Manasa Special School for Disabled

Project Brief: Special school for mentally challenged that serves around 85 students as of November 2017. Project website: http://www.manasaindia.org/.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Purdue
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Rohil Jain
Project Partner(s): Sarvalaxmi P. V
Other Contacts: Aarti Chigullapalli
Project Address: , H.No.2-53/2, Chaithanyapuri,Dilsukhnagar,Hyderabad,
TELANGANA  500060
Tel: 09908221082
Stewarding Chapter: Purdue
Dec 2017PurdueUSD 9942
Dec 2016PurdueUSD 12861
Jan 2016PurdueUSD 4872
Nov 2015PurdueUSD 9320
Feb 2015PurdueUSD 6590
Nov 2014PurdueUSD 4107
Feb 2014PurdueUSD 3283
Nov 2013PurdueUSD 2993
May 2013PurdueUSD 3053
Aug 2012PurdueUSD 6000
Oct 2011PurdueUSD 6000

Total = $69021

MANASA is a non-profit voluntary organization working for the welfare and integration of intellectually challenged by implementing various programs for their development. It all started with the initiative of few responsible mothers who wanted to make a difference. Before 1990 there were very few special schools in Hyderabad for intellectually Challenged. The existing schools could not cater the needs of many Intellectually Challenged. The services to train an Intellectually Challenged child are very expensive and not within the reach of a common man
• To run daycare centers and residential homes for intellectually challenged
• To admit students of all levels of retardation
• To impart free training
• To provide transport facility
• To work with the GOVT. & PUBLIC to secure more help
It all started with the initiative of few responsible mothers who wanted to make a difference.

Before 1990 there were very few special schools in Hyderabad for intellectually Challenged. The existing schools could not cater the needs of many Intellectually Challenged. The services to train an Intellectually Challenged child are very expensive and not with in the reach of a common man. Motivated with all these and also with the personal experience of few members, a group of 13 lecturers from Raja Bahadur Venket Rama Reddy Women's College, Narayanaguda, have planned to establish a charitable, non-profit & non-commercial organization for the welfare & integration of Intellectually Challenged by contributing some of their savings and effort. They are supported by their family members and friends.

The members met on 19 th February 1991 and decided to register the association with the name “MANASA“

The word Manasa is taken from the sacred lake “MANASA SAROVAR” in Himalayas which is well known for its purity and serene atmosphere. It has divine power that purifies the mind and enhances the mental and spiritual powers according to many believers.
http://www.manasaindia.org/