Aakanksha Institute for Differently Abled Children is fueled by the desire to bring a positive change in the life of special children. The one of a kind school in entire Magadh Division, Aakanksha fulfils the aspiration of humanity to mitigate the suffering of society, based on eternal philosophy of Sanatan Dharma.
It is the desire for contribution towards society that has led to the formation of AAKANKSHA. This special institute filled the void Magadh Division (Bihar) was experiencing in terms of opportunities given to mentally challenged children. Due to lack of awareness, these children were looked down by society and were left on the mercy of god.
But the belief that almighty gave everyone the right to life and education contributed immensely towards the creation of AAKANKSHA. The founding members of the institution; believing in the same belief always felt strongly about opening a special school exclusively dedicated to the needs and development of mentally disabled children. And in the year 1997, they formally established the foundation of AAKANKSHA on the sprawling 1.2 acres complex.
Located at the pious land of Gaya representing the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism, this special school aims at providing diagnostic, educational, rehabilitation and vocational training to these special children. The motive is to provide these differently abled children equitable opportunities to face the outer world and make them independent.
AAKANKSHA provides services to the various requirements as follows
- Behaviour modification
- Early Intervention for preschool children
- Group activities
- Medical management
- Parent/Family guidance and counseling
- Physiotherapy and vocational therapy
- Psycho-social services
- Special Educational intervention
- Speech language and hearing intervention