“I want to give back to the society. That is my goal.” Shyamala’s voice is loaded with emotion as she says this.

“I have been in Snehadhara for almost 2 years now. I used to work for a consulting company before; a typical usual job sitting behind a desk. After my personal break and then COVID, it had become a 7 years gap. Who would hire somebody with such a long gap? But that was what was different here. During my interview, they asked about my skills. The focus was on my ability and they did not care much about the break at all.”

“I started enjoying the work almost immediately. There is something about this place. Here, everyone is equal. The philosophy of my life and the philosophy of Snehadhara are the same I realised. And as I started enjoying, I wanted to do more. Just recently, I had a conversation with a colleague where I said that I also wanted to get into facilitating. I wanted to work with the children, understand and help more. Teaching is not easy. Seeing all my team members and colleagues, it makes me emotional the way they work. I get motivated to try more and to try new things. That’s why I want to facilitate with all the children. I know I have many things to learn and I will try.”

“I want to be a part of this family for a long time. I will dedicate my life to this work. Community work and giving back is my future plan and I can do this here with Snehadhara.”

What is Humans of SF? 

This is a series on the humans of SF; an attempt to celebrate each of the people who make Snehadhara whole. Novelist Anne Sewell said “It is good people who make good places.” And amongst the many good people in this world, there are some here at Snehadhara who make up this good place. We are ecstatic to bring to you glimpses of the Snehadhara team. Join us as we delve into the stories of people who stand for SF.