Author: vaani

#Assam & Bihar – Flood

The flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority* (ASDMA) issued on the evening of 15 August, 2017 stated that about 33.3 lakh people in 3,186 villages/localities were affected by the deluge. In many places, river embankments gave way, affecting humans, cattle and crop alike. Despite these numbers, there is no news on how many deaf children are affected […]

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#powerof10 is a national awareness campaign on Childhood Deafness by Vaani, Deaf Children’s Foundation. Started on 15th Aug 2017, its aim is to reach 833,100,000 people in 650,244 villages in India, generating awareness of childhood deafness and raising 10 rupees from 10 crore people. Why #powerof10? Deafness is an invisible disability There are an estimated 3,000,000 deaf children […]

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Validations by Vaani

Get Validated by Vaani, Deaf Children’s Foundation! We aim to work with credible partners across the country to further our work and reach as many deaf children as possible. If you are an NGO that works on or intends to work on the issue of Childhood Deafness, write to us at Why get Validated […]

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Teach for Deaf

In our work across the country over the last 12 years, we have found a gap in the area of volunteerism and in the perception of non-profit organisations. Most volunteer programmes involve activities that last a few hours and don’t really give the participant a holistic view of the work that the NGO does or […]

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Mandira and her Grandmother

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 […]

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Modes of Communication

Classification of methods of communication used by persons with hearing impairment: The auditory-verbal approach This is also known as the unisensory mode. The child develops “listening” and speech skills through the use of optimally functioning hearing aids, and auditory training i.e. lip reading is not encouraged. The use of signs is forbidden.  The deaf child […]

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Defeating Childhood Deafness

‘Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your child’ – these are probably reassuring words to a young mother worried about her baby’s apparent ‘different’ness but this is definitely not good advice. A mother always knows when something’s wrong and she should be encouraged to go with her instincts. VAANI works with families to highlight the […]

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The Story of Gulshan Bibi

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 […]

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Vaani, Deaf Children's Foundation is a Registered trust (no.4257) and works towards bringing language and communication into the lives of deaf children and their families across India.