Date: July 23rd, to 25th, 2009
23 students from Mahindra United World College, Pune visited Snehalaya's various projects of Snehalaya. The students are from U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, Australia and many other parts of world. The exposure visit was organized by Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) and India Educational Tours (IET).
Ms. Annabel Smith, Director of GLA, Mrs. Beulah Kolhatkar, Director of IET and Ms. Sindhu Ramchandran, MUWC, Pune leaded the team of students. The students visited Rehab. Center, Balbhavan, Childline, Snehankur Adoption Center and the Snehjyot Mukta project, working in red light areas of Ahmednagar district.
The students had interacted with the beneficiaries of Snehalaya's various projects. They played with the children. 2-3 children adopted each of them and had a dialogue with the students. The students and beneficiaries created a bond of love between each other.
Dr. Girish Kulkarni and Dr. Marcia Waran discussed about HIV/AIDS with the students. The students asked various questions and tried to know more about stay away from HIV infection. Peer Educators of Snehjyot Mukta Project demonstrated for proper use of condom. HIV/AIDS is the main theme of exposure visit.