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It it a little known fact that there are officially 1.6 million persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in India, with about 75% living in rural areas. Often these people are faced with exclusion, neglect and many disadvantages that limits their effective participation in mainstream society.

At Sristi, we strive to create a safe & secure place for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn and grow together. We empower our members with training and skills that will enable them to lead a more dependent and dignified life.

To achieve our vision we combine a unique approach of education, life skills training and agriculture built on a foundation of love and support.

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JOURNEY TOWARDS MY DREAM

My name is Karthikeyan and I hail from Pondicherry, South India. I spent 15 years in an orphanage, a very special place that enriched my life immensely. It fosters 111 marginalized children, non-disabled and intellectually disabled. Growing up in our home we were all equal. We lived together, played together and helped each other out. Everyone had his or her responsibilities. Only in the world outside did our differences become more visible. I could go to school; my intellectually disabled brothers and sisters couldn’t. Later when we grew older, those of us who were part of the mainstream “normal” folk found jobs and felt integrated into society. But our intellectually disabled siblings were still not accepted and were treated with pity rather than empathy. This behavior towards them made me indignant and unhappy. I felt it was unfair to underestimate their abilities. I felt that their potential was not utilized.

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Together we make all the difference

Summer camp at Sristi Village

During the long Indian summer holidays a group of almost 40 children from one of the 40 SOS children’s villages in India came to visit Sristi Village.

Our long way towards a Cow

It was after our very successful presentation organised by Unlimited Tamil Nadu on 7th March that we first saw the possibility of purchasing a cow

How to change a life

Many people think (and since they don’t get any chance to prove it otherwise the government seems to think it, too) that intellectually disabled people are good for nothing and that therefore they are not worth the effort.

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CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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