Snehalaya English Medium School

Project Brief: Snehalaya English Medium School was started in 2010 to provide free education to children of sex workers, orphans and also from surrounding slums.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: children of sex workers

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Toledo
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Pallavi Kulkarni
Project Partner(s): Anil Gawade
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Snehalaya, F Block, Survey No. 239, Shree Tiles Chowk, ,Beside Super Ammonia Plant, MIDC,Ahmednagar (MS),
MAHARASHTRA  414111
Tel: 0241-2778353
Stewarding Chapter: Toledo
May 2016ToledoUSD 9327
Jun 2015ToledoUSD 3363

Total = $12690

Snehyalaya English Medium School is a project to support education of children of sex workers, HIV positive children, socially/physically abused children and under privileged children from local community
To facilitate a better brighter future for children victimized by sex trade by offering quality education and rehabilitation. The goal is to also eliminate discrimination against HIV infected children by providing them education under the same roof as healthy children.
Snehalaya Foundation was founded in 1989 by Dr. Girish Kulkarni with a mission to eradicate inequality, cruelty and discrimination towards women and children. Snehalaya provides healthcare, education and shelter to women and children and LGBT communities affected by poverty and commercial sex industry.

Sex trafficking is estimated to be worth $12 billion a year to the criminals who trade women & children. Without awareness of good sexual health practises or acess to condoms sexually transmitted infections & HIV can flourish and unplanned pregnancies can pass the virus to innocent children. Illiteracy and poverty exacerbate an already dire situation and without education the situation can worsen. Snehalaya works to help these women and their children find an exit point.
Through 15 such path-finding projects, Snehalaya strives to work in 4 key areas:
1. Rehabilitation
2. Education & Children
3. Healthcare
4. Awareness