Sense International (India)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Deafblindness
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 25 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 21 States
Issues Addressed:
Education, Health, Livelihoods, Rehabilitation services for children and young adults with deafblindness and multiple disabilities; Advocating for the rights of persons with deafblindness and multiple disabilities
Supported by:
Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives; HT Parekh Foundation; Paul Hamlyn Foundation; Rangoonwala Foundation India Trust; Bharti Airtel; Alkyl Amines; V Care Foundation; The Hans Foundation
Key Trustees:
Mr. Rajive Raturi, Member
Ms. Nandini Rawal, Member
Ms. Shrutilata Singh, Member
Mr. Kris Murali, Member
Mr. Amith Dholakia, Member
Ms. Divya Bhalla, Member
Recognition: NCPEDP Helen Keller Award supported by Mindtree - 2019 Spirit of Humanity Award by Americares India - 2019
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Donate ₹5000/- for providing specialized learning material and toys
  • Donate ₹7000/- to provide assistive devices for mobility of a deafblind person
  • Donate ₹9000/- to cover Nutritional and Medical requirements of deafblind child for 3 months
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Embracing diversity and Responding to every individual need
  • Crisis: In India an estimated 500,000 children and adults live with deafblindness which makes mobility, learning, and communication extremely difficult. Till 1997, there was only one school providing education and other services to 23 deafblind children. To address this dire need, the NGO was established as the first national NGO to support the development of comprehensive services for people with deafblindness.
  • Programs: 1) Education: Individualized Educational Plan is developed and followed to address the unique need and capacity of every child in the respective school and rehabilitation center. 2) Care and Rehabilitation: Home and community center based program providing health, education and vocational skills which include income generation activities for financial independence. 3) Policy Advocacy: Under collaborative efforts with the Government, the NGO has advocated several provisions to be made for the welfare of people with deafblindness.
  • Outcome: Currently, the NGO is working in 22 States of India through a network of 59 partner NGOs. 78,000+ beneficiaries with deafblindness and multiple disabilities have been assisted through their programs. 63,500 children have enrolled into mainstream education; trained 5,000 Govt. teachers.
8 cr
7 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020
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