Satya Special School was established in June 2003, in Pondicherry-India, to provide a safe and secure base for special children with a range of mental and physical disabilities. At the time there were little or no facilities for children with special needs who were often left at home, tied down, or abandoned altogether.
Satya’s ethos is to provide individualised care to each child, and providing training and support to their care-givers. Children are assessed according to their individual and psychological profiles and bespoke training and support provided relevant to their needs. Satya Special School has established training centres and schools , suitably equipped with bespoke disability facilities. Their personnel are highly motivated and skilled , managing a caring and responsive service under the leadership of Mrs Chitra Shah.
Lifelines volunteers have worked with Satya since 2009, and have continued to support its work to date. Current funding has been provided by Lifelines (working with Nelumbo) to sponsor the establishment of an Alternative Inclusive Centre for Education (AICE).