is an invisible disability. The big problem that exists in this field is the
lack of awareness and understanding about the whole issue of being unable to
hear and the social and emotional trauma associated with it. In India, 8 out of 1000 children
born are deaf and less than 1% of these receive a quality education. Deafness in itself is not a
learning disability. Learning difficulty arises because deaf children cannot
communicate. An undiagnosed 3-year-old deaf child will only know about 25
spoken words, compared to 700 words for a hearing child of the same age.
problems, exist opportunities to address them; a positive attitude, increased
use of social media, technological advances, collaborative approach, trained
professionals and a dream to have an inclusive society.
VAANI works towards bringing communication to the lives of deaf children and
their families with a vision to enable access to every deaf child. The most
unique aspect about our work is that we not only teach deaf children but also
their parents - thus ensuring that the training is sustainable and that parents
are equipped to handle the child’s needs of communication, learning and
Further, VAANI works with teachers
in government schools, gram panchayat level officials, and the general public,
to raise awareness about the issues of childhood deafness, and also has a
presence on high-level decision-making bodies to effect changes in policy
towards deaf education. With this holistic approach to the issue of childhood
deafness, VAANI ensures that every aspect of the deaf child's ecosystem is
sensitized, trained and impacted.
During the 13 years
of our activity in India, mainly Northeast, East & Karnataka, we have
worked with 61,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries, comprising of around
11000 deaf children, 22000 parents, 8000 professionals and 20,000 general
Our Current Programme
Parent-Infant program (0-5 years): This
program focuses on Early Screening & Intervention for newborn babies. The
early identification of hearing loss followed by immediate intervention ensures
that the child starts experiencing life the way hearing babies can. Currently
we are in process to set up a early screening & Intervention centre in Tumkur District hospital, Karnataka for early identification.
Sadhan Resource Centre (5-14 years): At Vaani
Sadhan Resource Centre we pay individualised attention to each parent-child
group. It is run by trained staff such as Special Educators (Teacher of the
Deaf), Counsellors, Community Mobilisers and Visiting Medical Professionals.
Primarily, communication and language skills are taught to children. The focus
is on holistic development of the child. Hence, other activities such as life
skills, physical development, and inclusion services are also conducted.
Youth Transition & Referral
Advisory Programme (14 years & above): Youth Transition program is the process of preparing hearing impaired
youth for life beyond education. There are wide varieties of resources
available in VAANI to assist students, professionals, schools, and families in
defining and working on post school goals.
An effective transition plan will equip each student
with the tools and confidence to assume responsibility for their education and
career decisions as they move into adulthood. VAANI aims at transforming every
child into a responsible adult having a meaningful life with respect and
would be partnering with organizations who provide vocational/professional
training preparing them for further education and employability.
With dedicated &
experienced local staff and well thought through programs, we can create
champions and community leaders, accelerate the impact by reaching more and
more deaf children, empowering families, improve the capacity of special
educators, wider our engagement with government agencies & institutions and
work towards an inclusive society where our Children With Hearing Impairment
can enjoy dignity and equal opportunities.
Founded in 1985, proVISION INDIA was established to empower poor and disadvantaged people across various communities in South Asia. Based in Bangalore and directed by its Founder Paul C. Dass, it is a not-for-profit organisation with a core team assisting the initiatives, training and administration.
pVI’s core competency lies in helping people and organisations develop practical, sustainable ways of income-generation that benefit both the individuals and their communities, enabling them to reach their full potential. Rather than just the provision of direct funds or grants, we encourage independence and self-sufficiency, teaching business skills to bring a holistic transformation to the people in India.
Parijat Academy is a non profit school. Providing free education.
There are 540 children studying.
Cornerstone Community Trust work for community development and education field. This is right for every child of India to have primary education. We provide primary education to every child who is in need and send them in a different school for higher study.
JanPragati caters to all sections of society
irrespective of religion, caste, creed and gender. Children and Women form the
immediate beneficiaries of our vision, though the nuclear family remains the
object of our service.
is a Public Charitable Trust registered in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Reg.630/11
Poverty is often
perceived wrongly, by the very fact that it is deliberately and often
helplessly defined as income paucity. However as research and scholarship
depicts, it is much more than simply income scarcity or joblessness. Though
income is definitely instrumental to poverty, it is not completely the whole
story. Our people in the Slums of Lucknow, struggle because they have been
gradually degenerating socially and thus
contributing to economic struggles. If social backwardness is dealt with, there
will be considerable improvement in the sustenance of prosperity. In their struggles for freedom through development,
JanPragati has identified ignorance and lack of motivation as the major issue
for such social backwardness. The locus of this social backwardness has its
initiation in the family and then draws
to the community. Thus keeping the family as the focal point of
activity, we can work towards a better life. If the individual family is
reformed, then lot more can be achieved in alleviating poverty.
that every human, both male and female is created in the image of God. This
implies that every human reflects the glory and handiwork of the creator God.
Thus every human deserves to live his/her life in its fullness and is the owner
of a reasonable dignity. Our vision extends to allow and encourage 'ALL' to see
this image in 'ALL'
Metamorphize every Family, as Servitors of God’s Love.
that development begins first in the family. Family values shapes and mold the
community. A strong family creates a prosperous community. Our mission is to
organically transform the family, towards a wholistic development of the
community. The mission also contains the fact that every JP staff is dedicated
to be a servitor of God’s love.
for such a movement in Lucknow was seen in 2009. However the first initiative
to an organized effort began on 11th of April, 2011. The
organization was however registered on 2nd of November, 2011. JanPragati had originally begun as a simple noble work which was done as an act
of kindness towards the poor. So one such slum was identified where they simply
volunteer in teaching the poor children who were basically rag-pickers. However things changed when we recognized the
need among the poor. We realized that it was necessary to be proactive in
helping them. Gradually it became inevitable that we could do no more unless we
register the organization.
slum was rather an experiment since there wasn’t much understanding of either
the culture or the community dynamics of the slum. However the classes among the children went
on vigorously and we started seeing results in their understanding, learning,
attitude, thinking, habits, confidence and demeanour. There was considerable
improvement in their self esteem and social cognition. What encouraged the volunteers was the
resolve and the interest of the mothers of the slums. This interest of the
women in learning and working together rather induced us to form help groups
for women in the slums. This was the beginning of Bhamini, or the
Women-Empowerment Programme. On a later
stage understanding the social and health related issues, we began a third
programme named ‘Sanctity of Life’ .