Alternative care

In December 2019, the 193 members of the United Nations called for orphanages to be eliminated. There is a global movement that agrees children belong in families and the physical and psychological development of children who grown up in institutions is substantially affected. The Indian government has already issued legislation and guidance on alternative care for children in need of care and protection and Snehalaya’s Family-Based Care (FBC) was established in 2018 to help provide a model for what this may look like for India.


In February, we observed #WorldDayofSocialJustice by joining with other NGOs leading in developing alternatives for children in India for a Twitter chat discussion.

You can follow the questions posed by the organisers, Prerana, and the answers given by us and our collaborators (Leher, Miracle Foundation, Catalysts for Social Action, Educo and Udayan Care) by clicking on the images below. If you would like more information please contact fbc@snehalaya.org.