Deeds Public Charitable Trust (Deeds) was established with a commitment to help the hearing impaired by providing a platform for their education and overall development, and thereby working towards their empowerment. Their mission is to make them financially independent and a part of mainstream society. Since its inception, Deeds has enriched and improved lives of over 10,500 hearing impaired youth and their families.
Their programs include:
Bajaj Institute of Learning (BIL): This Institute in Dehradun provides free education to underprivileged hearing impaired children in the 4 to 18 years age group i.e. from pre-primary to Class XII. It is one of the few schools in India to offer higher education to the hearing impaired, and schooling is conducted under the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) pattern. It is a recognized Resource Centre for testing, certification, education and vocational training in Uttarakhand. BIL provides vocational training in computer applications, tailoring, and beauty care. They collaborate with organizations for job placements of the qualified students.
Catering Institute: This Institute located in Mumbai, offers a free one year certificate course in cookery and commercial food production. The course is specially designed by Deeds, in conjunction with the Maharashtra State Board of Vocational Examination to equip the students with professional competence in culinary skills which makes them eligible for jobs in the hospitality industry. Since 2007, 53 students have successfully completed the course and been placed with The Taj Group of Hotels, ITC, The Maratha, etc. in various cities.
Basic English Literacy Course (BELC): This program aims at the academic development of the hearing impaired young adults by training them in spoken and written English through sign language, thereby preparing them for higher education and making them eligible for jobs in various industries. Ishara foundation is the knowledge partner for BELC.
Computer Centres: Deeds runs two Computer Centers in Mumbai to impart basic and advanced skills in computer literacy to the beneficiaries for making them employable. The syllabus has been provided by APTECH.
Tailoring Unit: Deeds runs this unit in Mumbai wherein the students are taught basic skills in stitching, embroidery, cutting, drafting.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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