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Kopila Valley Journal

Kopila Valley

November 27, 2018

A Letter to My Children

I envision a world for you to grow up in where children are safe, where they don’t have to worry constantly about basic needs. Where good people from around the world join forces to protect you and cherish you as sacred, as our world’s most valuable resource, which is exactly what you are.

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November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018

Kopila students and women are some of the most at-risk individuals in our community. Thanks to you, we’ve built classrooms, enrolled students, provided a loving home, and educated women. This work is so important, but it's not over. Our community continues to face obstacles every day, and we need your help today on #GivingTuesday.

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November 25, 2018

Remembering Manisha

Six years ago this month, we lost a student to suicide. She was strong, kind and compassionate, had a beautiful smile and was quick to laugh. She always got involved in school activities, was a great dancer, loved music and performed on stage with grace and poise.

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November 13, 2018

Full Transparency

Sometimes I can’t share the hard things because it would be an invasion of privacy for one of our children or team members. Other times it’s just because in the mundane or difficult moments, you don’t think to pull out your phone. But what I realized from those days sharing our Instagram story is that it’s easy to show the successes, but harder to show the struggles and the difficult things we are up against to get to that success. At home we have recently taken in some new children. You see them laughing and playing but you haven’t seen their tragedies, and you’ll never know about the unthinkable things that have happened which got them here.

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October 26, 2018

The Best and Bravest Decision

Growing up with so much love from Maggie and all my brothers and sisters back home, I was concerned about being alone and not fitting here. Will I have friends? Will I be able to keep up with the Academics? Am I good enough to be here? Looking back to when I was applying for college in America, I do not regret my decision at all. In fact, I think it was one of the best and bravest decisions I have made so far.

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