"Manovikas Special School exists to provide children with Special Educational Needs with a wide range of opportunities to experience success. These are designed to help them progress towards being better integrated into society and then to go on to meet the demands of independent adult life. It is our goal to increase public awareness and bring forth knowledge of the challenges faced by children with special needs, and the successes they achieve"
Established in the year 1994 with 15 intellectually challenged children, in a serene country side in Sasthamcotta village, it has flourished as one of the formost educational and charitable institution for the disabled in Kerala. Sasthamcotta is a rural village of Kollam District in Kerala, on the bank of the largest Fresh Water Lake in South India - Sasthamcotta Fresh Water Lake. It through its two Special Schools and 10 Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) centers in Kollam and Pathanamthitta Districts, facilitates support to over 400 intellectually challenged children. Five of our CBR centres have now been adopted by grama panchayats, as envisaged in our project.
Manovikas collects no fees and all our services are totally free. We feel that they deserve more compassion and love, and we are privileged to co-work with them so that a star might bloom in their life. It is a missionary zeal to alleviate the burden thrust upon the differently abled children, a sorrow that befell on them by birth or destiny.