Direct Care

Our Direct Care space paves the way in reinforcing its endeavours through the entire gamut of new and existing programs each year. The classroom sessions have been fortified with newer approaches that come in with different styles of working, even under the same overarching principles of using ABT as the primary methodology of learning together in the sessions.

HT Parekh Foundation, an HDFC Initiative has generously supported part of the Direct Care operations at Snehadhara Foundation through a Grant


The Direct Care space of Snehadhara is our social lab, which aspires to be a model for special populations that addresses life goals, academic interventions, and where possible learning experiences to meet vocational goals, livelihood and long term care giving. Here through various programs we work with children across disabilities and across age groups using the Arts.

Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. It is our Arts Based Therapy program for children with special needs.


Oota Thota

Snehadhara’s flagship project, the Oota-Thota Program brings the classroom into the kitchen. Using the kitchen as a facilitated space, the program looks at building awareness, social skills and a prospective livelihood option for children with special needs.

Oota Thota looks at engagements within community spaces, fostering social skills as well as creating opportunities leading to livelihoods.


The concept of inclusion lies at the heart of what we are doing in Snehadhara Foundation this year. Theatre games and improvisations, fun and imagination, a rich experience of the arts, interactions with ideas and people, outdoors and indoors, all this aims at bringing children together from different schools and learning centres to contour our effort with social inclusion by introducing the children to a variety of artistic experiences


“Inclusion is about the intentional building of relationships and creating conversations.” As a concept, Snehasangti looks at co-locating with a mainstream school in the neighborhood to see how children can engage with each other and build an organic platform of learning and social interaction..

Snehasangiti is our collaborative Gurukul for Inclusive Education, where we seek spaces that walk with us and prepare us for a rich harvest of empathy, interaction, acceptance, participation and legitimacy.