Garbhanga Forest Villages ( Click here for an interactive google map ) is an area within the Garbhanga Reserve Forest on the border of Assam-Meghalaya (two states in the north-east of India). Garbhanga Forest Villages are collection of more than 15 smaller villages with a population of more than 1000 people. The main occupation of these forest villagers is farming, poultry and daily-wage labor. The Garbhanga Forest Villages are only about 20 kms away from the suburbs of Guwahati ( Read more about the beautiful city of Guwahati here ) and yet very under-developed. It lacks basic infrastructure such as electricity, water, sanitation, school and healthcare.
In Life, we meet stranger all the time and over a period of time, these strangers become our best friends. Our Founder member met the villagers of Garbhanga on a field trip with the kids of Garbhanga studying at Parijat Academy. It was during that visit in 2011 itself that the need for ‘Sneha Karma Foundation’ was conceived. The founder member had decided then itself that Garbhanga would be the first program site of Sneha Karma Foundation as and when it is established.