Hope special school for mentally challenged children had its humble beginning in 2003 with 3 children, 2 volunteers, and a special educator. Now the school caters to the needs of almost 70 children with 15 teaching and non-teaching staff members. Owing to the financial constraints it operates in a small rented building with basic facilities. The dream is to operate in an own building with spacious rooms, play areas and necessary infrastructure.
Prasana is 9 years old. He was diagnosed of ADHD with speech impairment. He was not able to utter a word even for food and water. He was admitted into Hope Special School at the age of 4 and improved in speech. Now he is able to frame sentences, recite thirukural and sing. Also he has shown improvements academically.