Gayathri shared the belief that inclusion was a rare phenomenon in the nineties despite there being a law that recognized the same. A lack of basic skill training for children, identifying differences and supporting it in the mainstream, a lack of awareness and un-trained teachers were the factors that led to a serendipitous meeting with Roopa and a decision to set up Brindavan trust, where a child’s potential was recognized and could be matched with success, and that happened in 1993 June.
The primary area of interest was to work on inclusion and Gayathri has led Brindavan to help set up over 20 resource rooms in mainstream schools as well as innumerable training programs and workshops. Philosophy of quality and empathy and a long term focus on being fully committed to positive results is still the goal.
Gayathri is the founder trustee and director at Brindavan.