Our outreach
The Chitra Lane organization is a large family of caring volunteers, teachers, therapists,  and doctors who have come together to create a better world for children and young adults with special needs in Sri Lanka.  Our humble beginnings date back to 1967 when our prgoramme was first started with just two intellectually impaired children.  Today, we reach out to over 2,000 children annually from Colombo and distant districts through our two projects:  the Chitra Lane School for the Special Child and the Chitra Lane Children's Resource Centre.  Over 85% of the children and young adults that benefit from our programmes are from low-income families. These families have very little to get by with in their daily lives and having to cope with a child who is intellectually impaired seems almost an impossibility.  For most, there are no choices in life.

The Chitra Lane organization has come a long way within the last 43 years.  The challenges faced by us on a daily basis are many. The strength to cope with this enormous challenge is inspired by the courage of the children and families that we work with.  Chitra Lane plays a vital role in their lives.  Through the support of well wishers, we are able to provide these children with the necessary care and hope for a better tomorrow.
How you can help

Chitra Lane School for the Special Child is a government approved charity and relies heavily on the financial support that is provided by way of donations, direct child sponsorship, or the sponsorship of a teacher's salary.  Join hands with us on this noble journey of caring for children with special needs in Sri Lanka.

Your kind support will help us to provide a child with the much needed intervention therapy such as physiotherapy and speech therapy, monitor the child's health, provide a mid-day meal and a cup of milk, special seating or a walker for a child with cerebral palsy and other mobility disabilities or a much needed hearing aid, educational equipment that enhances a child's learning.

Make a donation
Please make a donation or contact us and find out how you can help make a difference in a child's life.


Send in your donation to : Chitra Lane School for the Special Child
    45/3 Chitra Lane, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
    Donation to be made payable to the `Chitra Lane School for the Special Child’
E mail : [email protected] / [email protected]
Telephone : +94112503906