The word “KIRAN” means “ray of light” and KIRAN society strives to be just that in the lives of children with different abilities and of marginalized communities. Through our rehabilitation, education, and vocational skills training programs, we bring holistic empowerment to the children. Founded in 1990 by a small group of people from various social, cultural, and religious backgrounds, our commitment to inclusivity started at the roots. Growing with our “bottom-up” philosophy at heart, we focus on uplifting our children along with the communities they reside in. This mission emphasizes individualized rehabilitation plans, small classrooms, family involvement, and sustainability with continuous opportunities for students to expand their independence. With the support of our friends around the world, we are proud to continuously grow our ray of light while remaining in practice outside of Varanasi, with the people who inspired our initial spark.