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Sense International India

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2nd Floor, Administrative Block, Andhjan Mandal Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 0015 Ahmedabad India 380015 India

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 - deafblind people, their families, care givers and professionals to ensure that everyone facing challenges because of deafblindness have access to advice, opportunities and support. We are the only national body actively working 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 on a comprehensive approach which includes social, human rights perspectives with all available solutions. Over the last 18 years, we have: Increased the number of deafblind people receiving support from just 23 in 1997 to over 71,500 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 the 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 the Rehabilitation Council of India. Facilitated the 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.

Target demographics:

Children and Adults with Deafblindness

Direct beneficiaries per year:

12,890 individuals with deafblindness through our 57 Partner NGOs across 23 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:

Early intervention to detect the severity of deafblindness, need-based education through Centre-based, Home-based and Community Based Rehabilitation programmes. Vocational Training and Income Generation support to adult deafblind individuals. Last year, for the first time in India, 23 deafblind young adults received financial support to setup their own vocations and thus proving that they too are contributing citizens of our society.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Sense International India is the pioneer organisation in India working for children and adults with deafblindness. It’s vision is to provide need based services to children and adults with deafblindness so that they live an independently life, have equal rights and contribute as an equal member in the society with utmost dignity and pride. However, with lots of advocacy and lobbing still deafblindness is not yet recognised in the Indian law.
Keep supporting the cause of deafblindness.
Best Wishes to Sense International India and it’s dedicated staffs.


 
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Sense International India is a great organisation to be associated with. Since this organisation is for persons who are deafblind, a disability not mentioned in government documents, a neglected and marginalised population of society is getting served. Please do support the organisation to continue the work.

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2015

 
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Sense India works with some of the most marginalised and invisible children of India. Deafblind children face dual disability of vision and hearing loss making their world limited to their fingertips. Sense India is the only national level NGO in India that works exclusively with these children. It provides education, rehabilitation, vocational training and employment to deafblind children and adults.

 
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Sense India is doing a excellent work to help deafblind children.By reaching out 71,500 deafblind children and adults and helping him to live her life by her own skill. I fully support the cause and Sense India and would like to congratulate the team and all those associated with it. Best wishes for all your future endeavors.

 
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Sense International India has been working with people with Deafblindness for last 18 years and their work can be seen while you interact with the people with Deafblindness and their families. You can see the change and transformation which is commendable. Appreciate their abilities to support the people with Deafblindness lead a life of independence and dignity. Keep up the good work!

 
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The work that Sense India is doing is phenomenal. Deafblindness is a unique and complex disability. In a developing country like India, people with disabilities continue to remain invisible. But through their work, it is evident that Sense India is going above and beyond to ensure children and adults with deafblindness have access to better care, medical facilities and livelihood opportunities.

 
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Sense International India's work is commendable not just as a non profit but also because it is tirelessly challenging an issue that is overlooked by society, a unique disability called deafblindness. More than that it upholds values and quality of service to its highest regard which every Organization working for social issues must do. Also i find innovation and adaptability a core strength of Sense India. I am very happy to associate with a cause like deafblindness.

 
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The service providing by Sense International India on the field of disability rehabilitation for the Deafblind people with or without other disabilities is truly appreciable. I am truly touched with the dedication & commitment that Sense international India team has shown in transforming the life's of Deafblind person.

 
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An organization which has been working very very hard to raise awareness on deafblindness. Extremely ethical when it comes to clarity on fund usage and brutally honest when it comes to talking about the rights of the differently abled. Powerful. Very powerful.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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the work at 'Sense India' is laudable...... in essence they help people make sense of their lives, where nature deprived them of the 'senses' to do so. Remarkable Cheers!!!

 
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