“My connection is with the children more than anything.” says Satish.

“I was trying to find jobs during the lockdown and was told that there was an opening at Snehadhara. I had already tried some places and gone back home but I came back to Bangalore for this. I did not have any experience with children like this so initially, it felt like a different planet. I had entered a new world and I took time to learn and adjust to it. It was the children who finally made me comfortable. When they started responding to me, engaging with me, it made me feel excited, different! I’d never felt that way before. It was unique. With the children, there is no filter – they laugh, they smile, they disagree, all in truth.”

“I gained confidence from working with the children. Earlier, the thought of strengths or improving never occured to me but after this experience, I’ve gained confidence. And I feel that way because I got so many opportunities here and have become a different person compared to when I started. Learning new skills, learning on the job is something I continue to do. I have a goal to study more. I work hard because I believe that if you don’t show what you can do, you will not get opportunity to improve.”

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.