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Phone: 91-79-26301282
2nd Floor, Administrative Block, Andhjan Mandal Campus,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 0015

Ahmedabad India
-- 380015
India
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Target demographics: persons with deafblindness

Direct beneficiaries per year: 14,000 individuals with deafblindness through our 48 Partner NGOs across 21 states

Geographic areas served: Chhatisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Tamilnadu, Himachalm Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Haryana, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Goa, Rajasthan

Programs: Ealry intervention, need based education through Centre-based, Home-based and Community Based Rehabilitation programmes and Vocational Training. Last year, for the first time in India, 23 deafblind young adults got financial support to setup their own vocations and thus proving that they too are contributing citizens of our society.

Mission:
Our vision is of a world in which all deafblind children and adults can be full and active members of society.

Our purpose is to work in partnership with others - deafblind people, their families, carers and professionals to ensure that everyone facing challenges because of deafblindness has access to advice, opportunities and support.

We are the only national body active in the field of deafblindness.

We have a focused/ refined objective of supporting deafblindness alone and have not deviated from it even as we take a comprehensive approach which includes social, human rights perspectives with all available solutions.

Over the last 17 years, we have:

Increased the number of deafblind people receiving support from just 23 in 1997 to more than 57,000 today.

Formed the National Network of Families of deafblind people (PRAYAAS), which received the National Award for best parents association

Strategically aligned with the Government of India in their flagship- education programme- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) for inclusion of deafblind children in its mandate.

Facilitated the inclusion of deafblindness into National Trust Act for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities and our Advocacy Officer has been elected on the Board of the Trust

Designed and initiated a two year diploma course in “Special Education on Deafblindness” recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India.

Facilitated inclusion of deafblindness in the state Disability Policy of Chhattisgarh state. We are now working in Bihar, Meghalaya and Kerala on similar lines. 

We have external validations such as Credibility Alliance, 35 AC, and repeat donors etc that vouch for our professional, comprehensive and fruitful journey.
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08/11/14
Sense International has been doing a wonderful work in helping people with disabilities. Be it working at the field level ot advocacy and lobbying. All the staff has been very approachable... more »
08/09/14
Sense India is transparent and known for its accountability. As a member of the Board, I get notice for the Board meeting well in advance with agenda. All meeting are conducted in a very professional manner completely in conformity with the procedure laid under the Societies Registration Act. The ... more »
08/08/14
I was responsible for the creation of Sense International India. As Chief Executive of Sense in the UK, I established Sense International in 1996 and decided that our first programme would be in India, since I knew Beroz Vacha of Helen keller Institute and the staff at the Blind People's Association... more »
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