Thursday, January 29, 2009

Two Year Anniversary

Just this past week, Dinesh, Rekha, the didis, the children and the board celebrated the two-year anniversary of Sam's House with a Saturday picnic.

Though the weather was not favorable, everyone had an excellent time.

Just looking at these pictures, I can't believe how much the children have changed in such a short time.

Thanks to all our supporters who helped Sam's House see its second birthday.

Asuna, Tara, Sanju (local college student who volunteers at house), Ramila, Sushma and Prema.

Didis and Rekha prepping lunch.

Nepali trustees, Ekdev Devkota and Major Chandra Bahadur Pun (ret.)

Prepping for the balloon stomp.

The tension builds to the start.

Mina on the prowl.

Babit in balloon stomp.

Race for some candy.

Mina and Maya.

Ramila Shresta--New House Supervisor

Dinesh has recently hired a new house supervisor, Ramila Shresta. She will oversee the didis and all the daily operations of the house.

Ramila lives in Pokhara and has a bachelor's degree from Tribhuvan University. She has previous work experience as a school teacher and hostel manager. Dinesh says she is very enthusiastic and a great observer.

Thanks to Dinesh, Rekha and the Nepali board who conducted a lengthy search to find a new house supervisor.