Category Archives: Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School


Maggie Doyne Named a CNN Hero

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[Editor’s Note: We’re so thrilled to announce that Maggie Doyne, founder of our Nepal partner Blink Now, has been recognized as a CNN Hero! You can vote for her every day to win the grand prize here. This post was Continue reading


A New School Year and New Surprises at Kopila Valley!

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Although the new school year started just slightly over a month ago for students at Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Surkhet, Nepal, the school has been filled with a flurry of activities! The “newest little kopilas” – as they’re affectionately Continue reading

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Community Service at Kopila Valley

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Last month was community service month at the Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Nepal.  Within the first week of the service celebration, the students had already cleaned litter from a local park, visited and gave gifts to hospital patients and Continue reading

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Guess What’s Happening at Kopila Valley!

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As our blog readers know, we’re all about the “firsts” here. However, today I’m writing about a “second” that She’s the First is thrilled to share.  On Christmas Day, Kopila Valley School celebrated its second anniversary! A beautiful celebration filled Continue reading


She’s the First Success Story Premieres on NBC!

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This commercial, which aired during the Notre Dame football game on NBC yesterday, is one of the most powerful two minutes I’ve ever watched: You’ll recognize Lindsay Brown, of course! She’s the creator of the first tie-dye cupcake bake sale Continue reading

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What Can a Cupcake Do? Let Us Tell You!

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This week, the famous She’s the First cupcakes will be tasted ‘round the nation. As many of us, myself included (!) prepared for a week of colorful cupcakes, maybe you found yourself being asked by your peers, “Why cupcakes? Why Continue reading


How a Cupcake Changed My Life — and Hers

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I have a bright pink poster hanging in my Notre Dame dorm room that reads “She’s the First: Tie-Dye Cupcake Sale September 15, 2010 Help us send a girl to school in the developing world!” At the time, little did Continue reading

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The Tie-Dye Cupcake that Started it All

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Who would’ve guessed that a tiny, brightly colored cupcake would be able to make the lives of girls in Nepal a little sweeter? Along with some sugar, flour, and eggs, Lindsey Brown mixed determination, passion, and creativity to create a Continue reading

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She’s the First*{Notre Dame} Goes Global!

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Between Casey Kraft’s recent departure to volunteer in Peru and Monica Townsend’s return from Shanti Bhavan in India, our She’s the First*{Notre Dame} chapter has gone globe-trotting this summer!  Now, one more of their members joins our world traveling roster.  Continue reading


Kopila Valley Wins Prestigious Award!

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She’s the First is honored to congratulate its latest first!  The Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Nepal is our first partner school to be awarded the 2011 Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award.  This award, named for Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Continue reading

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