Therapeutic residential center for people with special needs

About Riya

The idea of starting Riya Foundation came to mind while working for a corporate called AOL India at Bangalore. Working with this company gave us immense exposure of interacting with NGO’s and also getting involved with a few. It’s during this time that I happen to meet Keerthana, a colleague who introduced me to her family. Keerthana daughter is an autistic child. She also has a sister, Bhavan who’s a Down syndrome adult.

Few questions that lingered in my mind after meeting the family were, after the parent who? How to make them independent? How do they live a normal life with others and many more? It took us almost Three years to come up with an answer.

The answer was Riya Foundation. Keeth as she is fondly called by the kids here, wanted to provide the children at Riya the same comfort and care that she gives to her own child. Coming from a corporate background we wanted to raise the bar and run the institution like a corporate keeping accountability and transparency in mind. Though we are a nonprofit organization we aim at running it like any corporate company looking at making it into a self sustained model.

What’s different at Riya?

  • At Riya we have trained in-house staff available 24/7 living with the inmates. Teaching them daily living skills in every step of theirs.
  • Our model is designed keeping the parent in mind. For example if a parent wants to leave the child for few hours or for just few days in a week or for a life time, it’s all accommodated. The parent is the king.
  • Our inmates are taken to the Beach, Restaurant, Malls, theater, School of their choice, Family functions, Concerts etc. thus giving them a social life too.
  • Emphasis is on identifying the Childs talent and promoting it.
  • Our inmates are provided with the best of clothing, hygienic and nutritious diet, Food of their preference and a balanced lifestyle.
  • The accommodation is a home set up to ensure the feeling of being at home and not a hostel.

Inmates above the age group of 18 and above are trained and employed with corporate to perform small jobs tasks like filing, photocopying, coffee vending etc with assistance of a caretaker. At Riya we aim at normalizing their life and making them like you or me. There are not treated special not are made to feel that they suffer from a disability.

Riya foundation is looking at being an extended family of the child.

  1. hi im muktha im B.E graduate i would like to work as social worker… can i work in Riya waiting fr ur reply.

  2. Dear Ashley/Keerthana,
    It’s my pleasure to contact both of you, Myself Nanjegowda, I have done MSW and MHR and having 5 + years of exp in HR profession.currently associated with MNC company at Bangalore.

    First of all. I would like to congratulate both of you for dedicating your life for this remarkable association.

    1.How can I help to this association….???
    2. I have started one Rejoice Foundation for orphan’s and street children’s , hence can we work together on this..???

    Please suggest me , how we can do our best for needy people.

    Please feel free to contact with my mob no : 9945282846 or mail to [email protected]


  3. Dear Madam

    Kindly give me your place and postal address, email address, telephone.

    I have boy 5+ year, has ADHD, very highper.

    best regards,

    • Dear Alice,

      It would be great if you call us on 7259290405- riya foundation or 9900179158- Keerthana so that we can discuss about the child and the facility in detail.
      Thanks and regards,

  4. Greetings,

    Glad to read about this NGO work.

    I want to know more,because I have a friend whose son is above 20 years and has some phobia, and is unable to work. Can you take him in and help him become independant?

    What are the charges etc.

    Thanks in advance.


    • Hi Lena,

      It would be great if you call us on 7259290405- riya foundation or 9900179158- Keerthana so that we can discuss about the child and the facility in detail.

      Thanks and regards,

  5. hi im anshya im doing Psychology first year student and i all ways wished to work in ngo can i work in Riya. Waiting for your reply

    • Thank you for taking the time to writing to us. We welcome your gesture of offering support to our children. Please feel free to meet us or call us on : 7259290405

Address & Contact

Riya Hope Farm
No. 2-21-111/2
Valley view villa, Kotimura,
Padavu village, Kulshekar Post,
Mangalore : 575005
Karnataka, India.

Contact :
Email: [email protected]
Phone : +91 7892-317978 / +91 824- 2231181
Office timings : Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm


"Riya Foundation” is a registered trust (non-profit organization -155/2009-10 IV) registered with the Commissioner of Income Tax under 12-A of the Income Tax Act bearing No. R-57/80G/CIT/MNG/2011.12, established in the year 2010. Your donation is tax-deductible under 80G. We run a residential recreational facility for the people with special needs called "Riya Hope Farm", currently located at Mangalore (India).