Special needs facilities to support our unique residents
Our residents include mostly disabled Orphans who were abused and neglected before coming to Snehalaya
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10 specially made cottages which residents can call home and a carer for each cottage who becomes their Guardian and parental figure.
These are a world away from their previous homes which included railway stations, urban streets or poorly run and basic government orphanage.
A Special Needs School (for those that cannot attend Snehalaya School) which encompasses basic language, social and skills development.
Activities include play, drama and music therapy to learn fine motor, cognitive, co-ordination and social skills, a multi-sensory, soft room with an array of special learning equipment and vocational training room.
Regular sports, outdoor play activities and a dedicated physiotherapy room ensure physical development and healthy living for our residents.
Activities include daily sunrise and sunset yoga, boche, cricket, sports track and field and football. Every third Thursday is our Special Sports Day where also invite children from local schools and institutions to Snehalaya. We regularly participate in the Special Olympics for disabled children across India.
A range of special initiatives are being run on the grounds in Snehalaya to provide a holistic learning experience for our resident.
A small dairy farm with 20 cows provides an opportunity to supplement our residents’ diets with milk and learn farming techniques. We cultivate 15 acres of land to grow plants, vegetables and fruits using drilled bore holes and irrigation channels. Residents learn gardening and farming skills and are able to literally and figuratively, eat the fruits of their labour. In addition to drilling ground wells for water, we are trying to become sustainable by fundraising for solar and wind power installations.