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March 11, 2017

Poetry Heals

This week my friend Sarah Kay is visiting and I finally checked doing her poetry workshop off my list of lifelong dreams. She blows me away. I kept finding myself wishing every single child in the world could have the experience that my children have had with her. The Kopila kids' poetry skills that Sarah and the Word Warriors have instilled in them are getting next level. My children describe their time with this amazing crew as the "best days of their lives."

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March 09, 2017

Random Acts of Kindness (for Erin!)

Remember how we're always telling you guys that you inspire us every day? Well, you've done it again. Meet Erin, a teacher in Indiana who decided that for her 30th birthday (which is today -- happy birthday, Erin!) she wanted her friends to do a random act of kindness in her honor. Because, as she says, "Life is better when we reach out to others, and that's the best gift you could give to me."

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February 26, 2017

School for the Blind

I'm proud that we support a few visually impaired scholars at a government program. The resilience and strength of these girls is unbelievable. It's hard navigating the streets and the world here in Nepal as a seeing person. I can't believe what they have to overcome everyday with such limited support. These students have big dreams and we will continue to do what we can to see that their dreams come true.

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February 19, 2017

Love Letter #31 (50 Love Letters)

Dear S, I love watching you do absolutely everything you put your mind to -- fiercely taking on the goals and dreams you set for yourself. There is nothing you can't do. There is nothing that makes my day more than your smile in the morning and your laugh and your funny one liners that drop out of nowhere. You went from being one of the little kids in this house to a strong, competent young woman.

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February 17, 2017

Race for Equality

For International Women's Day, we decided to revisit an activity we first tried in 2015. We're going to celebrate women by running in their honor, and we encourage you to join us! Here in Surkhet, we will be writing the reasons why we are running on a piece of paper - for gender equality, for better access to education, for the ending of child marriage, to diminish the wage gap, to stop domestic violence and for all over the other hopes we have for women and girls all over the world.

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