Shishu Sarothi's journey began modestly in 1987, with just children (Biki and Amit), a trained special educator and a close knit team of parents and volunteers, operating from a one room set up in one of the children's grandparents' home. The founding team was led by Brinda Crishna, Tondra Borbora (Biki's mother), Mira Kagti (Amit's aunt), late Anjana Hazarika (Lahori) Shamsad Haq and others.
As word spread about the wide array of services offered and the number of children grew, we moved a few times before settling in 1997 to our own premises, built painstakingly over the years on Govt allotted land in Birubari, Guwahati. By now Shishu Sarothi with its team of dedicated staff had evolved into a leading regional level institution offering services for children with cerebral palsy, comprehensive training programs and associated multiple disabilities and upholding rights of persons with disabilities.
Affiliated to the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata for staff training and technical knowledge needs at the Centre for Special Education and its Outdoor Services. Shishu Sarothi has also been a Zonal Coordination Committee (ZCC) for the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), and is a State Nodal Agency Centre for the National Trust in addition to being an active member of the Disability Rights Group and other national level advocacy bodies.See more