About Us

Present strength of the institution stands at 173

The history of our school dates back to 1991 when our principal & Director, Mrs. Shanta Menon, settled down in Thrissur and decided to begin a vocational center, rfor the hearing impaired at her residence, under the name of DARE (Developmental Activities in Rehabilitative Education) in June 1991.

The ten years of experience in the field of special education from REACH (Society for Remedial Education Assessment Counseling Handicapped) located at 18/2/A/3,Uday Sankar Sarani, Golf Green,Kolkata-700095, a society ,which has been doing yeoman service in the field of special Education & Vocational Training at Kolkata under the guidance of the Executive Director Dr.(Mrs.)Purobie Bose ,proved invaluable.

The continuous pressure from the parents of children with multiple disabilities prompted Mrs.Menon to take up the task of caring for Differently abled children as well, which subsequently led to the birth of “SWASRAYA” as a branch of REACH in 1993 at a more convenient place at Patturaickal ,Thrissur. With the increase in strength of students,the school once again had to shift location to Viyyur,Thrissur.

With the backing from well wishers and philanthropists,the long cherished dream of moving into our own building materialised in June 2001, at Kuttur.

23rd of may 2016 is a milestone in the history of “SWASRAYA “,when it registered itself as a separate entity (charitable trust), in it’s Silver Jubilee year, as per the advice of the parent body “REACH”.

The present strength of the institution stands at 173.

Our Mission & Vision
  • To contribute without political,religious or social prejudice, to the full social recognition of the rights of children specifically children / persons with a DISABILITY, especially the RIGHT TO EDUCATION

  • To work towards an improved quality of life and the total integration of children,persons with disabilities in societies to which they belong.

Director´s Message

“In my thirty five years of experience in the field of disability, I have come to the conclusion that there is no alternative to consistent hard work and cooperative efforts. With the change in the structure of SWASRAYA let us start a new beginning and together bring succor and well being to the community of the disabled. I have no doubt that they will bring the best in us and we in turn can give them dignity, self reliance and help them to occupy a place of pride in our community. Let us work in union to achieve this noble objective in our lifetime”



Purobie Bose & Shanta Menon

Purobie Bose, Exeecutive Director, Reach, has a doctorate in Special Education form University of Norway. She worked at the Oral School for the Deaf from 1969-1981 and then founded Reach in 1981.

Shanta Menon, director, has a post- graduate degree in sociology from Kamaraj University and a post-gruduate diploma in Special Education from Reach. She worked at Reach since inception and then started the centre in South India in 1991.

Swasraya Trustees

The new SWASRAYA CHARITABLE TRUST was registered on 23rd may 2016. The founder members of the trust are as below:
Mrs. Shantha Menon
( Managing Trustee / Director )
Mrs. Usha Pattabhiraman
( Trustee )
Mr. T. Krishkumar
( Trustee )
Mr. V. Surendran
( Trustee )

Children with multiple disabilities in Thrissur

Persons with disabilities in Thrissur

Vocational Special School in Kerala