Snehalaya School provides an empowering education for predominately rural girls

Snehalaya School instils confidence in rural children, whom would otherwise be involved in domestic labour, to become agents of change in order to shape their own communities

The School's purpose

In addition to the inculcation of secondary level education, we aim towards providing rural girls with knowledge and character to combat patriarchy and end gender based economic, cultural, political, physical and emotional oppression.

We need you to continue making it special. Here's why.

Capacity

It currently has 120 children, with capacity for 500. We also accept boarding students. Some residents (Orphans) from Snehalaya also attend the school if their conditions allow. We need to fund more school buses to help more rural children get to school.

Curriculum

The curriculum includes the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with guidance from State and National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) giving our students the best academic starts possible. However, we need more volunteer teachers to bring the curriculum to life for our students.

Approach

In addition to preparing our children with the knowledge required within rural communities, we also aim to arm them with knowledge to face an increasingly globalised world with the help of our volunteers. Further, we pride ourselves on offering Gurukul Vedic education. This provides them with the rich heritage and cultures of India such as yoga, meditation and ancient philosophical scriptures.

How can you help?

We run many volunteer-led initiatives in Snehalaya Care Campus that encompasses a school for mainly poor girls, a rural health programme and special needs facility. Help us continue to our work.

Resources

The newly purpose built school in housed within a single block around a central courtyard. It has 3 floors, classrooms, tables, chairs, blackboards, library, learning materials, computers and an audio-visual lab. There are facilities for play, sports, horse riding, vocational training, arts and drama and much more but we need more funds to purchase teaching aid to help our children learn more effectively.

Teachers

Faculty members includes teachers from India with visiting teachers from UK, USA, Canada and Australia and others. We welcome trainee or qualified volunteer teachers to help our children and staff.

Christopher Hitchings Memorial Library

Students and the community benefit from a growing library that covers the major themes in the curriculum. Items include books, maps and DVDs.  The Library is named in the memory of former London based volunteer Christopher Hitchings (1971-2011). Funds are always required to provide books that children can learn and be inspired from.

By donating just £5 a month you could provide this benefit to our children

 

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