Sneha is the founder of SheCanDrive, a woman led driving institute in Mumbai that trains only women to drive. In the last 4 years since inception she has successfully trained over 600 women. In the process she has gained a lot of popularity and accolades for her work. It is her belief that women are no lesser than men when it comes to taking up some of the most challenging responsibilities and executing them meticulously. One of those skills is driving. If women are trained in an appropriate manner and allowed to gain confidence then they can pick up driving in no time and go on to become some of the finest drivers.
There is a pressing need for women trainers in the city who will be able to train women to drive giving them a comfort factor which lacks when they learn from male trainers. In her career span of 4 years of being a trainer, Sneha has realised just this and now she is up to making a difference. She wants to create a team of 20 women trainers through whom she can achieve this. These will be underprivileged women who are ambitious and want to support their families independently. They will be sought from across the country, trained, groomed and turned into drivers and trainers. Training to drive will be imparted by Sneha herself followed by training in self defense techniques and grooming in communication, behavior & basic etiquettes which will be imparted by an outsourced agency at minimal costs. Post training these women will be absorbed by SheCanDrive at a stipend for a period of 1 year. During this period they will be undergoing an OJT (on job training) process which will make them confident trainers in order to take up their full time role of driving coaches. Out of 20, 2 women have already started training as per the training schedule. One of these is her cook, Pushpa who is being driven by her ambition to be different than a regular household maid.
The cost break up for the project is given below;
Cost of licensing & training - Rs.7000/- per head x 20 pac
Stipend - Rs.6000/- per head x 20 pac x 12 months
Total cost - Rs. 15,80,000/-
We appeal you to help Sneha in helping these women to achieve their dreams
Some of Sneha's accolades -
• Article in DNA newspaper about Sneha’s initiative
•Sneha’s story and interview with RJMallishka of 93.5 Red FM on her early morning show. The coverage was for backto back 2 days
•Sneha featured on BBC’s Global withMatthew Amroliwalla show
• PAN India finalist of Ford
•Story covered on YourStory- http://her.yourstory.com/sneha-kamath-0810
•Story covered by Wompreneurs - http://www.wompreneurs.com/2015/08/28/she-can-drive-sneha-kamath-can-make-you-flaunt-your-driving/
•Invited for Start Up – Stand Up eventheld in Delhi on 16thJanuary 2016
•A documentary on Driving schools acrossthe world where Sneha is the only Lady representing India and also the onlyLady driving instructor for Women across cities like Newyork, London,Tokyo,Africa and INDIA. TBF on Fox Life and Voyage.