Vaani, Deaf Childrens Foundation was created with the aim of bringing communication to the lives of deaf children and their families and enable access to every deaf child.
VAANI integrates themselves with communities and works towards identifying a deaf child as early on as possible. While deafness is not a learning disability, the lack of language and ability to communicate gives rise to learning and academic problems and impacts the social and emotional needs of the child and its family. They work to create an empathetic and enthusiastic learning environment for every deaf child that also empowers their families.
They have worked with over 7000 children and 12000 parents in multiple states.
VAANI runs the following initiatives:
SADHAN Resource Centre: The Sadhan Resource Centre is a space to educate and empower deaf children and their parents to learn and comprehend language and have meaningful conversations between themselves and the world around them. Here parents are not only trained to help their young deaf child with the challenges they face with hearing, communication and literacy but also, to accept the child’s differences, guide the child through their formative school years and become agents of change by influencing policy-making authorities and the Government.
Teach for Deaf: VAANI has created a holistic volunteer program called Teach for Deaf. It is a 54-hour course spread over 9 months and is aimed at the corporate sector. The idea is to create a movement of leaders that collectively help solve the problem of inequality in access to communication and language for deaf children.
VAANI on wheels: VAANI decided to set up a mobile Sadhan Resource Centre when they realised that parents had to travel long distances to avail their services. Their mobile centre travels to inaccessible parts of the country to ensure that deaf children have the same basic rights to communication as others.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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