Our project plans to complete a school for the deaf in eastern India, that will provide hands-on career training and technical education to 100 deaf students each year. This will help the students to acquire skills suited to give them a job, become financially independent and live with dignity.
In Kolkata, a city of 4.5 million people in Eastern India, there is currently not a single school for the deaf that provides them with a work-based training program to help them get meaningful employment after school. There are no special education programs or higher education courses that are accessible to deaf students. Our school will provide the deaf students with a work-based training program using latest equipment and software training.
The school will provide hands-on training and education to young unemployed students through trained ISL certified teachers. Training will be given in Engineering Design and Presentation, Video Editing and Animation, Basic Computer Skills, Photography, Printing Technology and other skills. Students will have the opportunity to develop workplace skills suited to give them a job.
After construction the school is expected to educate and train 100 deaf students per year allowing them to earn a respectable living, become financially independent and get integrated into mainstream society. The school will also provide counseling to deaf students on selecting the right vocation and the facilities that are available for them leading depressed and frustrated students to a path of rehabilitation.