“I’ve been a supporter and cheerleader of Snehadhara forever. Impacting children has been a part of my work since the beginning” says Sunitha.

“I have been following SF since 2010. When I saw the updates, be it the restaurant the children arranged, activities with parents – it was fascinating and different from what I’d seen. Being part of the community and inclusion stood out from then and have stayed with me. The opportunity to join presented itself at the right time. I was just coming out of maternity break and when I got a call, the minute they said Snehadhara, I said – sign me up now, I’m there. That’s what has gotten me to where I am today.”

“For me, working with the neurodiverse population has been in pockets largely. I have worked in terms of providing therapy, counselling, conducting workshops and so on. There’s a lot of essence from each of these that I think I can bring into this space. The arts is new to me and getting my hands dirty is something that I’m learning; and I want to do more of it – to be able to create and to be able to bring something bigger than ourselves into the process is something I’m learning. More than contributing, it’s been an enriching experience here. Everyday that I’m working with the children, there’s something I’m learning. Joy, how to be happy, how to be playful – these are things that, as an adult, I feel we lose out on; so to just keep that child in us alive.”

“I wish for people to know more of the work that is happening here. For more inclusion, to have a bigger community, to have people understand why this is needed and would like for it to be global, for Snehadhara to reach worldwide.”

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.