Vision & Mission


VAANI’s VISION is to advocate for the right of every deaf child to a full and complete life with respect and dignity.

Our MISSION is to bring language & communication into the lives of deaf children and their families and thus enabling them to have meaningful conversations between themselves and the world around them.

What VAANI does


VAANI at present works in three States of India to provide good quality services to deaf children and their families.

We advocate for every deaf child to a complete life of respect and dignity.

We work to achieve this by:


  • Early Identification & Intervention.

  • The combined approach for imparting Language & Communication.

  • Empowering & Engaging parents and professionals.

  • Influencing government policy and advocating for quality in all services


Deafness is described as the ‘invisible disability’. Majority of deaf children grow up in hearing families with no experience or understanding of deafness.

Why we do what we do


A study conducted in 2002 on the status of deaf children in India was the first step in the creation of VAANI, Deaf Children’s Foundation.

The study showed that there was no involvement of families in the education of their deaf child, and sometimes very little involvement in the upbringing too. Parents were not consulted on issues that profoundly affected their lives and the future of their deaf children. Since there was (and still is) little understanding about what being deaf means, families with deaf children were unable to claim their rights from governments and service providers, as other disability groups do. As a consequence, the majority of deaf children continued to face an unacceptable future of poverty and disadvantage.

VAANI was created with the aim of bringing communication to the lives of deaf children and their families with a vision to enable access to every deaf child. Over the last 18 years, VAANI has worked with During the 18 years of our activity in India, mainly in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka, we have worked with more than 1,00,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries, comprising deaf children, families, professionals and the general public.

Help VAANI reach as many deaf children as possible. All donations made to VAANI are 50% exempt from tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

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