KDF was setup to support the underprivileged children with special needs to become independent and useful citizens who would be able to contribute positively towards society. Based in Ratmalana, the school educates children across all subjects with a strong focus in the arts such as artistry and dancing; one of the students has even managed to get a full time job as a professional dancer and has performed for events in Sri Lanka and the US.
While there are publicly funded initiatives to address down syndrome, the awareness of this issue is still very much lacking and the KDF initiatives strives to bridge this gap. KDF also prides itself in being one of the , if not the only, special needs school that is free at the point of access.
Teach Sri Lanka are extremely pleased to have supported this worthy cause.