About Andhakshi Ashram

The Association for the Relief and Education of the Street and Needy blind Indian Female (The Association for the R & E of the S & N Blind Indian Female) is a registered charitable public trust founded in 1938. Also known as Andhakshi Ashram, it is a home for destitute, blind and mentally challenged women and children.

Andhakshi means sight for the sightless. Andhakshi is a haven for women needing institutionalized care and it is a place away from the glaring stigma of their conditions. Visually impaired women feel secure enough to live here spending time with music and other recreational facilities.

Differently abled children have now become part of the Ashram as they have no place to go and would normally land in a remand home. Andhakshi gives them an opportunity to live here, attend special schools and have all their requirements met.

Andhakshi Support

  • Fatima Vengurlekar (Director)
  • Dr. Mahesh Parekh (Psychiatrist ,philosopher and guide)
  • Dr. Jyoti Maheshwari (Psychiatrist)
  • Dr. Anita R Chitkara (Mg. Consultant)