Urban slums are breeding grounds for serious social issues like child labour, malnutrition, child marriages, addiction, HIV/AIDS and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. The children living in our city slums are often exposed to domestic violence, peer pressure and violent community brawls and often lack the attention of parents who are burdened with their own struggles for survival and rely on their child’s labour to supplement the family income.

 

 

How we help

 

Our Balbhavans are unique models of social change for children living in seven of Ahmednagar’s slums. Based in community hubs our staff are positioned to get to the heart of the issues and provide solutions. They conduct regular surveys identifying issues such as children missing school and work with them and their families to encourage them to get the education that will be key in breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

 

Who we help

 

Playgroups, after school tuition for older children, health check-up camps, self-help groups, education on the consequences of addictions and child marriage, and sports and cultural activities all help build communal harmony, health, hygiene and educational attainment.

 

 

How you can help

 

Over 700 children are currently attending our extra-curricular classes and to date over 20,000 slum-dwellers have enjoyed access to our other support services.

Help us to bring more activities to our slums and break the cycle of poverty.

Balbhavan - Slum community centers

11+ million

7 locations

3000+ children

20,000 residents

People living in slums in Maharastra - the highest proportion in India

with access to our Balbhavans and the services they provide

receiving after school education through Balbhavan programmes

across Ahmednagar district benefitting from our slum outreach programme.

SLUM redevelopment

One of the six slums we work in is Sanjay Nagar. We are currently working as part of a consortium to redevelop the slum. You can read more here...

Our partners

Snehalaya is a voluntary organisation registered in 1992 under the Societies Registration Act 1960 (Reg No MH2220/A'nagar) and in 1995 under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Reg No 083720087. It has Tax Exemption Recognition under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961 No.CIT(E)/12A(a)/80G/135/2008-09/1916)

 

Snehalaya adheres to the norms prescribed for good governance of voluntary organisations and is certified by Credibility Alliance (CA/82/2013)

 

Snehalaya, Home of Love Project and Snehalaya UK are all trading names for operations in India and beyond that all represent our projects and services operating since 1989 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - India.

 

All donations given to any part of our organisation, unless directly specified, will be spent where most needed for the betterment of our beneficiaries in project running costs and in building capacity through organisational development.

 

Company Registration documents:

Indian Charity Registration details

UK Charity Registration Number: 1157926

Snehalaya Americas, Inc. is a registered 501 c(3) entity, at the following registered address: 30 Sheryl Drive, Edison NJ 08820-1311 

 

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