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Contribution for the construction of Sungava Homes Building

Sungava Homes started its operations in a single room of Mrs. Subarna Keshari Chitrakar’s home in Jamal, Kathmandu. Though the one-room center provided much needed day care service to females with Intellectual disability (ID), it could only accommodate a small number of girls. It was evident that the center needed to move to a place with bigger facility to serve more families in need. However, people were reluctant to donate land and money to build a center for girls with ID because they did not want to support “damaged kids.” Finally, Mrs. Subarna Keshari Chitrakar was able to secure land donation from Late Ms. Yuri Maya Tuladhar, a kind-hearted benefactor who donated 250.60 square meters of land near Swayambhu Temple (Monkey Temple) in 2070 BS (2014 AD). Late Ms. Tuladhar donated this plot of land in the name of Lachana Chitrakar, who has been diagnosed with ID.

Once the land donation was secured, Mrs. Subarna Keshari Chitrakar raised NPR. 27,00,000 from local donations to build the center. Additionally, Ms. Lachana Chitrakar raised NRR 30,00,000 for the construction project from her stage show in which she played traditional Nepali drums and cultural dance. The ground floor of Sungava Homes was constructed from these donations. A year after moving into its new building, Sungava Homes felt the need to start a residential facility on-site to serve homeless and marginalized females with ID. So, the board members of Sungava Homes submitted a proposal to various organizations to add a second floor to the Sungava Homes building. British English School, a private educational institution, funded the proposal. Construction of the second floor completed in 2074 BS (2017 AD). The name of this organization set “Lachana Society to Uplift Intellectually Disabled People” to commemorate the land donation by Late Ms. Yuri Maya Tuladhar in the name of Lachana Chitrakar. However, it is called as Sungava Homes in Nepali. Altogether, there are five rooms in the ground floor and six rooms in the first floor of Sungava Homes. Specifically, there are five residential rooms, three big classrooms, a dining room, a hall for music and dance practice, and a sick room. Sungava Homes provides safe and user-friendly room layout for individuals with ID.