Educating Vulnerable Children

“Unleashing hidden potential”

About Us

Athi special school is an institution dedicated to the physically handicapped learners. We are located in Athi market, Athi sub-location, Kirindine location Akachiu division, Igembe South in Meru County, Kenya. We strive to promote inclusion of children with special needs into regular classrooms. Our goal is ensuring children with special needs get an equal chance as with other children on education matters.

“ The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”
Herbert Spencer
“Education in a caring environment puts a smile on a child.”
What we do

A Holistic Approach

We support children with special needs in  Kenya, and we rely on various organizations towards funding our activities.


We offer an education  under the curriculum based competency  (CBC-Kenya) ensuring quality education for children with special needs

Self Reliance

We encourage and train the  children with special needs on how to live with other members of society and care for themselves.


We ensure children with special needs have full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children.

Education for all

Enroll your Children with Special Needs to Enhance their Learning Skills.

Education Inclusivity

We have embraced digital technologies to enhance the learning experience of both our learners and instructors.


Our Mission

To teach and train learners with special needs basic numeracy, literacy and adaptive behavior for self-reliance


Our Vision

To be a model special school where learners with special needs receive instructions and training for adaptation and independent living.


Our School Motto

Unleashing Hidden Potential

Welcome to our Institution

Learners Currently enrolled
“ Welcome to Athi Special School website. All individuals and organizations of goodwill are welcomed to partner with us to uplift the lives of children with special needs."
Mr. Patrick M. Mutemi- School Headteacher/B.O.M Secretary
“It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Athi Special School. We are very grateful to all who have contributed to the establishment and running of our institution.”
Mr. Geoffrey Rukuno - Chairman Board of Management
"Teaching is a calling, disabled children are just abled differently. Every child deserves an adult guide to help them be the best they can be."
Mrs. Mary Kathure Mithiaru - Teaching Staff Representative to the Board of Management