“VAANI” means ‘sound of the soul’, and we work to bring communication and language into the lives of deaf children and their families. Deafness leads to the inability to develop language, rendering these children starved of stimulation; living in silence in a noisy world. Our goal is to ensure that every deaf child is given the opportunity to communicate, to learn, to grow and to participate in the world like any other regular child.
VAANI, Deaf Children’s Foundation was registered as a Trust with the Additional Registrar of Assurances in Kolkata on August 9, 2005. Our Registration number is 4257. We have also FCRA permission to receive foreign funds. VAANI is registered u/s 12A of Income Tax Act –1961, and has the following tax exemptions:
-Approval under section 80-G (5) of the Income Tax Act,1961 (50% exemption)
-Approval under section 35 AC of the Income Tax Act 1961 (100% exemption)
VAANI’s vision is to eliminate the most fundamental and overlooked problem with childhood deafness – the inability of the child to communicate with his or her own parent. We believe that every deaf child is entitled to total and complete access to communication, education, protection and equality in all spheres, and information and knowledge to reach his or her full potential as an individual and a member of society with respect and dignity. Our commitment is to create an empathetic and enthusiastic environment for every deaf child and to empower their families to nurture it.
Our mission is to bring language into the lives of deaf children and their families and thus enabling them to have meaningful conversations between themselves and the world around them.