Founder of Prayatna
1998 Global Fellow
Aruna Sankaranarayanan, the founder and Director of Prayatna, was motivated to start a center for children with learning difficulties in India while she was an undergraduate student at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. While doing a summer internship, she found that most Indian schools did not provide any additional facilities for children with learning disabilities. She then equipped herself over a period of six years with the necessary knowledge and experience to start a centre in Bangalore. Aruna completed her doctorate in developmental psychology at Harvard University.