Wannathankyou/28th September, 2018
They say 'the only disability in life is a bad attitude'. Anyone with the right attitude can do the unexpected, beating all the odds. This World Deaf Day, we give you a list of 10 NGOs who are working with and for the Hearing Impaired and helping them in all the ways possible - from giving them the emotional, educational and financial support to helping them to be more social and helping the society as a whole.
Sanket Foundation is a New Delhi based organization established with the mission of enabling a life of full potential for their beneficiaries and helping them lead lives of inclusion and opportunity in the mainstream.
According to their website, around 90% of the deaf population in India are uneducated, and Sanket Foundation is one of the NGOs addressing this issue making it clear that hearing status and speech challenges do not impact one’s ability to communicate or reach life goals or participate in the larger community.
SOS is a Technology-based NGO for hearing impaired in Mumbai. In collaboration with several small-sized and mid-sized companies, SOS outsources online marketing work the deaf in the domain of Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, and Data Entry.
This is a unique initiative by SOS which has a mission to work for the development of the Deaf community, empowering them with the power of expression, promoting social and cultural awareness while working towards independent and barrier-free communication for the Deaf.
Smile Foundation, a Delhi based NGO, which works towards the welfare projects in education, health, livelihood, and women empowerment, has joined hands with Ashray-Akruti
, a Hyderabad based voluntary organization working for hearing impaired, to extend its support to the Little Angels School for Hearing impaired.
Sahi is a Hyderabad based NGO for hearing impaired which identifies and aids children living in rural areas, with little or no access to modern medical treatment.
Sahi helps the children with learning disabilities or hearing loss by giving them hearing aids or free ear surgeries, where required.
Cochlea is a Pune based organization which is working in the field of Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired members of our society. Cochlea, which has extended its services even to few areas in Goa, focuses especially on young, congenitally born deaf children in the age group of 0 to 6 years through early detection and intervention.
Sense International India is an Ahmedabad based organization which is working with deafblind people, by supporting and advocating for better services for them across India in partnership with NGOs and the government to provide them with care and education.
Vaani, a Bangalore based organization for deaf children supports social and emotional needs of deaf children and their families.
Vaani is working with a mission to bring language & communication into the lives of deaf children and their families and thus enabling them to have meaningful conversations between themselves and the world around them.
Suniye is a Delhi based NGO which is working with and for hearing impaired children and has become and also has become a representative for the hearing impaired community in India.
Suniye is working with the mission, to help hearing impaired acquire language, learn to talk, go to regular schools and become part of mainstream society.
Muskan is a Mumbai based Foundation for people with multiple disabilities. Commenced with the main objective of bridging the gap in schools and education centers, which are usually not equipped to handle multiple disabilities along with blindness, Muskan Foundation aims to provide a spectrum of customized services ranging from early intervention, education, therapy, counseling, and MDVI awareness.
Deaf EnAbled Foundation is Telangana based organization that is of the Deaf, for the Deaf, and by the Deaf. The mission of the organization is to achieve equal access for deaf people in every area of their lives.
They work for the development of the Deaf community by enhancing the quality of life, providing educational facilities, promoting social and cultural awareness while working towards independence and barrier-free communication for the Deaf.
If we have missed out any NGOs that you know of, please let us know in the comment section and we will feature them very soon. If you are an NGO, Collaborate with us, and we would love to feature you on our platform and help you make the difference bigger and better.