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 Children  India Project #20789

Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India

by Sense International (India)
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India
Help Educate 250 Deafblind Children in India

Summary

Deafblind children have limited access to basic services like education, health and training in India. Sense India is the first national NGO working exclusively for deafblind children in India. Through this project, 250 deafblind children will be provided with education and assistive devices to help them to be independent. Apart from deafblind children, their families will benefit through training and counselling about this rare disability and helping them collectively live a fulfilling life.

$25,500
total goal
$7,842
remaining
88
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years

Challenge

95% of what we learn is through our eyes and ears. Imagine what it is like to be deafblind. Deafblindness combines varying degrees of hearing and visual impairment. All individuals who are deafblind experience extreme challenges with communication and mobility. Most also suffer from further physical and medical conditions. People with deafblindness face neglect and discrimination and are denied basic human rights such as education and medical care, amongst other needs that are taken for granted.

Solution

We will help deafblind children to communicate and teach vital skills needed for daily life. They will also receive education and home based services which are hard to find in rural areas. We will train government schools teachers to work with children who have deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments, and give parents training and counselling to work with their children at home. Deafblind children will also be given appropriate assistive devices such as hearing aids and spectacles.

Long-Term Impact

Your donation will help 250 deafblind children, once isolated to their homes, access previously unthinkable opportunities, such as studying in a mainstream school as an equal. This will help to spread social awareness about deafblindness within the community. It will also inspire parents of deafblind children to learn the skills required to help their child live a fuller life. Staff trained during the project will oversee the long-term sustainability of deafblind services within the region.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Sense International (India)

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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Project Leader:
Nafeeza Pavri
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
$17,658 raised of $25,500 goal
 
142 donations
$7,842 to go
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