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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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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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January 27, 2017

BlinkNow10 Flashback: Remembering My First Trip to Nepal

This is me and Sunita. Hard to believe our first trip to Nepal was more than 10 years ago. There was an armistice and the border of Nepal opened up. I had been learning so much about this particular region of the country and wanted to take a trip. Sunita and I packed up our backpacks. It had been nearly 8 years since Sunita left her village during the insurgency.

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January 19, 2017

Our 10 Year Anniversary!

Guess what?! It's 2017 and we are officially celebrating the ten year anniversary of BlinkNow! We've learned so much and come so far.

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December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017!

We wish all of you a happy new year! As we patiently await 2017, we want to take this moment to tell you just how much you mean to us. This year wouldn't have been what it was without the love and support from our incredible community. From your generous donations to your kind and uplifting words - you keep us going!

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