We believe that every child has the potential and deserves the opportunity to lead a productive life. A quality education holds the key too much of this. Today, many children with learning disabilities in India are denied the education they deserve. As gatekeepers of their child's educational and social needs, parents are the logical champions for their children who struggle to learn. However, research shows that parents overwhelmingly adopt a "wait and see" attitude when their child exhibits a learning difficulty, sometimes waiting a year or more before seeking assistance. Even then, many are unable to find appropriate information and resources and remain uncertain about how and when to seek help.
We focus our efforts on both: partnering with schools to establish tailored education programs for children with special needs and educating parents about learning and attention problems by providing trustworthy information and guidance. We at Karuna seek to bridge the gaps, addressing multi-faceted challenges faced by children with special needs: academic, emotional, social and practical.
Our special needs education program is launching in January 2012. Watch this space for updates!