“If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”
Siddamma has worked for a living and overcome many challenging life situations almost since the age of 10. At 53, she now feels strong enough to overcome any difficulties and support not just herself but also many others. Siddamma worked in a physiotherapy clinic where she helped in caring for children undergoing treatment. She also worked with supporting children going through physical exercise and gym routines for therapeutic purposes. Working with children is very close to her heart and she thrives on caring for them. She has 2 children – a daughter (31) and a son (29). Her two grandchildren are teenagers.
The first job that Shashikala ever decided to take was with Snehadhara Foundation. Her own two daughters Sushma, 15 and Trisha, 11 are more independent now so she decided to start working. She was very keen to work with disabled children and be of assistance to them. As a support staff at Snehadhara she provides in-class support to the children, and says she feels a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
She likes music and singing, but is shy to sing in front of an audience. She loves watching serials and “Amruta Varshini” is her favourite.
Renuka is an integral part of our Kitchen Team on campus. She hails from Raichur and is a mother of two- Madhu and Rakesh. She loves to cook, and the entire team is a big fan of her South Indian-style dishes. She has been supporting the kitchen on campus since its inception, and her warm presence is always felt around the campus.
Kalamma heads our Kitchen Team and is as much of an efficient manager as she is a wonderful cook. She is a mother of two, and a grandmother of two. She has had a long experience of working with children and is fluent in Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. While managing the kitchen, she also works with the children directly, and her warm presence is a treat in the sessions.
Manjamma loves listening to Kannada music during her free time and spends the rest of it interacting with the children, whom she cherishes being around. Having been with us for a few months now, she is extremely happy to be here and help out where necessary.
Chandramma is another integral member of our support team, who finds that being with the children in this space is the best. She says interacting with them makes her forget any troubles or worries she may have at the back of her mind.
Previously, Chandramma worked at Kongovi Factory as an inspector of car parts. Following a one year stint there, she moved on to work as a housekeeping staff at Flipkart until early this year, when she became a part of the Snehadhara family.
A huge Puneeth Rajkumar fan, she spends her free time watching his movies and listening to classic hit songs from the late actor’s filmography.
Born and brought up in Yelahanka, Sarojamma began her career as a housekeeping staff at the airtel offices, working there for five years. She then moved on to work at the Home Guard for two years where she was trained to control traffic. Sarojamma recently joined our team and has now acclimated to our way of life; enjoying it thoroughly!
Sarojamma’s free time is spent watching TV and Kannada movies, that is, when she is not busy gardening and tending to her plants