"Never stop believing in yourself"



Shubhangi is one of our longest attending Balbhavan beneficiaries who we have proudly watched grow up over the past 12-13 years. She lives in one of our poorest slums with her two younger sisters and brother. Her father is one of the ubiquitous bottled water sellers plying bus stands and her mother is a maid.


As well as completing her final years of a BA in social work she has been campaigning for girls' education as a peer mentor for our Malala campaign. Having watched all her friends give up their education in favour of marriage, the 21 year old is determined to complete her degree and join the police force before settling down herself. Having grown up attending our evening study classes she still turns up every night to teach and inspire the next generation and is a great role model for other girls living in slums. As a peer mentor at the Malala campaign she inspired all the participants with her motivational speech where she mentioned her journey so far and encouraged girls to dream big.


On top of all it all she also has a passion for football and is a member of our women's team and has represented Snehalaya and Maharashtra in the Slum Soccer state and national championships. In July 2019, she also had the fantastic experience of being one of seven girls chosen by Slum Soccer to represent India in the Homeless World Cup which was held in Cardiff, UK.


It was the experience of a lifetime for Shubhangi as first she travelled to Edinburgh, Scotland for a training camp which included a trip to Glasgow Rangers, before heading to the Welsh capital for the tournament. The team did really well finishing in 7th place and holding their own against teams from across the world. This has fuelled Shubhangi's passion to play football professionally and we aim to help her reach her goal.

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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.


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