“I’m here. I’m enjoying every moment. This is a really special place. While looking on can give a glimpse, one has to experience it to know how special it is.” says Sindhu.

“I actually found SF when I was looking for something else. It just happened that as soon as I saw the website, the ethos and the sort of thinking that was there, the philosophy – it all drew me in. I thought I’d definitely like to do something here. At that time, the API course had just been announced. I got in touch and went on to do the course. And that’s how it all started. Being a part of the course – it was superb! I think it was just what I needed at that point because I was already doing some work then. The API course experience gave me a lot of structure and shape to what I was doing. It was just at the right time and a great experience for me. I completed the course and for a while, that was that.”

“At some point, I came to Bangalore and got back in touch with SF. Becoming part of the foundation, it was very much a process at ease. I have enjoyed every day so far; there’s never a dull moment here. I’ve learnt so much in these past few months and continue to train. The arts is at the centre of it all. For me, I think it’s also the team. Of course, there is walking the talk of the freedom to express themselves; everyone is heard free of judgement. It’s also the small things that working in a team like this has given me – the support we give each other. It’s structured in the logistics and work but when it comes to people, there is fluidity and the practice of – ‘everyone can learn, everyone can do it’. That is very special for me. Moving forward, I’d like all the diverse things we are doing right now happen more and be more accessible – the government school programs, workshops, Sangam, even our Direct Care. I would like to see Snehadhara in various spaces, be it old age homes, care centres, jails, etc. It’s all doable. And we can do it.”

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.