Happy Hour Centre, Khar, Mumbai, India

Inspired by the ideals of neohumanism, the late Shrii L.C.Anand provided a permanent home for a school for children affected by cerebral palsy and multiple handicaps in 1994. The school is located at 47, Anand Kutir, 16th Rd. Khar, Mumbai. Currently the school is serving 50 children and prides itself to be one of the finest facilities in Mumbai. For every two children, there is one teacher. Physio-therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, a dietician and a doctor take proper care of the children. Mr. Pradeep Anand as the founding member of Anand Trust and current chairman takes full responsibility for the needs of all these children. There is a school bus that picks up and drops the children after school. Mrs. Ella D’Souza is the director of the project since its inception and is one of the leading specialists who was trained in USA and Germany. Her love for service to these children lies at the heart of success of this project. The facility at Khar also houses the meditation centre where Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiiji stayed on several occasions during his visits to Mumbai in the early 1960’s. It is a perfect memorial to his love for this educational service project.