“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
Continuing the D2 trend of supporting needful, this time Rudra visited “Ama Ghar” an orphanage situated at Godavari, now taking care of 38 Children. After, couple of days of Rudra’s visit, we went there, aided on with two computers and had a great conversation with Shravan Nepali, the founder of Ama Ghar.
On the way back to office from the “Ama Ghar” along with Vishnu, Nishchal and Dijup, my mind rendered over the conversation that we had with the founder of “AMA Ghar”. Unlikely, someone could lead life through such drastic situations. A single person goes through those ups and downs in a single lifespan. In reality too, a journey from impoverished to luxuriant is possible and notwithstanding, this world hold some people, who has a heart of lion. I really, moved from having shared some of our moments in the conversation when he was telling the story that he is making still to the date.
Most of us have heard the famous story of Shravan Kumar in Hindu mythology (Ramayana), who is famous for his devotion for the respect to his parents. This is not from any mythology but this is of Shravan, who left behind all the name, fame, success and luxurious life in USA and decided to stay far from his family to build a home for those children who are marked by deprivation of the necessities of life and encourage them for living of self-respect and independent life in the field of what they like. For this purpose, he sold his house that he had in San Francisco and with that money he came to Nepal to establish the Ama Ghar. This is what I like to call a man with lion heart!!
Shrawan Nepali of Pyuthan was not destined to his parental love and care after his birth. Fortunately, some helping hands brought him up to Paropakar Orphanage in Kathmandu, where he completed his childhood as well as his primary education. He really had a very tough time outside Paropakar. But he was fortunate enough to get the support of his God mother Ama Tikka Basnett at darkest times of his life. The journey of his life suddenly entered into the dramatic situation, when he got the sponsorship for studying and living in US through the volunteers of Peace Core. In US he completed his MBA, started his new life and achieved all the name, fame and success in the corporate world of US and married there though whole world was in his hand but he could not satisfied himself. He began to feel the pain that an orphan bears in the process of nurturing the life because he lived as an orphan and knows the agony of them. He thought that why not if it is even a small scale a child must have rights of motherly home and so with the inspiration of AMA Tikka, he started the Ama foundation in 2001, where 14 children got the opportunity of maternally treat at Ama Ghar during that year.
Today, Ama Ghar is taking care of 38 Childs and using the rented apartment but they are moving to their own home in near future. The praise able thing about Ama Ghar is a motherly home that nurture the deprived children in a maternally way and they are planning to operate in different locations of the country. Ama foundation currently gets international support and donation for its operation and Shrawan is envisioning the pattern of Paropakar Sasthan, which is successfully operating by mobilizing its own resources.
The Ama Ghar is slowly and steadily is being successful to her aim as one of the children completed staff nurse and got a job in Patan Hospital. Yet, another one is finishing her MBBA course – what would you like to say an Orphan to Doctor?
I wish a notable achievement for Ama Ghar with these words by Dalai Lama.
“I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace”