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June 16, 2017

Teaching our Girls to Fight Back!

We've had an exciting month at Kopila celebrating Gender Awareness Month. Self-defense training for our girls, gender sensitivity workshops, and more!

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May 23, 2017

Love Letter #35 (50 Love Letters)

Dear Ravi, Sweet baby of my heart. This is killing me. This the last thing on the planet I would have ever wanted. I want you here, laying on my chest like you always were.

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May 11, 2017

I think this is it!

So many of you generous souls have been reaching out these past few months asking me what I envision for the next 10 years. What do we need in Surkhet? How can we all help? We are deep in construction of our new campus and there is no shortage of need and projects for the kids and at the Women’s Center, but I am so excited to share that a gorgeous piece of new land came up for sale!

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April 18, 2017

Chhaupadi Prama in Nepal

Kopila Valley student, Deepa Nepali, recently wrote an essay for our partners at She's The First to share her experience with Chhaupadi, a unique tradition practiced by girls and women in Nepal during menstruation. In this blog, Deepa explains why she hopes Nepal will move away from this tradition.

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April 13, 2017

No Refrigerators Anywhere

This week, on my first full day back at Kopila, I went along on the admissions home visits.

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