Snehadhara Foundation (SF) is a registered non-profit organization based in Bangalore. With a vision to foster a culture of respect and belonging Snehadhara aims to create inclusionary spaces that welcome, acknowledge, affirm, and celebrate the value of all learners. It is the only organisation in the country that works using Arts Based Therapy as a primary methodology in working with children and adults with disabilities

We have crafted three initiatives in pursuit of this goal: Direct Care, impART and Prajnadhara.

The ambit of Snehadhara’s mission encompasses working with children across disabilities and across age groups using the Arts (Direct Care); co-creation of empathetic learning spaces in schools, colleges, corporates and the community (impART); as well as certification for Arts Based Therapy to construct a facilitation model for learning and inclusion (Prajnadhara).

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The Direct Care space of Snehadhara welcomes special populations with the intent of education for life. We see every child as a unique composite of potentials, abilities, and learning needs for whom a program must be designed to meet his or her particular needs. The interventions whether academic, life skills, livelihood related or vocational seek to provide the same prospects as other children for a meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling life.

Using Arts Based Therapy we create opportunities for learning for children with special needs and enable additional possibilities to achieve independence and empowerment.

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Prajnadhara’s first batch of participants received their certification for Arts Based Therapy (ABT) course on March 11,2018 in a ceremony that evoked joyous memories of the journey for each one of them and a quiet satisfaction in the teachers who had accompanied them every step of the way.


Our Blog

Our blog shares celebrations through pages of reflection & introspection, joy & laughter, tears & distress, adventures and our magic moments.

A major initiative of Snehadhara is on the anvil, a therapeutic and teaching building facility situated in the lovely natural environs of Begehalli, near Bannerghatta National Park.

TED X 2014 ‘heART of the MATTER’- A Therapy of Love and Compassion.

Snehadhara Foundation is the winner of the Millenium Alliance grant for the project Kala Samavesh.

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March 20, 2018, 11:44 am
Curtains to Obattoo Cafe for 2017-2018

Our culinary adventures came a full circle today as we came to the end of an eventful year filled with delicious learnings, sumptuous recipes and delectable skills. As we went to buy vegetables for the lunch it brought back the journey we had undertaken of learning to make lists of ingredients, navigate our way to the shops, select what we want, cash transactions and the excitement of the realisation that it was now a piece of cake for us. The harvesting of wares from our own garden took us ... See more

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