Sri Nrusinga Dev Anchalika Yuba Parisad
Sri Nrusinga Dev Anchalika Yuba Parisad (SNDAYP), a non-political, non-profit social welfare registered organisation established in 1993-94, working in Puri district of Odisha, India.
The main aim is to bring qualitative change in the lives of most marginalized groups including people with disability, women, low income and marginalised groups. The organisation works mainly in rural areas to meet their basic needs i.e. health, education, employment, vocational training, capacity building, gender discrimination and inequality.
How DCW and SNDAYP work together
DCW and SNDAYP work together to support deaf children and young people to access education. This is done through development of language, communication and literacy skills.
Our partnership has in the past also supported deaf young people to develop basic literacy and vocational skills so that they may earn a living – whether through self-employment or being employed by others.
More recently we started collaborating with DCW and three other partners in Odisha to further support deaf children with their pre-primary and primary education. This will build on the learning and successes we have achieved to date.
We support deaf children in developing their language and communication skills and improving their literacy levels. We also train parents, service providers and school teachers so that they can better support the children to access education. This includes training on developing deaf-appropriate teaching learning materials (TLMs) and lesson adaptations.
Communication training, whether in sign language or total communication skills for deaf children, their peers, teachers and support workers plays a big role in enabling the deaf children to communicate with others which has been a significant barrier in the past.
Members of the community and parent support groups are also being developed as special resource persons. This will ensure that skills are developed in the community to continue supporting deaf children in the future.
Mr Krushna Moharana is the father of deaf young person and is a Community Rehabilitation Worker (CBRW). He says:
“I found out that my daughter was deaf when she was one year old, we had no previous knowledge of deafness. We attended several awareness sessions led by SNDAYP and met so many other parents who shared their experiences and views. I became a CBRW with support from SNDAYP so I was able to support my daughter and other families with their communication and education. My daughter can do anything like other hearing children and she is more capable than others”.
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