observant boy with a very tender, sensitive side. He interacts well ... Read More
Akriti is in her third year of a Travel & Tourism Bachelor’s degree and will be finishing her degree just when the tourist business is on the way back. She will be looking for a job in a Travel Agency. Akriti is the oldest in the youth apartment in Kathmandu and is guiding her sisters in the process of learning ... Read More
Sabitra, who is in Class 4, is like a wise little owl – she watches and listens. She is quiet in general but animated in games, dance and singing. She loves to read and does very well in school. She’s growing tall and is always smiling. In general, she loves competitions and a good challenge and seems to be very ... Read More
Kushal, who is in Class 4, is the older brother of Sushan. As he has grown taller, his table tennis skills have improved, and he also becomes very animated in card games, but he is very good natured and shares well. He stays active with his brothers playing soccer and basketball. Kushal also has a serious side; he does well ... Read More
Akshar, who is now in Class 5, is maturing and learning to manage his energy – sitting still is difficult for him. Of course, PE is his favorite class at school. Basketball, football, games… he is very competitive and a little stubborn. He is bright and sweet but needs to figure out how to sit still and apply himself in ... Read More
Pooja is in Class 8 alone, so she has become very self sufficient in her homework. She has a very bright future, as she has always been a very focused and determined young lady. Pooja speaks excellent English and is open about sharing her thoughts, which demonstrates her self confidence. She recently moved up to the third floor with the ... Read More
Sunita is a sweet, smiling girl who loves to spend time helping in the kitchen – she may be our next chef. She is in Class 9 and doing well in school. We are proud of her as she started school late and has caught up to her proper level. Sunita is very creative, too.
Rosina is our leader in Class 10, which involves a year of extra classes and lots of study. She is very serious about her classes and spends a lot of her time studying, but she knows the value of balance and regularly goes to her Tae Kwan Do class. She has won Tae Kwan Do medals and can certainly do ... Read More
Buddha, who is in Class 7, is a very active teenager who loves all sports and music. His performance in school tends to waiver with his mood, but overall he is holding his own. His older sister Rosina keeps him focused. At the moment he is very much a follower, so we are encouraging him to make his own choices. ... Read More
Leela is a very smart and astute little girl who is doing better and better in Class 4 at school. She loves to dance and is now the lead dancer of the younger girls. She is interacting well with the new girls and we are proud of her, as new arrivals are often stressful for those already at Ama Ghar. ... Read More
Maya just improves and improves in her classwork and in her art. She is also one of most naturally beautiful dancers at Ama Ghar and she shares her abilities with her younger sisters. Maya is thoughtful and caring; she seems to be very aware of everyone’s needs. She is developing into a responsible and curious young lady. She is in ... Read More
Laxmi is enjoying her second year of her Bachelors in Psychology. She shares the youth apartment with two sisters and her brother Santosh. She is doing extremely well at school and is adjusting to the responsibilities of independent living, although she comes home regularly because misses the younger children. She has a good heart and should be an excellent counselor ... Read More
Now that he is in Class 6, our mischievous Jeevan is growing into a nice boy. As he gains confidence he engages more and is doing better in school. Jeevan is very smart but has had to learn to control his energy. When he is at home, he spends most of his time playing soccer or basketball and exploring new ... Read More
Nirjala is a curious and active girl who has had a growth spurt and now is taller than her older sister Alisha. She loves to dance and play games like cards and chess. Alisha is well liked and has a lot of friends in school and she is doing very well in her studies, too. She is always in good ... Read More
Alisha is receiving extra tutoring at Ama Ghar as she continues to have trouble with exams, but overall she is doing very well at school. She is very active, loves dance, and is always engaged in whatever activity is taking place at Ama Ghar. She is good friends with her younger sister Nirjula. Alisha seldom has a bad mood, but ... Read More
Badiram is in Class 5 and continues to excel at everything. He is very balanced, very smart and he shows his kind heart daily. He is very active in Tae Kwan Do and is aiming for more trophies. He is serious and a very quick learner, especially interested in anything new. We expect great things from him, but in the ... Read More
Ram had a tough year and spent a lot of time in the hospital so he lost time in school. He is returning to school in Class 8 and we are hoping he will be able to catch up. After many years we were able to find his sister and they are having regular phone calls and visits, which has ... Read More
Laxman is in Class 7 and is already taller than Bonnie Auntie, which has been everyone’s goal. He is good at basketball and is an avid player – his height gives him an advantage over his brothers. Laxman is working hard at school but academics are difficult for him. He is first in line for his computer time and he ... Read More
Jamuna is the youngest and most active of our twin girls. She is very active in general, always involved in whatever activity is going on at Ama Ghar. She loves to read and discusses the books with her best friend Rekha. Jamuna spends a lot of her computer time listening to music. She is the top academic in the house. ... Read More
Ganga is doing very well in Class 7. She is older than her twin sister Jamuna but is a bit quieter. Like her sister, she is very smart and is always at the top of the academic list. Ganga is one of our readers and loves to listen to music. She does get involved in our group dances but it ... Read More
Ajaya has grown into a very nice young man. He is caring and thoughtful with others and a good older brother. This Spring, he will be taking his Class 10 exams and we expect him to pass easily. In his spare time from study he is a willing participant in lengthy discussions and enjoys the company of his brothers and ... Read More
Sabin has become a very responsible young man. He has taken his “older brother” job very seriously and spends a lot of time teaching and managing the younger ones…especially the wild and crazy young boys. He is doing well in school and will pass the dreaded Class 10 exam easily. He is a very talented singer and guitar player, which ... Read More
Rekha, who is in Class 7, is constantly happy, busy and engaged in everything. She is what we call an “all rounder”. Rekha has taken over the job of emcee for our house programs, as she is a smart and confident young lady who lights up the room. She is a great artist and an avid reader who encourages her ... Read More
Santosh is doing very well in the first year of his Bachelor’s degree. He enrolled in an IT Engineering course from the UK, which is very challenging. He came home and said “I am not bored,” which is a delight to hear! Between his ADHD and his super intelligence he has been bored for years, no matter what we have ... Read More
Bhupendra (Bhupi) took a management focus in Class 12 and thinks he will continue in Management for his Bachelors. Bhupi is one of our star Tae Kwon Do athletes and a good older brother who works hard, plays hard and is a good influence. He is very quiet but will engage when asked.
Aruneema, who is in the third year of her Bachelor’s and is adjusting to living in the Youth apartment. She is missing Ama Ghar and is writing about her life at Ama Ghar for her English assignments. Since she is always a mature and completely centered young woman and we love it when she comes home for visits. Of course ... Read More
Rupa, who is in her third year of a Bachelor’s in Lab Technology, is doing well living with two sisters in one of the youth apartments. She has always been a very down to earth, practical girl so life outside of Ama Ghar has been an easy adjustment for her. She always has a great smile on her face and ... Read More