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

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...

A Look Back at Utsav: Celebrating Abundance

After travelling around the country for 8 weeks we wanted to wrap it all up with a celebratory bash and made arrangements for what turned out to be a fantastic four day Utsav. We were giddy with excitement to roll it out and it was quite surreal when the actual event...

Hum Saath Saath Hain – Chronicles of our Summer School

At the end of the last academic year, plans were underway to carry out our summer school in an elaborate fashion on campus and we were all stoked for it to begin. We wanted to invite the parents of our children to come to our campus at Nelamangala and experience...

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Recent Blogs

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...

A Look Back at Utsav: Celebrating Abundance

After travelling around the country for 8 weeks we wanted to wrap it all up with a celebratory bash and made arrangements for what turned out to be a fantastic four day Utsav. We were giddy with excitement to roll it out and it was quite surreal when the actual event...

Hum Saath Saath Hain – Chronicles of our Summer School

At the end of the last academic year, plans were underway to carry out our summer school in an elaborate fashion on campus and we were all stoked for it to begin. We wanted to invite the parents of our children to come to our campus at Nelamangala and experience...

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