The word “kiran” translates to mean ‘ray of light’. KIRAN Society has embodied this to become a ray of hope for children who are differently-able and for children and youngsters who are from marginalized communities. The centre, as it is known because of the institutional nature of most of its services, was founded in September 1990 by a small group of people from various social, cultural, and religious backgrounds; it has continued to work based on the idea of togetherness, enriching everyone’s talent and abilities for differently-able and disadvantaged children and youngsters.
In 1998, the KIRAN Centre shifted from Varanasi city to the outer village of Madhopur near the famous Sultankeshwar Temple located about 12 km south of Banares Hindu University, (BHU). Today KIRAN Society functions as a small village where children and youngsters with different abilities receive holistic treatment through education; skills and vocational training; and physical and medical rehabilitation, where inclusiveness gives happiness to all.
Most of the children and youngsters assisted at the centre suffer from the afflictions of polio, cerebral palsy, rickets and/or hearing impairments. They have all the potential to lead normal lives. Unfortunately many such children suffer the fate of being hidden and kept at their homes, without access to education or rehabilitation. At KIRAN, the belief is that family involvement is an essential part of the recovery process. Effort is made to remain in constant contact with the families of children and youngsters, discussing medical conditions, educational issues, as well as providing them counseling and support.
KIRAN Society gives chances by helping and supporting these children, youngsters, and their families in various ways. Click through the menu above for more information about our specific departments and programs.