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March 27, 2017

Dashain Camp Volunteers Needed!

Got any plans for October? Volunteer with us! Dashain Camp is a ten-day summer camp style program, where we ask volunteers to teach fun courses like jewelry making, drama, yoga, and soccer. Do you have a skill you can teach our kids? Want to travel to Nepal this October, or do you already live here? Fill out the volunteer application now!

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March 25, 2017

Dream Team

So lucky to be able to call these people my friends, program directors, and family here. Needless to say, we have been through a lot together. It's a gift to be able to work with people you genuinely love and want to spend your days with, who you can be yourself around and who always have your back. I love them all and I love that I get to work, problem solve, and laugh with them all day.

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March 18, 2017

Too Young for Surgery

A local pediatrician was talking about a case with me the other day about a three day old child who is suffering from a birth defect. This baby girl was born on February 26, 2017 in a remote village of Surkhet. Her father is 20 and mother is 18.

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March 14, 2017

Such A Love For My Profession

"I'm pretty sure I've read every book on education that's available in Nepal. I developed such a love for my profession, but also a love for the children I taught. I realize now the doctor track wasn't for me; it's been 33 years in education and I haven't looked back once." Naim Chaudhari is our school's principal and is one of Nepal's finest educators.

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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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