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March 19, 2005

Orphanage Plans – Suwasetha


Suwasetha is the branch of Sarvodaya responsible for the care of the elderly, disabled, and orphans. Today an architect visited Sarvodaya to discuss the plans for expanding a Suwasetha orphanage in Galle. This post includes her presentation below.

At the moment the 21 girls (5 years – 12 years)are housed in a post-colonial structure. There is an urgent need for upgrade in quality because, as Awakening Council member Chandra Jayaratne said, these children deserve every possible opportunity.

The specific plans put forward by the architech include a new addition to the existing structure which she envisioned as a ‘playful nest’ where the building encloses a secure play area. The building would have office space, dining and study areas, and cooling ventilation through a partially open roof design. The children will also have more personal space to store their own things and develop independent interests.

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Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement for the People in Need.