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January 17, 2019

Chhaupadi and Change

Chhaupadi and Change

We're saddened to hear about the news story from western Nepal of yet another tragedy as a result of chhaupadi. When this practice is followed, women and girls must sleep in a hut outside their family home while menstruating because they are considered to be unclean.

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September 17, 2018

Kopila in Photos

Kopila in Photos

Hi, everyone! My name is Molly Haley and I am an American photojournalist based in Portland, Maine. I’m honored to be here in Nepal working with BlinkNow to create new photographs that tell the stories of Kopila Valley & its incredible people.

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July 31, 2018

Healthy teeth in a healthy body

Healthy teeth in a healthy body

For many students at Kopila Valley, brushing their teeth was not a daily habit before they were admitted to school. A large number of children show up to class with severe dental problems, including pain because of cavities, inflamed gums, or missing teeth, which unfortunately also affects their general health. Many of the students' guardians often can't afford toothbrushes and toothpaste for the whole family. Fortunately, dental hygiene is one of our favorite subjects at Kopila! 

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