Annamma Organization is tirelessly working for the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and marginalized communties since 1997. It is a rigistered non-profit, secular, educational, cultral and non-govermental organization. What started with two children by Dr. D. Vasantha Kumari in the year 1997 is housing more than 150 special needs children now. she continues her commitment and dedication to the cause of the special needs children every day with renewed vigour. Later organization is given professional touch, restructured, renewed and strateged by Dr. V. Kiran Kumar according to the ancient deep philosophical values of our society - vasudaika kutumbam - and continues to build it up according to the signs of the time. The organization strongly belives in the potentials of persons with disability and envisions a society where people with disability lead a life of dignity as equal citizens with equitable access to opportunities and services. The Organization focues on persons with disabilities through various initiatives such as educational, social, technological, economic and cultural empowerment . 21 yeas of dedicated service in the disability sector, made the organization well known in and around Krishna district and even at the state and national level for its selfless services to the most marginalized sections of the ociety.this magazine is an honest portrait of the organization's programmes and services. Educate, Enable and Empower are the guiding principles of annamma organization for the differently abled and marginalized persons.
A Professional Social Worker with a Masters Degree from TISS, Mumbai & received PhD from HB University, California, USA. A well versed in Financial Management of an NGOs, Mr. Kiran Kumar specialized in Strategic Management of Non Profit Organizations. He has been associated with various charitable organizations and social caused aimed at alleviating various social malaise and bridging the gap or disparity in the society through various initiatives on education, healthcare, livelihood and capacity building since last two and half decade. He presented scientific papers at various universities and at NGO collectives on different themes as per request. He is a versatile reader, prolific writer and a great orator. He is multi talented and yet an unassuming personality. At present he is in the process of scaling up Annamma Organization while embracing the challenges and retaining the quality which is his hall mark.
An Educationist & Social Activist, having almost three decades of experience in field of Disability Sector, by setting up a Non-Profit Organization - Annamma Organization for Children with Disabilities and running a special school for persons with disabilities viz., the Speech and Hearing Impaired, Physically Challenged, Mentally Retarded, Autism, Cerebral Palsy etc. With a focus not only on education but also on equipping these children with certain skills that would make them to stand in a better position in today’s fast growing society. Dr. D. Vasantha Kumari is an out of the box thinker and a believer in an Inclusive Society. She has been working relentlessly in the field of disability and education with great commitment for the past thirty years. Having a Physically Challenged sibling was the driving force behind setting up the organization for persons with disabilities. Have brought in several innovative methods to educate the people with multiple disabilities. She believes that disability should not be a barrier to live a dignified life.