Tens of thousands of children in Bangalore are
suffering from neuromuscular disorders and developmental disabilities.
The National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped has categorically
asserted that it is essential to have at least one Special Educator for
every six such differently-ABLED children to ensure their proper care
and all round development. Neither there is enough such schools to
adequately address this gigantic problem, nor are the parents of most
such children economically sound to afford the special schools.
CHIGURU is a Public Charitable Trust
established on December, 2004 by the generosity of Mrs. Poornima
Radhakrishna Bhat. It has set itself with the aim of training the
mentally challenged children on an exclusive and professional basis to
enable them to reach a level of normalcy and empower them to lead
independent, self supportive and happy lives.
To achieve this objective the Trust is running
this special education center by name CHIGURU at Vijyanagar in
Bangalore. It caters to the specific demands of the differently-ABLED
children with neuromuscular disorders and developmental disabilities.
center is headed by Sri. Ashok Hegde, a qualified, trained and
experienced special educator dedicated to the cause of enabling such
children to stand on their own feet. In fact CHIGURU has already been
established as a reputed center for all round development of mentally
challenged children and is being referred by leading neurologists for
rehabilitating children with Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spastics
and the like.