Public Charitable Trust

CHIGURU is a Public Charitable Trust established on December, 2004 by the
generosity of Mrs. Poornima Radhakrishna Bhat.


Special School

Transformation of mentally challenged children into
self supporting citizens is a herculean task.


Not withstanding a modest beginning, CHIGURU is housed in a spacious building. Children are classified into various ability groups according to their age and tutored by experience and dedicated teachers…


Numerous kind hearted philanthropists have already extended financial assistance to our school.
Primavera India is a continued supporter of CHIGURU and sponsoring a portion of the salaries…


Special children need special inputs. The recommended ratio of children teacher being 6:1, parents can hardly afford the cost of quality education. In fact the fees charged by CHIGURU cannot even meet the recurring…

Our Appeal

Transformation of mentally challenged children into self supporting citizens is a herculean task. The love of parents, dedication of teachers and compassion of society is welcome, but hardly adequate to address their issues. You as responsible citizens can do your might to ease this uphill task.

  • Your donations to CHIGURU Trust are exempt from tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961 and can be sent through Cheque / DD drawn on Chiguru Trust , Bangalore.


    Regardless of your nationality, all INR currency users can provide their donations to A/C No 0642000101114801 of Karnataka Bank, Rajajinagar 6th Block Branch.


Chiguru is one of the oldest projects supported by Primavera India. I am very impressed with the kind of work they do in empowering the differently abled children through education and vocational trainings. The country needs many NGOs like Chiguru and I wish all the best to Mr. Ashok Hegde and his team in their future endeavors.

– Best Regards Dr O P Goel, Senior General Manager
Head – Bosch India Foundation, CSR & Skill Development, Bosch, Bangalore

Our Achievements

Beginning its endeavor with just a single student in 2004, the CHIGURU Special Education Center has today nearly 40 differently abled children. This was only possible through active and generous participation by parents, philanthropists and donors who helped this center to grow & accommodate the children in a spacious three-story building. All the special children have been provided with Medical Cards through Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, Bangalore. To get further support for the children, parents are assisted to procure financial assistance which is available from the Government.
The multifaceted improvement brought about in our children is acclaimed by parents. The cultural talents exhibited by the children in various forums have attracted attention and admiration of public and media. The differently abled children of our center have made this school proud by successfully competing in sports at both State and National level. The number of prizes won by them stand testimony to their achievement. Another testimony of the achievement is the fact that principal Shri Ashok Hegde of our center being recognized & elevated from State level coach to National level coach, in addition to being chosen to coordinate State Level selection camps and provide Trainers Training.
The accomplishments of CHIGURU Centre can be perceived by the fact that few of our differently abled children have successfully been integrated with normal children in academic institution. Furthermore, a proud achievement for the trust is that few of the differently abled children have got placement offers in hand for gainful employment in industrial and corporate establishments.

Aims and Objectives

To provide specialized education for the mentally challenged and undertake their rehabilitation by setting up the following:

  • Center for specialized education adopting procedures prescribed and authorized by National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH)
  • Vocational Training Centers.
  • Sports and Recreation Centers ; and by :
  • Empowering differently – ABLED children with Computer Education.
  • Developing Speech Language and Communication
  • Introducing early intervention programmes.

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Our Mission

Every differently-ABLED child- irrespective of his /her faculties, of resources, of parentage, of cast, creed or race, is WELCOME to bank upon our center, our dedication, our expertise and our resources to empower himself/herself to face the world with pride, confidence and sense of complete belonging.