The Team

Dr. Girish Kulakarni,  M.A. (Sociology),  M. Phil. (Politics), Ph.D. (Public Admn.)
Hon Director, Snehalaya

Dr. Girish Mahadev Kulkarni started working in social service since the age of 19. At a young age, he decided to spend his life for betterment and upliftment of the most neglected sections of the society. 
Dr. Kulkarni established Snehalaya in 1989. He started providing shelter to children in his own home. Since then, Girish and his team of zealous volunteers are rescuing and rehabilitating childen and women from commercial exploitation and trafficking.  Today Snehalaya is a haven of hope for women and children in distress.








Mrs. Prajakta Kulakarni, M.A, M.S.W,
Honorary director of Snehankur

Prajakta is responsible for overall functioning of the adoption center and is overseeing the project of 'Save the Girl Child'. She coordinates with other projects of Snehalaya and works to create awareness about child rights in the society.











Miss. Sarika Makude, M.A( politics) , B.Ed
Office coordinator

Sarika is a passionate and zealous coordinator. She is responsible for counseling of unwed mothers, and maintains the process in Snehankur. 
She also helps in counseling of parents and maintaining the facilities for benefeciaries at Snehankur