“What resonates with Snehadhara for me, is the love and genuine affection that holds this place.” says Gurupriya.

“I was looking to study music therapy when I heard about the API course. I had heard of Snehadhara but once I heard of the course, I signed up. So my story began as a student. It was unexpected because I immediately felt belonged, a part of the organisation – first, as a student and then a facilitator. Campus always felt like and had the comfort of home but at this point, I had not met the children yet. Starting with Houseful during Sangam, I really got into facilitating and merging my music with what I was learning in API.”

“The energy, effort and heart that the team puts in here is unlike any work place I’ve seen. For me, the children gave me energy and so did observing the team. Their understanding is so nuanced, blended and ingrained. I admire how mindful and present everyone is. Snehadhara runs on love and affection and love has been a constant in my own world. What draws me is this ring of love and grace here. The relationship is mutual. Snehadhara has many big dreams and goals being set and achieved. I wish for more and more people to be embraced and held in this space where there is warmth and genuine affection. The team here has taught me many things – planning, preparedness, execution, design being a few. So this relationship, for me, is beyond expression.”

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.