Education  Nepal Project #20891

Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund

by The Ama Foundation
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Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Ama Ghar Displaced Children Fund
Jun 16, 2020

Ganga Makes the Most of Lockdown

Sometimes the vegetables are bigger than she is!
Sometimes the vegetables are bigger than she is!

Meet the newest member of our Ama Ghar family – Ganga, who came to us from Sindupalchowk, one of the areas hardest hit by the 2015 earthquakes. Many people in that area have still not recovered from the loss of their homes and livelihoods, including Ganga’s parents, who abandoned her when she was about 10 months old. She was living with her disabled grandfather until she was brought to us after he died in January, when she was 2 years, 9 months old.

She is a very curious little girl and very, very talkative – her grandfather must have talked with her a lot, as she has great verbal skills. Her curiosity leads her to ask questions about everything, from the jewelry someone is wearing to playing with Legos.

As the newest child, Ganga is the center of attention at Ama Ghar and is very comfortable interacting with all of her new brothers and sisters, particularly Sushan, her six year old Ama Ghar brother who sat with her at dinner on her first night at Ama Ghar and was heard to say, “If you live at Ama Ghar, you must study hard!” 

She should have started nursery school at the end of April, but since Ama Ghar is in lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic, she spends her time trying to imitate her older brothers and sisters as they take Zoom classes or are tutored, and then  she enjoys outdoor playtime once they are free. She is everyone's favorite and the older girls love to dress her up and do her hair. She helps with all the chores, including picking vegetables from our gardens.

We want to thank GlobalGiving and our generous donors for the assistance we have received; without you, we would have a very hard time functioning through this pandemic, and little Ganga might not have such a happy home. We thank you, and she thanks you for the opportunity to grow up as a happy, healthy little girl with a bright future.

 

 

 

Ganga "studies" while her sister is tutored.
Ganga "studies" while her sister is tutored.
Ganga likes to help roll out dough for chapati.
Ganga likes to help roll out dough for chapati.
Ganga helps with potato harvest
Ganga helps with potato harvest
Ganga loves her big sister Meena
Ganga loves her big sister Meena
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The Ama Foundation

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Bonnie Ellison
Berkeley, CA United States
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