Program Details

EMPACS Charitable Society- Ashraya

  • Start Date 2017-01-01
  • End Date: 2017-12-01

  • Location: Ashraya is situated in a residential area of middle class urban area of Bangalore north. Students are transported from their homes by hired vehicle of Ashraya.

Ashraya is a special school for mentally challenged children who have associated disabilities. We have children in the age group of 4 – 18 years. Our main focus is on the disabled children from the lower socio -economic group. Currently there are 30 students with 4 special educators, one physiotherapist, 3 helpers, 1 cook, 1 watchman, apart from the super intedent and the director.


Accommodation and food is provided by a host family.


At Ashraya Center of Learning, we work with special, differently-abled children, particularly from an underprivileged background. These children are given not just an education, but life skills. Extensive therapy and training is invested into Ashraya's students at our school premises specially designed to cater to these children's needs. Intended to house 25 students, Ashraya's premises is bursting at the seams with 36 children at present. We have also had to turn away scores of disappointed parents owing to the lack of space. We are, however, taking on the challenge of expanding our premises to increase our capacity to house 60 students. We have seen so much joy as a result of our efforts so far. But we dream bigger dreams.

  • Both male and female are welcome.
  • All volunteers must be above the age of 20 years.
  • They should be enthusiastic, adaptable,honest, like working with children and above all have an open mind.
  • Volunteer must be fluent in one of the following languages: English, Hindi or Kannada.

How to get there?
Terminal: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
International Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
Domestic Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport


First 4 weeks or 1st month- Euro 400 extra week Euro 75 per week