“It has been a wonderful journey, and I’m much in awe of how everyone here is filled with energy and compassion.” says Sarangan.

“Back in 2012, I was deeply in corporate world. The questions arose from Gitanjali – “How can there be no learning spaces for these children?” She told me, “Even if it’s 1 child, I wanna start something for her.” I heard her out and I wasn’t sure how to contribute. I said I can support you completely, you go ahead and do what is required. When I met the children, I was initially quite overwhelmed but I asked for some time to make connections in my own way. I was helping out as required but I eventually quit my corporate and got into this full time. It wasn’t easy to take that decision but I had help planning it out, thanks to my family.”

“I was deeply involved in making the campus what it is now. This, then continued my deepening involvement both with the work and with the children. I also realised that with a change in perspective and different joint experiences, my understanding and connection with the children transformed. Now I’m in awe of them and the team. It feels like “wow look what we created!” I wish for all children to have happy learning spaces. There has already been a lot of effort to take this programme across the world. I would love to be a part of this and contribute to its growth while being increasingly present with the children.”

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.