THE Indian Ladies Association (ILA) is primarily a charitable body with more than six and a half decades of hands-on experience in community service in Bahrain.
The association’s patron is wife of the Indian Ambassador, Monica Srivastava.
ILA’s most prestigious project Sneha is a free recreation centre for children of all nationalities with special needs and is run by raising funds through annual cultural events and the support of sponsors.
“We provide training for children from families of humble backgrounds, who are unable to go to school due to financial constraints, to become more independent and help them develop important life skills, numeric and speech skills,” President Shipra Dhir Passi said.
“This year, our major aim is to relocate Sneha recreation centre and ILA office to new premises, this would provide children a better indoor and outdoor space as our current facility does not offer the ideal space for children’s development.”
Those interested in supporting this initiative may contact Ms Passi at 39475574.
ILA also conducts other charity initiatives through its workers’ welfare sub-committee, providing basic needs such as medical assistance, personal hygiene kits, dry rations and more to expatriates residing in labour camps.
The association has planned Republic Day celebrations today at the Ramee Grand in Seef at noon with live entertainment, games and traditional buffet. Tickets are priced at BD6 for ILA members. For more information, call 3938 0896.