May 21, 2020

They need your support more than ever

In India, 63 million people (6.3%) suffer from significant auditory loss. An estimated 8 in 1,000 infants are born with moderate to profound hearing impairment. One estimate record that over 27,000 children are born deaf every year in India.

The most intensive period for development of language, either spoken or signed, is during the first 3 years of life. This is the period when the brain is developing and maturing. The skills associated with effective acquisition of language, either speech or sign, depend on exposure to, and manipulation of, these communication tools.

The most intensive period for development of language, either spoken or signed, is during the first 3 years of life. This is the period when the brain is developing and maturing. The skills associated with effective acquisition of language, either speech or sign, depend on exposure to, and manipulation of, these communication tools.

Over the past 10 years, parents from all over Maharashtra have been referred to Dhvani from hospitals, training institutions and other professionals. Dhvani has emerged as a credible resource centre, facilitating training of other professionals and the mentoring of new AVT specialists, through internships and observation sessions in partnership with AVT courses in the city. 

The center also facilitates cochlear implants for children whom it can benefit. This is done in partnership with Cochlear India Pvt. Ltd. to enable access of best devices, services and treatment for children from marginalized communities.

So far, in 2020-21, Dhvani impacted over 85 children and conducted more than 2000 AVT sessions. 3 cochlear surgeries were successfully facilitated and over 100 newborns were screened in a pilot process with a local municipal corporation.

Even as Dhvani continues to work with individual children to enable initiation into the world of speech and hearing, it seeks to take this work beyond Mumbai into areas where this facility may not be available. 

in response to the lockdown as a result of Covid 2019, the team has worked on remote therapy sessions with the current set of children who are engaged at Dhvani. Through this year, an SOP will be developed and formalized for remote working, enabling people traveling from long distances to optimize on risk and result proactively. 

May 13, 2020

They need your help now more than ever

Save The Children India is responding to the current crises of Spread Novel Corona Virus. We are reaching out to urban poor families who are largely daily wage earners and are hit unexpectedly with the crises. Loss of daily wages have put them to a greater risk of poverty, hunger and health crises. The organisation also developed strategy to continue provide support to the Families of children with special needs, women and children who are orphans, vulnerable, victims of violence and staying in Institutions. We are committed to continue provide them with uninterrupted services.

Thank you for supporting our cause and helping us provide nutritious meal to the children with special needs. The Covid-19 health emergency and the subsequent lockdown has impacted almost every family of the child with special needs that we reach out to. The families who are largely daily wage earners are now do not have means of livelihood and struggling to arrange meals to the family. In the uncertain time, they need you support more than ever. 

We request you to consider supporting the family of the child with special needs this time and help us provide groceries and Hygiene supplies for a month. 

Mar 17, 2020

Udaan Program (Alumni Meet)

Save The Children India, in collaboration with the staff of the Special Rehabilitation Home for Minors, Deonar (Mumbai, India), conducted an alumni meet for the minor survivors of Human Trafficking, who have resided at the Shelter Home previously. The objective of holding the alumni meet was to encourage, motivate and educate the girls who are currently residing in the shelter on what they can potentially achieve in the future. It also provided a platform for the ex-residents of the shelter home to interact with their peers and share their experiences of pursuing studies and/or working in different sectors of employment.

A total of 48 survivors who were previously in the shelter home attended the alumni meet. Many came from the after care homes, where they are currently pursuing further education/training or are going for job. On the other hand, some of the women who have been restored back to their families and are currently employed, were also a part of the meet.

One of the survivors shared how after leaving the shelter home she was assisted in taking up a Graphic Designing course, on completion of which she has now become a graphic designer. On the side, she also makes jewellery and also offers jewellery making classes to others.

Another survivor shared how despite the hard circumstances she faced, she continued with her education and is now pursing her MBA.

One of the survivors shared how after leaving the after care home, she has started taking tuition classes along with jewellery making work. She is also preparing for her SSC exams simultaneously.

These stories shared by the alumni motivated the girls who are currently residing in the shelter home. It gave them hope and encouraged them to use the services provided by the shelter home and NGO’s so that even they can achieve great heights in their lives.

 

 
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