|This project needs:||Volunteer workers - see the appeal here
or take a look at the Snehalaya 'brochure'
Visit: www.helpchildrenofindia.org.uk or
Snehalaya is a care home with hospital, school, farms, orchards on site as well rural development work including health and education in 43 surrounding villages. Visit www.helpchildrenofindia.org
"Snehalaya" (in Hindi it means "Home – with Love") is an unique place combining community living with a Care Home (orphanage) for disabled and destitute children, homeless women and the aged. Mostly they live together as a family in cottages. The community also includes a school for special needs, a regional rural hospital, a multi-sensory room, vocational training, facilities for yoga and meditation, farm and a gaushala (cow shed) for our own cows – all set amid gardens, farms and sports & play areas.
Also on site, plans are well advanced to build an integrated school. When completed, it will have facilities for 250 'special needs' children plus a further 500 places for children from surrounding villages, especially girls who would otherwise remain uneducated and undergo oppression. A special focus will be vocational training for these girls to make them more independent and provide them with confidence to start a career.
A little goes a very long way in India - and there are many ways an individual or an organisation can make a real difference. Sometimes, when we look at the need, the prospect seems daunting. But we carry on, remembering the simple adage that "because you can't do everything, it doesn't mean you should do nothing".
IMPORTANT: "Snehalaya" is a project of the Gwalior Childrens Hospital organisation. Although we operate in one of the poorest and most needy parts of India, the Gwalior Childrens Hospital receives no government support. Not from local authorities. Not from regional or state sources. Not from central government. So we are forced to rely on the generosity of people around the world. Any contribution, however small, is very much appreciated.
The Gwalior Children's Hospital needs volunteers. Click here to see their appeal.
To donate or volunteer your support please visit www.helpchildrenofindia.org.uk