Snehadhara Foundation

Snehadhara Foundation (SF) is a registered non-profit organisation. Located between earthy surroundings, trees and greenery on the outskirts of Bangalore, SF works out of a spacious campus which houses a semi-residential facility and teaching centre that also doubles up as an artists’ retreat Centre. The pioneers of Arts Practices for Inclusion, Snehadhara Foundation believes that inclusion is the bedrock of a more compassionate and empathetic society. SF advocates inclusionary spaces where arts practices form the primary methodology of teaching and learning. SF aims to create an environment which welcomes, acknowledges, affirms and celebrates the value of all learners.

 

We have crafted three initiatives in pursuit of this goal: Direct CareimpART and Prajnadhara.

 

Prajnadhara

Prajñādhara’s twin aims are to create inclusive spaces that celebrate neurodiversity by certifying students in Arts Practices for Inclusion (API) and Study of the Mind.

Direct Care

The Direct Care space of Snehadhara is our realm of caring, advocacy and inclusion practice. Respecting every child’s unique needs, our programs are carefully designed to enhance their abilities and meet their therapeutic goals. Our aim is to address the social and independent goals of the children to meet their aspirations for life, vocation and livelihood along with nurturing a sense of social inclusion with arts.

Our Direct Care Centre works with children and adults with developmental disabilities that include Down’s syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Speech Delay/Impairment, Learning disorders and mental illnesses along with their caregivers and families.

impART

impART, a division of Snehadhara Foundation is a platform that looks at interventions, methodologies and practices using the Arts  in schools, colleges, corporates and the community to create an inclusive society.

News And Events

A Decade of Joy, Forever to Go!

With colour, rhythm, melodies and laughter in the air, Snehadhara Foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary as Direct Care children, practitioners, parents and well-wishers showered us with much love and encouragement. Bringing the essence of India's rich folk...

Exclusion Raises its Ugly Head at Special Needs Children

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” said the Mahatma, urging his nation to give unto other species the dignity they wish for themselves. But if the events of Golla Halli, Karnataka, are anything to go...

A Musical Houseful with Gurupriya Atreya

As a part of our flagship inclusion programme-Sangam- Gurupriya Atreya performed for the participants as we unfurled the curtains on our first ever Sangam X Houseful event on 24th September 2022.  Gurupriya Atreya is a singer, voice artiste and an arts curator....

Service Before Self: The Snehadhara Way

When we think of the Army, we think of a situation with the narrowest margin of error. When we think of the Army, we think of regimentation and a strict chain of command. When we think of the Army, we think of nation over discrimination. When we think of the Army, we...

A Trip Towards Community-Building

It takes a village to raise a child, undoubtedly, but we at Snehadhara Foundation know that it really is the rallying together of parents that ensures that a community is sustaining and thriving. For the community living setup is the basis of our Direct Care program,...

T’is the term to be jolly: Term 3 at Direct Care!

As we close the year with celebrations and festivities, we take a look at how the last term of 2021 has seen a flurry of activities that come with their own share of challenges. Yet we draw the curtains on a term that also saw many new initiatives and mighty triumphs...

Dr. Prachi Jariwala: Artists in Residence @ Snehadhara Foundation

The joy of having an artist staying amongst us is the access one has to understanding their way of living and absorbing. Apart from the obviously enriching performances one can partake in, staying with an artist enables us to experience how inspirations strike and...

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Recent Blogs

A Decade of Joy, Forever to Go!

With colour, rhythm, melodies and laughter in the air, Snehadhara Foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary as Direct Care children, practitioners, parents and well-wishers showered us with much love and encouragement. Bringing the essence of India's rich folk...

Exclusion Raises its Ugly Head at Special Needs Children

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” said the Mahatma, urging his nation to give unto other species the dignity they wish for themselves. But if the events of Golla Halli, Karnataka, are anything to go...

Service Before Self: The Snehadhara Way

When we think of the Army, we think of a situation with the narrowest margin of error. When we think of the Army, we think of regimentation and a strict chain of command. When we think of the Army, we think of nation over discrimination. When we think of the Army, we...

A Trip Towards Community-Building

It takes a village to raise a child, undoubtedly, but we at Snehadhara Foundation know that it really is the rallying together of parents that ensures that a community is sustaining and thriving. For the community living setup is the basis of our Direct Care program,...

T’is the term to be jolly: Term 3 at Direct Care!

As we close the year with celebrations and festivities, we take a look at how the last term of 2021 has seen a flurry of activities that come with their own share of challenges. Yet we draw the curtains on a term that also saw many new initiatives and mighty triumphs...

Dr. Prachi Jariwala: Artists in Residence @ Snehadhara Foundation

The joy of having an artist staying amongst us is the access one has to understanding their way of living and absorbing. Apart from the obviously enriching performances one can partake in, staying with an artist enables us to experience how inspirations strike and...

Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy: Artist in Residence@Snehadhara Foundation

Being in the lap of nature—away from the humdrum of city life and general inanities—inspires many an artist to find meaning in life and expression within their craft. Every so often, artists travel in a bid to seek the calm they need to reflect, to recalibrate and to...

TEDx 2014 ‘heART of the MATTER’- A Therapy of Love and Compassion

We want to eliminate economic status as a variable in receiving the care that children and adults with special needs deserve. So our program relies on voluntary contributions to bridge the gap.

We are enthused to seek Personal, institutional & corporate funding support to ensure that we have a sustainable financial model.

The Snehadhara Family