Sangopita derives its inspiration from the struggles and triumphs of Ravindra and Sujata Sugwekar, parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Devoting a large part of their lives to parenting their son with special needs, has made them literally ‘live in the skin’ of others like them. Aware of the lack of residential facilities for children/adults with special needs in rural India, they started Sangopita in 2003.
Sangopita is an organization that epitomizes passionate involved parenting where each child/adult is helped to reach his/her maximum potential and more importantly is treated with dignity. Sangopita offers lifetime residential care to the physically, mentally and sensory impaired and for those with autism from mainly the lower socio-economic and impoverished strata of society. Besides residential care, Sangopita also runs a Day Care centre and special school for the physically and mentally impaired in Badlapur near Mumbai.