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Kopila Valley Journal

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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February 16, 2017

This Team Never Gives Up

When we work to resolve an issue or a serious problem at our school or in our community, we work from many angles. I watched this week as our leadership team met with local village leaders, conducted home visits, held PTA meetings, met and had phone calls with the police, local ministries, and even farmers. This work takes time and patience, but the problems are solvable when we all work together.

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February 13, 2017

A Hard Couple Weeks of Mothering

My little one came running in to wake me up and tell me he lost his other front tooth and handed it to me. It's been a hard couple weeks of mothering and his little teeth sitting on my nightstand have brought me joy.

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February 11, 2017

Update on Kanchi’s Children

UPDATE: all three of Kanchi's children tested negative for TB!!! Thank goodness.

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