Our work in South Asia
What we do
There are 12.2 million deaf children in South Asia.
We are working with several partners to transform the lives of deaf children living in some of the most disadvantaged communities in rural and urban settings in India and Bangladesh.
We work with our partners to
- Help families of deaf children build communication and language skills
- Educate deaf young people and their families on deaf awareness and on their rights and enable enable them to access information on education, health, services and benefits and economic opportunities
- Work with education authorities, schools, vocational colleges, employers to change perceptions on deafness and build resources and materials specific for deaf communities
- Offer in-depth training and learning opportunities to help address the enormous gaps in knowledge and information about deafness that are still prevalent today
- Empower families of deaf children with knowledge, insight, skills and expertise and build networks for families to build and foster deaf communities.
Who we are working with
- Centre for Disability and Development
- AID Foundation
- Access Bangladesh Foundation
- Self-Help and Rehabilitation Program (SHARP)
- Sri Nrusingha Dev Anchalika Yuba Parisada
- Citizens’ Association for Rural Development
- Society for Action in Disability and Health Awareness
- Lower Income People’s Involvement for Community Action
- Graham Bell Centre for the Deaf
- Khagenhat Welfare Organisation
- Child In Need Institute
- Association of People with Disability