Residence for 20 hearing impaired students

$5,017 $0
Raised Remaining


Our children learn more and have more opportunity to master a vocational skill when they live at the school. This project will provide a year of room, board, and supervision for 20 students.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Our deaf and hearing impaired children have much more to learn from the time they enter our school and when they take their Class 10 (high school) exams than non-hearing impaired children. Many of children start without any communication skills. To graduate that have to demonstrate proficiency in two languages, math, science, social sciences, and the full high school curriculum. Furthermore, we provide each student vocational training so that they are employable upon graduation.

How will this project solve this problem?

The students learn more, faster if the reside at the school during the school year. The project will allow an additional 20 children from impoverished families to board at the school for one school year. We have the physical infrastructure; we need the operating funds. We care for the entire child when they are with us. Their days include exercise, nourishing food, homework supervision, vocational training, and time to simply be a child.

Potential Long Term Impact

Children who board at the school learn more academically, socially, and vocationally. When they graduate from Jyoti they are then best positioned to be enabled, employed adults within their families and communities. The children are from the local area and have school vacations, holidays, and family events at home.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,017

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,017 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Tia Goss Sawhney

Evanston, IL United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Residence for 20 hearing impaired students