Snehadhara Foundation

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 CareimpART and Prajnadhara.

 

Prajnadhara

Prajnadhara, a division of Snehadhara Foundation is offering the Arts Based Therapy Certificate Course in Bangalore and aims to collaborate with other NGOs, learning centres, schools and institutions to implement ABT. The twin goals of Prajñādhara are Arts Based Therapy Certification and Study of the Mind.

Direct Care

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.

Our Direct Care Centre works with children and adults with developmental disabilities that include Down syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Speech Delay/Impairment, Learning disorders and mental illnesses along with their caregivers and families.

impART

impART, a division of Snehadhara Foundation is a platform that looks at interventions, methodologies and practices using the Arts  in schools, colleges, corporates and the community to create an inclusive society.

News And Events

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

‘Houseful’ this year has allowed us to grasp the nuances of performances by artists and to revel in the sharing of their craft, thus revisiting the artist in ourselves. In March, we conclude this year’s Houseful event with another expression of creativity. Our artist...

March Flavours

If the heat of the summer is sapping you, Café Obattoo’s summer specials will put the spring back in your step. Our March flavours are focussed on keeping the fluid levels high so energy levels can follow suit. Juices and salads – sweet and savoury, tangy and tingly –...

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

We continue our journey of creativity in February with our next ‘Houseful’ event where we invite artists to explore artistic spaces with us through their craft. Our guest this month is Archana Kumar.  Archana Kumar is an independent performing artist, who prefers to...

February Flavours

February will be a month of steaming and frying at Obattoo Café. We’re focusing our culinary skills and imagination on lentils and cereals through this month’s menu. The garnishing and seasoning will tingle and tease your palate. Dals soaked and steamed or dals soaked...

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

We ring in the New Year with yet another ‘Houseful’ performance, exploring creativity through the artistic spaces that we create together. This month we welcome Bindhu Malini Narayanaswamy in our midst. Bindhu Malini is an Indian singer, composer, musician, music...

January Flavours

With the New Year our repertoire of ingredients is taking a leap at Cafe Obattoo. We are back with Chaats to entice your palate and once again the inventiveness of our Cafe Team is reflected in the diverse ingredients that inhabit the familiar chaats. Each time we...

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

Christmas is the season of loving, giving and sharing joy with others. Blending the spirit of Christmas into this month’s ‘Houseful,’ we are delighted to welcome ACTS Harmony, the choir of the ACTS Secondary School, into our Centre. What could be better than children...

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Recent Blogs

ABT as a complementary health practice

In the war between doing and being, much life is trampled. While we’re all tuned to trill out loud about our joys or sing soulfully of our sorrows, we train our voices to be silent or scream incoherently (when we can’t be silent anymore) because we can’t remember to...

Celebrations of Inclusion and Connection

A festival is an excuse to celebrate, sing together and love more loudly. Every festival has its unique flavour and Christmas brings with it a season of cheer, sharing, giving and loving unconditionally. For us at Snehadhara Foundation, the celebrations of the season...

Snehadhara’s Sixth Birthday – A Celebration of Expression

Snehadhara’s sixth Birthday celebrated on December 5th at the Direct Care Centre in JP Nagar, was a grand event that brought many smiles and much cheering from facilitators, children, staff and parents. From months before, plants were grown, pots painted, menu plans...

Of Collaboration and Inclusion

Snehadhara Foundation and Snehagram (a Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre for Children Living with HIV) share more than the first half of their names. Working with vulnerable children and enabling them to take a lead in transforming their own lives – is the...

When differences disappeared

Charumathi Supraja and Bunty Shrestha of the Snehadhara team write about the House Concert held at Untitled Space in JP Nagar on 22nd September. It was just another beautiful House Concert. And yet, it was not just another beautiful House Concert. The simplest joys...

REFLECTIONS

MANOJ INTERNED AT SNEHADHARA FOR TWO WEEKS IN JUNE. AN  MBA (F) FROM SRI SATHYA SAI INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING, HE HAS EMBARKED ON A JOURNEY TO EXPLORE, DISCOVER, EXPERIENCE AND SERVE SOCIETY. THESE REFLECTIONS EMERGED AFTER HIS SHORT STINT AT SNEHADHARA AND HE...

In summer, the song sings itself.

  In summer, the song sings itself. William Carlos Williams   Every year in April, at Snehadhara, we shake up our bag of summer goodies and what emerges is a month full of exciting experiences and tremendous fun. We create new memories of what...

TEDx 2014 ‘heART of the MATTER’- A Therapy of Love and Compassion

We want to eliminate economic status as a variable in receiving the care that children and adults with special needs deserve. So our program relies on voluntary contributions to bridge the gap.

We are enthused to seek Personal, institutional & corporate funding support to ensure that we have a sustainable financial model.

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