Ananya Trust - Ananya is a learning center that
works with children who have dropped out of mainstream
schooling (primarily due to learning disabilities or behavioral
disabilities). It was started in March 1998, by a group of
individuals concerned about the dearth of schools that provide
relevant and meaningful education for the underprivileged
children in and around Bangalore city. Most children, who drop
out of school, do so because the schools do not cater to their
special needs. More here.
Sita School - Sita School is a small school located in
the north of Bangalore, that uses alternative educational
methods to encourage children to learn at their own pace
without pressure of exams or fear of failure and disapproval.
The school tries to create an environment which stimulates the
child not just intellectually, but also emotionally, creatively and
socially. They try to cultivate a sense of wonder, an
appreciation of the beautiful and the healthy. At the same
time, they actively cultivate cooperation, sharing and respect
for the other and towards nature and material things, to foster
a just and balanced way of life. More here.
Spastics Society of Karnataka - The Spastics Society
of Karnataka is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
dedicated to the welfare of persons with Neuro-Muscular and
Developmental Disabilities. The Society provides a
Comprehensive Package of Diagnostic and Intervention
Services to persons with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental
Retardation, Multiple Disabilities and Learning Disabilities.
Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) started off as a branch
of the Spastics Society of India in the year 1982, and went on
to become autonomous in the year 1994. SSK is located on a
5 acre campus, donated by the Government of Karnataka, in
Indiranagar, in the garden city of Bangalore. More here.
Shristi Special Academy - Shristi Special Academy is
a registered society with a governing committee (Regd.
Under Karnataka Societies Act). It is a non-profit
organisation, headed by a team of trained, qualified and
experienced special educators who feel the need today is to
provide quality services and well designed and structured
intervention programmes to children with mental retardation,
autism or any other intellectual impairment. Shristi Special
Academy has a unique set of programs designed to enable
independence among the mentally challenged,
developmentally delayed, and those with autism and attention
deficit hyperactive disorders of all ages. Rehabilitation at
Shristi includes therapeutic intervention with a focus on special
education, sensory stimulation, physiotherapy, language
stimulation, and occupational therapy. Their website.
Thulir - Thulir is an Education Resource Centre for
children and young adults in Sittilingi, a tribal village in
Dharmapuri. Thulir believes that children from disadvantaged
sections in the rural areas need an education that would help
them to gain self respect and help live with dignity. For this
they need to acquire skills relevant to the community and the
local economy and this is what the initiative is working
towards. Thulir's website and blog have detailed information on their
experiences over the years.
Sneha Care Home and Snehagram - Sneha Care
Home is a residential
facility for children who are HIV positive or afflicted with AIDS.
Most of the children have either lost one or both parents to
AIDS or abandoned by families. The children when they grow
older move to Sneha gram, a home that is situated in
krishnagiri district of Tamil nadu. More here.
Thayi Mane - Thayi Mane is a residential children’s
home based on a family model. The home is for children who
have been orphaned or are victims of abuse. The organization
strives to meet the physical, psychological, educational,
emotional and spiritual needs of the children. More here.
Asha - Asha is a zero overhead, volunteer based
organization raising funds for the education of underprivileged
and disadvantaged children. At times volunteers also spend
time at the organizations they raise funds for. Read about
Other efforts across India - There are many other
efforts led by individuals and organizations we partner with
outside of the Bangalore area. We support them with guidance
and schedules for training and making running an integral part
of their lives.