Our beginnings

Persistence, knowledge, experience

Snehalaya’s foundation stone was laid in August 2004 and would eventually turn into the multidisciplinary care campus we see today. However, this would not have been possible without the work that was undertaken by Gwalior Hospital & Education Trust from 1994 to 2004.

1994 to 2004

Extensive social work and achievements

Two of which included the creation of a new hospital to care for the rural poor with a range of in and outpatient services, women’s and babies unit. Secondly, the creation of a range of support and services offered to hundreds of children living in general and specialist orphanages in Gwalior.

2004 to today

Snehalaya is born

It was upon seeing rural poor, disabled, abused and abandoned orphans being treated in hospital and then despite their many frailties and poor condition, being taken to utterly lamentable government run orphanages, that the inspiration for Snehalaya, the “Home with Love” was born.

Our major milestones

Reaching thousands of beneficiaries with life-saving and life-changing support and services

GHECT established

January 1, 1994

GHECT established

Gwalior Hospital & Education Trust is established to build a new hospital and assist children in Orphanages and homeless in and around Gwalior

GCC established

July 15, 1996

GCC established

Gwalior Children’s Hospital is established to generate international awareness from its base in the United Kingdom

Snehalaya foundation stone laid

July 18, 2004

Snehalaya foundation stone laid

Dr Meena Shah Memorial Trust, established that year following her sudden death, was essential in laying the foundation stone for Snehalaya on the 25-acre campus

Snehalaya opens

August 23, 2006

Snehalaya opens

Snehalaya, the “Home with Love” in Hindi, commences providing a novel multi-disciplinary approach for up to 200 vulnerable children staying across ten cottages using specialist buildings and equipment

Snehalaya clinic opens

August 23, 2007

Snehalaya clinic opens

A 30 bedded primary care and rural health clinic opens in Snehalaya

Rural health programmes begin

May 1, 2009

Rural health programmes begin

Rural health programmes begin reaching 40 marginalised villages with workshops for women, children and men to discuss sexual reproduction, gender violence, health, well-being, nutrition, vaccines and more

Rural school is built and first students arrive

October 3, 2011

Rural school is built and first students arrive

Three years in the making, Snehalaya School – aimed towards rural girls – finally opens with capacity for 500 children within Snehalaya’s 25-acre campus

Multi-purpose hall project begins

July 1, 2016

Multi-purpose hall project begins

Construction of new multi-purpose hall for our children and residents begin which will provide a new space to escape the intense summer, eat and play together and hold events.

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