Empowering lives, one child at a time

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"Aakanksha", Run by Lions Club Raipur Sewa Samiti (Registration. No. 905 Dated. 17/12/1991) started on 2nd October 1994, as a special school for the mentally challenged. Presently there are 75 personnel including Special Educators and supporting staff catering to 275 Special children (including 93 children at Special School, 85 students in its Rural Intervention Services, 56 in our therapy Centre, 41 children with deaf-blindness in SENSE Project ) covering all types of disabilities which include Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Deaf-blindness, Multiple disabilities etc.


Barrier-free building – Ramps, provision for lift, Braille notations and special guiding tiles for visually impaired

Barrier-free toilets, two-level railings for staircase and ramp

Barrier-free transport facility which includes a hydraulic system to lift wheelchair users

Lush green lawn with park equipment

Fully equipped therapeutic unit

Special education classes for special children with adequate and appropriate furniture

Classrooms for Special Education Courses in various disabilities

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Just like our children, their stories are also unique. In this section, some of our parents and students  speak about their experience in Aakanksha and how it helped them transform themselves as individuals and empower their families

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