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 in association with Siddhartha’s intent welcomes Pema Karen Schafer on 10th March for her teachings on “Applying Wisdom and Compassion in our Pursuit of Happiness”.


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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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February 19, 2018, 4:33 am
Applying Wisdom and Compassion in our Pursuit of Happiness

Pema Karen Schafer on Applying Wisdom and Compassion in Pursuit of Happiness
Saturday, March 10 at 10 AM - 1 PM
SJR Luxuria, Arekere Mico Layout 2nd Stage, Omkar Nagar, Bangalore

Prajñādhara is a division of Snehadhara Foundation that looks at learning and practice for all.
Prajñādhara offers:
1) A certificate course in Arts Based Therapy (ABT)
2) “Study of the Mind”, which takes eastern
philosophical mind traditions and makes these
unique traditions and sciences accessible to people
from all walks of life through workshops, talks,
dialogue and so on.

Ven. AniLa Pema is visiting different cities in India from early March until around end of April, kindly ... See more

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