Rachana, a mother of a child with special needs
started Chiranthana, 12 years ago.
Coming from a corporate background, she developed life skills modules using theater as an intervention tool and has trained more than 20000 children and youth so far. From content development to socio emotional learning and various therapies, her work extended to urban and rural areas, both with typical and atypical children. Graduating from spastics society of Karnataka, she has worked with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy dyslexia and other difficulties.
Building human capabilities among people with special needs to empower them for functional and happy living
Dr. Surekha Ramachandran (President – Down syndrome federation of India)
I would like to express my appreciation for Ms. Rachana Prasad, the drama therapist who with her innovative style and patient demeanor was able to interest our children in the dramatic arts at the annual Down syndrome meet for..
Suresh Heblikar Film maker, Writer, Environmentalist
Chiranthana has been doing a great job in empowering children by sensitizing them towards social causes. Using theater as one of the tools is an added advantage because it works on the holistic development of a child.
Sneha Parent of a mother with special child
Perfection, great execution and commitment is what this group is all about! My child has immensely benefitted from Chiranthana’s intervention programs. They are very creative and make learning an enjoyable experience.