Dr Gitanjali G Govindrajan at the 6th North-South Cultural Exchange Festival at Guinea
Dr Gitanjali, our Founder and Executive Director was a part of the month long training in African Djembe and community dance as a part of the 6th North-South Cultural Exchange Festival at Guinea created by Master Babara Bangoura Fakoly, for which they travelled to Faranah, Soros Island and Boke!
This three week of training culminated into a performance by the group of 26 students and the African drummers, also Mamady Keta’s students in Conakry. They performed three full rhythms that they learnt as a group and one which was only women and a fusion by team India that had dance, song and rhythm with konakol.
Watch the performance here.
Dr Gitanjali was a part of this family-oriented learning experience and engaged with the local women and children, immersing herself in the local rhythms and glimpsing into the essence of music in life. At the Press Conference of the Official Launch of the Cultural Stage of the 6th Edition of the North-South Cultural Exchange, Dr Gitanjali spoke of the transformative nature of this exchange, the journey of the past year, and the takeaways it held.
Featured in the Stories of Change Radio by Azim Premji University
Snehadhara Foundation’s Uhuru programme is at the centre of the first episode of Stories of Change, a radio programme by Azim Premji University. Broadcasted on radio and uploaded on the YouTube, this story is a celebration of the Uhuru programme that has continuously aimed to creative wholesome, inclusive and joyful learning experiences for all.
Listen to the podcast here.
Featured in Deccan Herald on 21st June 2023
The Exemplars Awards by Rotary Club of Bangalore, where Snehadhara Foundation won the Outstanding NGO Award, were featured in Deccan Herald.
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boAt x Snehadhara Foundation for Social Inclusion through the Arts
boAt’s collaboration with Snehadhara Foundation to encourage social inclusion through the arts for special needs and vulnerable groups in India was captured in media articles in May 2023. Through the project, Snehadhara aims to reach 1200 direct beneficiaries across marginalized populations in the country, including persons with disabilities, children in shelter homes, senior citizens, children in palliative care, and victims of abuse, amongst others.
Read more here.
Dr. Gitanjali Govindrajan on the cover of Mentor Magazine
Featured in The Hindu on 2nd December 2022
Snehadhara Foundation was featured in The Hindu, with an article about people-first language to show sensitivity and dignity to everyone! Click here to read the article.
Featured in The Hindu on 9th November 2022
Snehadhara Foundation was featured in The Hindu, with an article about the incident where children with special needs were denied entry into the Golla Halli Railway Station, Bengaluru. Click here to read the article.
Featured in The Indian Express on 9th November 2022
Snehadhara Foundation was featured in The Indian Express, with an article about the exclusion that children faced at the Golla Halli Railway Station during a weekly field trip, and the subsequent action that followed. Click here to read the article.
Featured in Times of India on 8th November 2022
Snehadhara Foundation was featured in the Times of India, with an article about the exclusion that children faced at the Golla Halli Railway Station during a weekly field trip. Click here to read the article.
Featured in Deccan Herald on 8th November 2022
Snehadhara Foundation was featured in Deccan Herald, with an article about the exclusion that children faced at the Golla Halli Railway Station during a weekly field trip. Click here to read the article.
Featured on the Twitter Account for Southern Command Indian Army (@IaSouthern)
Snehadhara Foundation was recognized for its work with children with disabilities at the Umang Special Care Centre, Alwar by the Twitter account for the Southern Command of the Indian Army. Click here to see the post!
Our constant aim at Snehadhara Foundation is to create an engaging community and ‘PaDa’ project brings us closer to our ambition. Music holds the power to transcend the shackles of social barriers that hinder social inclusion of vulnerable populations is why we are very excited to be part of this project and be introduced to various aspects of folk music, different traditions, different lifestyles on this journey!
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Dainik Bhaskar did an exclusive interview with our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Gitanjali Sarangan about the work that the organization does and the role we play in building an inclusive society! The interview centered around building awareness about children with intellectual disabilities, and the various modes in which opportunities can be created for them, especially using multi-art modalities as Snehadhara does.
Snehadhara Foundation has always been ahead of the “sensitivity curve”, constantly assessing and reassessing what’s best for our children. Aware of how often those of us in the disability sector fail to feature in the government’s policy radar, we’ve ensured that the online sessions we’ve created during the lockdown are holistic, therapeutic, educational and with a generous dose of fun.
Firstpost.com has done an extensive, exhaustive piece on how those of us in the disability sector have had to transition to online sessions even as we do not fall under the conventional purview of the education industry. We help in therapy, in healing, in education, in nurturing and in counselling…areas that go well beyond what education literally means.
Leaders from progressive schools around the world have gathered for a Qatar Foundation webinar that highlighted how – in a COVID-19 era that has seen education shift online – children and their parents are beginning to help shape their own learning environments.
Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Pre-University Education (PUE) hosted the Leading Educational Advancement in Progressive Schools (LEAPS) Webinar which brought together six experts from five different countries to address some of the effects of the pandemic on schools globally. Leaders from progressive schools around the world highlighted how – in a COVID-19 era that has seen education shift online – children and their parents are beginning to help shape their own learning environments.
We are delighted to be able to support the path-breaking work of Prameya Health Pvt. Ltd. in facilitating the wellness of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, through our kit of artistic practices put together over the years of working towards psycho-social wellness through multi-arts. We congratulate renowned oncologists Dr. Sandhya Ravi and Dr. Bapsi, the founders of Prameya, on their deeply nourishing work for and with women who have survived or are being treated for cancer. The detailed coverage of the same in the Sudha magazine also visually featured our work with them.
El Cisne Newspaper on Sep 26th, 2019
(The El Cisne newspaper is distributed throughout the Argentine Republic, as well as in Latin American countries, with a monthly circulation of 38,000 copies.The Swan its monthly publication dedicated exclusively to the theme of disability and distributed throughout Latin America.)
Kolkatta on October 5, 2018
indianwomenblog.org on March 17, 2018
The Economic Times, May 02 2016