Saturday, March 10, 2012

Depeche Mode

Miss Ruby, one of the teachers at Gorkha English Boarding School is taking fashion design classes in her spare time. She designs western-styled clothes for teenagers. She asked Mina, Sarita, and Mamata to model some of her designs for a portfolio. Here are a few of the pictures...

Sarita, Mamata, and Mina with their teacher, Miss Ruby.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Holi 2012

Sam's House, and much of South Asia, celebrated Holi this week, the annual festival with religious significance to Hindus, but known by much of the world as the very fun-looking day of balloon and dye-throwing. Ask anyone who has been there to participate, it is blast.

Ramila pours out the dye while the children waited with baited breath.

Mina, Maya and friends prepare balloons.

Ganga and Jamuna, early casualties.


Holi is typically playground chaos until the water and dye run out.


Ramila. The house mothers are not spared.

The baby in front, Samjhana, is spared. More likely, she napped through festivities!


Thank you for your support of Sam's House. Because of you, the children can celebrate these holidays and have fun like any normal child. Thank you.

Saturday, March 03, 2012


Samjhana has arrived at Sam's House. You may recall that she is the little sister of Parbati. At the time, we could not accept both children because Samjhana was too young. So Dinesh arrange financial support for her grandparents to continue raising her until we had more room at Sam's House.

The note from Dinesh:

"Just wanted to inform you that we have recently admitted Parwati's sister Samjhana. Samjhana is now 3 years old. Although she comes from a small village in Syngja district, she was living with her grandparents in Pokhara for the last two years. Previously, she was in a day care center run by another NGO in Pokhara. Samjhana is a smart girl. She got along very well with everyone in the house from the day she arrived. She is now going to the pre-school run by Gorkha Boarding School."

Thanks all to you, our supporters. You made this new home possible for Samjhana.