About SRI

Santhigiri Rehabilitation Institute (SRI) is a voluntary, charitable organization formed to focus on the major policy issues concerning the persons with disabilities.  Santhigiri was founded from the consciousness that the disabled persons are the most neglected group in the Indian society. The spirit of inspiration emanated from the public and the CMI Fathers of the Carmel Province, Muvattupuzha, Kerala enabled the foundation and registration of Santhigiri under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and charitable Societies Act of 1955 on 16th December 1992. It was a response to the global movement initiated by the United Nations.
The goal of the Organization is that PWD attain highest possible levels of well-being ensuring full participation in social life and development. Towards this end, Santhigiri aims at creating opportunities for the disabled persons equal to those of the whole population having equal stake in the vibrations and developments taking place in the socio-cultural and economic life. In this respect, the various undertakings of the Santhigiri as of now,  specifically addressing Persons With Disabilities (PWD) may be stated as running  Foster Care cum Formation Centre, Regular Schooling Program, Vocational/professional educational program, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programs, Barrier-free Housing, Health Extension Services, Self  Help Group (SHG) formation, Innovative Employment Promotion and Job Placement, Matrimonial Data Bank, Help Line, Liaison and Institutional Linkage Services etc. In effect, SRI serves as a central institution in the whole State of Kerala for the innovative development of PWD and resource centre for NGO sponsored rehabilitation services for the disabled persons.