Our Founder

The Inspiring Journey of Ms. Deepa Mohanraj

Founder – Director

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In a world often driven by ambition, material wealth, and personal success, there are individuals who stand out for their unwavering dedication in making a difference in the lives of others. Ms. Deepa Mohanraj, the founder of a special school, is one such remarkable individual whose life’s mission has been to create a positive impact on society. Her journey is a testament to the power of love, compassion, and determination to bring about change.

A Dream Takes Root

Our Founder story begins with a heartfelt desire that was uniquely selfless. “All I wanted was to have a child who would be different, who wouldn’t take from society but give to society,” she once shared. Her aspiration was not for personal glory or financial success but to contribute meaningfully to the world. Her wish was a plea for a purpose-driven life. Hence KAUMARAM PRASHANTHI ACADEMY came into being with 6 children in the barrage at Coimbatore in the year 2006.

A Gift from the Divine

In response to her genuine longing, fate smiled upon her. She was blessed with a child who had special needs. It was a profound moment when she realized that this child, who society might view as different, was her ticket to fulfilling her purpose. This child would be her partner in making a positive contribution to society. She understood that her life had been granted a unique sense of purpose, one that she would embrace with unwavering commitment.

A Journey Begins

With a clear sense of mission and a heart brimming with love, our founder embarked on her journey to create a special school. She understood that there were countless parents like her, who yearned to see their children not just survive but thrive in a world that often misunderstood their potential. Her vision was to provide a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment where children with special needs could grow, learn, and, most importantly, contribute to society in their own extraordinary ways.

Overcoming Challenges

The path she chose was not without its share of challenges. Building a special school required not only immense dedication but also the ability to surmount financial, logistical, and societal obstacles. She faced these challenges head-on, drawing strength from her love for her child and her unwavering belief in the cause she had undertaken.

A Beacon of Hope

Today, Our Founder-Director’s special school stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration. It has become a place where children with special needs receive the care, attention, and education they deserve. Her vision has evolved into a thriving reality, where her child and countless others like them are not just receiving an education but are also actively participating in society’s progress.

Our-Founder’s Self-Empowerment

She honed her skills further to shine brighter in her chosen field of work. She has completed many certified courses related to these fields.

  • Certified Counsellor
  • Certified PECS Trainer (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • Certified Trainer of FIE (Feuerstein’s Enrichment Programme)
  • Certified Art Based Therapist
  • Certified DMT (Dance & Movement Therapy) facilitator.

Motivational Speaker

Apart from being an Entrepreneur, she is a motivational speaker, a guide, a mentor, a role model and an Icon of the youth’s mind. People love and adore her for her inspiring presentation as below

  • Guest Speaker at the CSR fest 2023 held at Indore
  • TEDX Speaker - 2019 held at Coimbatore
  • South India’s ICONIC Women Summit 2018 at Coimbatore as a speaker
  • “Invited Speaker” on the occasion of International Symposium on Empowering people living with AUTISM – Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
  • Panelist in Creating Awareness in child health and positive lifestyle
  • MODIFICATION at “Incredible Me A wellness Fest “at Tirupur, 2018


  • IRB (Institutional Review Board) member of Ganga Hospital 2024
  • At National level she was selected as an Inspiring women and received the “100 INSPIRING WOMEN 2023” award for outstanding achievement and contribution to society by FOX STORY INDIA.
  • The IRON LADY Award from Adithya International School -2024.
  • HOME ICON Award -2023
  • Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD-2019 from International Institute of Education & Management for outstanding achievement and Remarkable role in the field of Education.
  • THE MOMMY SERIES -2019 for Kaumaram Prashanthi Academy an initiative on Special Walkathon-2019.
  • INDIAN AWARD-2017 for outstanding contribution to Physically Challenge People.
  • Real Hero’s Award from Rotary International District.
  • AATMA NAVARATNA AWARD-2014 FROM AATMA FOUNDATION in recognition of social service

Her Pathway

She creates awareness and sensitizes the public by conducting,

  • Inclusive Cultural Activities
  • Inclusive sports activities
  • Special Walkathon (2017 & 2019) - first of its kind to create awareness on inclusion where more than 3000 people from all walks of life along with family and friends of children & young adults with special needs.
  • both the public and special needs participated and made it a successful event
  • Panelist in Creating Awareness in child health and positive lifestyle
  • The 3rd edition of the “ SPECIAL WALKATHON ”(2023) was successfully organized by “ KAUMARAM PRASHANTHI ACADEMY ” at Codissia where more than 5000 people both - general public and neuro diverse participated in this event.

Her life time Dream Project

  • YASYA (A community based early intervention program)
  • PANCHAVATTI (Inclusive project for young adults with special needs their families & public)
  • GRIHA (A home away from home-hostel facility for boys aged 14 years and above)

Our Founder-Director’s remarkable journey from a heartfelt wish to the founding of a special school serves as a testament to the transformative power of love, purpose, and selflessness. Her story reminds us that true fulfilment in life often lies in the impact we make on the lives of others. Our director dedication to her mission and her unwavering belief in the potential of each and every child with special needs continue to inspire countless individuals to follow their hearts and work towards a more inclusive and compassionate society.

In the words of our founder herself, it’s my “IKIGAI One which I full fill every day. Now I know my life has a meaning and a purpose”. Indeed, she has found her purpose and, in doing so, has enriched the lives of many children with special needs and their families.