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Help Snehwan Educate 25 children of Drought Affected Farmers

Ashok Deshmane was born in the Parbhani district of Marathwada. He grew up facing poverty and hunger. But he did not let that dampen his spirit. He got himself an education, a job, changed the course of his life and today he harbours an undying desire to help others in need.

Ashok says, “I have studied software engineering and was working in an IT software firm in Pune. I was getting constant updates about the drought in my village and the increasing number of suicides among farmers. I then began to donate 10 per cent of my monthly income to help the farmers,”

He was constantly worried about people back home and went back to see that the children roamed the streets, starving and unaware of anything that was out in the world. “When I was in Pune around in 2014, I gave free tuitions to children from the slums around where I lived. However, those kids had to move away and I felt I could have done much more for them,” Deshmane said.

With this spirit, he started his NGO, Snehwan in December, 2015. As a part of it, he decided to adopt kids from Marathwada belonging to families in which the farmers have committed suicides. Some of these kids are also from families who are in debt and are having a hard time providing for themselves.  "I felt if I had the will I would find the way. I began working night shifts, and for 8 months I continued to work towards setting up this shelter. A friend of mine gave away his old house of 4 rooms for the children to live in, and I got Snehwan registered. However, the night shifts began affecting my health.” So by August 2016, he quit his full-time job and dedicated himself to give quality education to the children.

He has identified 25 such kids from various districts of Maharashtra and provides accomodation to them at a donated apartment in Bhosari area of Pune. “If you want the next generation of farmers to do something substantial in the near future, it is necessary to educate them. And just basic education is not enough. Teaching them various subjects like computer science, music, dance, painting, etc is needed. It is required that children are taught according to their talents,” says the 29-year-old who has completed his Masters in Computer Science.

Deshmane got married in November 2016, and his wife Archana was more than happy to know about his cause and contribute to it. She cooks meals regularly for the one large family they have and is like a mother to them.
“My kids call my parents ‘Ajji’ and ‘Ajoba’, meaning grandmother and grandfather in Marathi. My father, in fact, teaches the students how to play tabla,” Deshmane said.




Deshmane and his wife are now looking to increase the size of their family by bringing in more and more children to their little haven near Pune. “But for that, we are also looking for a land around that is affordable and has a larger place to shelter more and more kids by the year. Having seen the same poverty they have, I want them to learn more and most of all, become better human beings.”

Your support will help bring light to many more children of draught affected farmers who are deprived of a better future because of lack of education. 
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29th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

It's an immense joy to receive so much support for my cause.

I am rejoiced to inform you that the children will be leaving home on 5th November as their exams get over, for Diwali holidays. We will be giving them new clothes and sweets for the festival.  

Thank you to all for your blessings and support towards these kids.

Regards,
Ashok Deshmane
Dear Supporters,

It's an immense joy to receive so much support for my cause.

I am rejoiced to inform you that the children will be leaving home on 5th November as their exams get over, for Diwali holidays. We will be giving them new clothes and sweets for the festival.  

Thank you to all for your blessings and support towards these kids.

Regards,
Ashok Deshmane
17th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

A heart felt thank you to all of you for the overwhelming love and support!

This gives me immense joy to inform you that we have taken 2 more room on rent and paid the deposit as well. The kids are very happy with their new facilities such as bed, fan etc. Presently, exams are going on after which the children will go home for Diwali holidays.

Kindly continue to support the campaign. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Ashok Deshmane
Dear Supporters,

A heart felt thank you to all of you for the overwhelming love and support!

This gives me immense joy to inform you that we have taken 2 more room on rent and paid the deposit as well. The kids are very happy with their new facilities such as bed, fan etc. Presently, exams are going on after which the children will go home for Diwali holidays.

Kindly continue to support the campaign. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Ashok Deshmane
27th September 2018
Dear Well Wishers,
We are humbled to share that, Ashok Deshmane and Snehwan honored with Real Hero award in India's Best Dramebaaz reality show on Zee TV.

Please watch the Special Episode on struggling journey of Ashok Deshmane and Snehwan- A Ray of Hope will be telecast on Sunday 30-9-18 @ 9pm on Zee Tv. with Actor Vivek Oberoi, Director Omang Kumar, Actress Huma_Qureshi, Anchor Shantanu Maheshwari.

Thank you so much for your continued support and blessing in this journey. Please visit Snehwan once with your family and friends. 
Please do watch and share with others

Warm Regards,
Snehwan Family
www.snehwan.in
+91-8796400484

Dear Well Wishers,
We are humbled to share that, Ashok Deshmane and Snehwan honored with Real Hero award in India's Best Dramebaaz reality show on Zee TV.

Please watch the Special Episode on struggling journey of Ashok Deshmane and Snehwan- A Ray of Hope will be telecast on Sunday 30-9-18 @ 9pm on Zee Tv. with Actor Vivek Oberoi, Director Omang Kumar, Actress Huma_Qureshi, Anchor Shantanu Maheshwari.

Thank you so much for your continued support and blessing in this journey. Please visit Snehwan once with your family and friends. 
Please do watch and share with others

Warm Regards,
Snehwan Family
www.snehwan.in
+91-8796400484

Rs.1,450,583
raised of Rs.1,600,000 goal

607 Supporters

Beneficiary: Ashok Deshmane info_outline

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500

Om tat sat Om

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Shubham donated Rs.1,000

I hope this contribution makes a difference to someone's life. God Bless You all!

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Shambhavi donated Rs.2,500
Lokesh
Lokesh donated Rs.5,000

Hello Ashok, we are with you in this effort and will help in anyway possible

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Anonymous donated Rs.100
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MEHULKUMAR donated US $75

Best of luck...