16th August 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Shruti Sunderraman, a Fellow with Milaap. I visited Snehwan and met Ashok and the children he's currently rehabilitating.

They are a boisterous bunch of 25 kids, all of whom Ashok is sending to a nearby school using the funds raised. Snehwan is nestled cozily amongst lush trees, open grounds and the green pastures of a village-like community in Bhosari, Pune. When I enter the premises, Ashok welcomes me with tea and conversation. I learn that Ashok has quit his 9 to 5 corporate job recently to take Snehwan forward full-time.

Ashok and the children outside Snehwan.

I step out to join the kids who are sitting on a small playground outside Snehwan. Ashok gathers them around and they flock toward me with unusual discipline. They introduce themselves with their full names, standards in school and the region they are from. The kids then sing rhymes, prayers and songs for me. They demonstrate their physical abilities through gymnastics. 

Ashok, along with his family, has disciplined them into waking up early and teaching them yoga at 6 a.m. The children are always eager to go to school and are happy to have an opportunity to do so.

The children from Snehwan doing yoga in the morning, under Ashok's guidance.

Ashok is continually trying to rescue more children from Marathwada and providing a future to look forward to. He has expressed immense gratitude for all your help and welcomes any supporter to visit Snehwan.

He has requested for continued support to help more children and sustain the existing ones' quality of life.