Our 7 Scholars plus their Ama Ghar sister, Manesha
Hello and Happy Holidays to our wonderful Global Giving Donors! The seven students that you are supporting have received their first semesters' grades from higher education, and we're happy to report that all are passing and most have made excellent grades. It's always difficult transitioning from the equivalent of high school to what in Nepal is the equivalent of college, so there's been some adjustment - but so far everyone is successful and working hard. Hope you enjoy this photo of your scholars in their respective college uniforms.
In other exciting news: your seven scholars, plus the other 39 kids in the Ama Ghar family, celebrated the Grand Opening of their new home in Godavari, right outside Kathmandu, on November 12. After 9 years in a crowded rental home, the children have moved into a new home of their own, which is environmentally sustainable, with solar energy and a sustainable waste management system merged with traditional Nepali architecture. Over 400 guests attended the opening ceremony, and all the entertainment was provided by the Ama Ghar kids themselves. They displayed their talents in traditional Nepali dances and songs as well as "pop" dances and modern musical offerings.
One of the best things about the new house is that there are now separate study rooms for the older students so that they can really concentrate on their studies after dinner and on weekends; we now have a small computer lab for them as well. They're all working hard and we're hoping that the holiday season brings some new donors to support their education costs... thank you so much for your generosity and we wish you a beautiful holiday season.
Laxmi & Manesha emceed the Grand Opening
Children sing a welcome song at the opening
Traditional Nepali dance by Laxmi