KIRAN is raising funds for bettering lives of Children and youth with different abilities by providing, education, rehabilitation, and vocational training for better livelihood opportunities.
KIRAN literally means ‘ray of light’. It is a centre for differently-able children and youngsters. Founded in September 1990 by a small group of people from various social, cultural and religious backgrounds, it has continued to work based on the idea of togetherness, enriching everyone’s talent and abilities.
In 1998, KIRAN Centre shifted from the city Varanasi to Madhopur, a village near to the famous Sultankeshwar Temple located about 12 kms south of B.H.U. (Banares Hindu University). Today the KIRAN Centre functions as a small village where children and youngster with different abilities receive education, skills and vocational training and physical rehabilitation and where Inclusiveness is giving happiness to all.
Most of the children and youngsters we work with are suffering from the consequences of polio, cerebral palsy, rickets or hearing impairments. They have the potential to lead normal lives, if only we can reach them somehow. Unfortunately many such children suffer the fate of being hidden and kept at their homes and getting no access to education or rehabilitation.