Deafness in itself is not a learning difficulty. Learning difficulties arise when deaf children cannot access communication. An undiagnosed 3-year-old deaf child will only know about 25 words as compared to 700 words for a hearing child. A majority of deaf children grow up in hearing families with little or no experience of deafness, and most parents never learn to fully communicate with their children. There are no other organisations in India that address Childhood Deafness.
We integrate ourselves at the grassroots level within communities and work towards identifying a deaf child as early on in their life as possible. We train our Teachers of the Deaf with specialised technical methods to bring language and comprehension into the lives of not only deaf children but also their families. We then create an empathetic and enthusiastic environment for every deaf child and empower their families to nurture it.
In the length and breadth of our work, we sometimes come across children whose parents aren’t involved actively in their deaf child’s well-being and education. This happens for a multitude of reasons. It could be because of the loss of hope that comes with the fact that their child is disabled, the lack of time […]Read More
A lot can happen in five years. This is the story of Gulshan Bibi from Mallikpur, a village 30km away from Kolkata. She is a mother of four children and lives in a large household with them, her husband, in-laws, two brothers-in-law, and their wives. Her husband and one of his brothers makes bags for a […]Read More
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