In German, Lebenshilfe means Life Help. At Lebenshilfe India, intellectually impaired children from the poorest segments of society are becoming happy, independent adults through a unique synthesis of special education methods from around the world, specialized training in local folk arts, and a distinctive program using the arts as therapy.
Dr. T. Saraswathi Devi has spent her life for the under-privileged that generally affect the poor children. After her Masters degree in Political Science with two diplomas in Theatre Arts from Andhra University, she obtained special education and did an intensive study (or along with) in-service training in the field of mental retardation from USA and Germany. Her academic life was followed by the founding of ‘Lebenshilfe for the Mentally Challenged’ where the children are given round the clock care by 120 committed and dedicated staff. On her return to India, with support of the original organization, Sarah founded Lebenshilfe India in 1980. She has been invited to present papers in over 20 international conventions. She was also invited to Montpellier, France to submit two papers during the 12th IASSID World Congress in June, 2004. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx