Therapeutic residential center for people with special needs

Faces at Riya

Mr Ashley Fernandes

Ashley has been living and working in Bangalore for the past nine years in an MNC corporate setup. Before coming to Mangalore, Ashley spent years working in various managerial positions for private businesses and spent much of his time volunteering for charitable organizations. This work gave him extremely valuable management training and an insight into the world of the disadvantaged. After moving to Mangalore, he greatly expanded his charitable work and also became a trained human value personal. As a result of huge need and overwhelming support, Ashley decided to dedicate his life to helping children with special needs. Riya foundation as evolved as the result of his in-depth involvement in the effort to improve the quality of life and exposure of these children.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +91 9845518883

Mrs. Keerthana P Kumar

Originally from Coorg, she relocated to Mangalore to pursue her graduation and a course in special education and there on moved to Bangalore. Keerthana is a mother of a special child (MR & Autistic) and a sister to a down syndrome and had lived and worked in Bangalore for five years in a corporate and spent three years working as a teacher while in her spare time volunteering at a special school too. After many visits, Keerthana decided to relocate permanent to Mangalore in order to pursue her true calling in working for children with special needs. Being a parent she relates to the challenges faced by a parent and the child. Riya foundation is her brain child and is named after her daughter with an intention to provide the same love and care that’s given to her own.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +91 9900179158

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).