Sristi Foundation was founded in 2013 by Karthikeyan Ganesan, who has spent the past 15 years working with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After studying for a degree in Psychology, he returned to work at his orphanage to help create these opportunities. From then, it became his aim to provide disabled people a home and create opportunities for them to get training in order to live more independently and reach their full potential. Karthik founded the Sristi Foundation, a non-profit organization, based in Konamangalam Village (30km from Pondicherry). The organization runs several projects; all working to empower disadvantaged and disabled people. Sristi Village is an eco-friendly self-sustaining village for intellectually disabled people to live learn and grow. The Village is home to Sristi Farm Academy, a training programme for disabled people to learn practical skills that can be applied to daily life in rural Tamil Nadu. The aim of these projects is to ensure disabled people are provided with training that can help them live independently and generate their own income in the future. Sristi Foundation also operates Sristi Special School, a school for disabled young people from the area to obtain an education, fitted to their individual needs.