This August, myself and a group of other students will be going to Ahmednagar for three weeks, to volunteer with Snehalaya.
Snehalaya is a charity based in India which started in 1989, and now have a base in London as of last year.
Their efforts go towards ‘supporting women, children and LGBT to find a safe exit point from poverty and the commercial sex industry’.
We’ll be going for three weeks, during which time we’ll be working at the long-term shelter for women and children which provides residential accommodation, education and healthcare to just above 300 children and 40 women.
The centre is Snehalaya’s flagship project but they have such a broad scope and are involved in many projects which all are amazing to read about.
I’ll post more about it over the next coming months, but I’m hoping to organize some events in Leeds, and make a few zines to fund raise 🙂
here’s a couple links if you want to find out more about Snehalaya: