"When the winds of change blow, few build walls and others build windmills"- This saying aptly defines Ashray Akruti's birth. The founder Mr. Babu drew his inspiration from a hearing-impaired family member and with a vision to provide a life of dignity to people with disability, he established Ashray Akruti in 1996.
A special educator himself, Mr. Babu is trained to deal with the hearing-impaired. Statistics say that 2 in 1000 children born in India are deaf and 6 in 1000 children born in Andhra Pradesh /Telangana are born deaf. Recognizing this need, a special school for children with hearing loss was started with five children. With his unfaltering dedication and commitment to serve these children in need; what started with 5 children now caters to the Educational and Vocational needs of about 550 children and youth with a disability.
From providing special education, the organization has now diversified into other areas in health, education and vocational training to address the needs of people with disability.