“Being a mother for 40 years, I have understood that mothers play a significant role in shaping the future of their children,” says Chandra Kala. “We are mentors for our children. We show and guide them towards their right path. With pure love and affection, we make them feel at home, help ease their journey to independence, and leave their pain behind.”
Chandra Kala received the Helmut Kutin Award honors in 2019 for her 40 years of devotion in caring for children at SOS Children’s Village Gandaki, making her one of the longest serving mothers in the global SOS Children’s Villages organisation.