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