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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Akhil

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have you come across a child who can neither see, hear and speak? Yes, 3 disabilities together! Can you imagine what and how this child will learn, live and grow, especially when 95% of our learning comes from what we see and hear! Sense India works with such "deafblind" and multi-sensory impaired children and young adults. We are striving to bring meaning into such lives through education, training and support to parents. It is almost 20 years that I have been with Sense India and have witnessed transformed lives through your support so come forward and extend a helping hand.

2 Vijay B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here for 2 week and it was the most productive 2 weeks I spent this year.
Sense is a NGO where they put in their 100 percent for the deaf blinds, where they highly appreciate efforts made by people and create massive awarness about the cause. The people who work in sense are empathetic and love the work they do, And in my view this is what an ideal NGO should be like.
- Vijay Bhatia
Student 17

2 Deepa K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with sense India as a volunteer in cycle rally and the experience is really nice !! The team is too much supporting !! And they have organised very well !! And I must say they are really working very hard towards their goals !!

Deepa Kotak

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with team and have been following their work closely. I must say the team and work is wonderful. They practice transparency and really do quality work and making real impact on deafblind community

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization in the field of deafblindness, reaching out maximum numbers of person's with deafblindness. Working with transparency to include excluded population.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sense International India is working for deafblind children and adults. I have seen the impact of their work which has brought positive change in lives of not only people with deafblindness but their families also. The ngo is doing great work and I am happy to be associated with it.

3 Harsh J.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Sense international has a great presence overall and the work they have carried is commandable, this inturn has a great effect in the society. We need more NGO's which work for the wellbeing of the society.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Sense International India is doing a wonderful job by organizing various activities for disabled people and a platform to showcase their talent.
It always brings happiness to be associated with this ngo and create smile on others face.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had participated in one of the cyclothon organised by Sense India...
They promote deafblind people and help them...
They are very helpful and give hope to the deafblind children's and adult ...

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sense international is a very dedicated nonprofit organisation. Ehat i love about them is they keep various marathons and stuff to make people aware about blind and deaf children. I have been a part of such cycle marathon and it was really great.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got a great opportunity to volunteer on Hellen Keller's day and it was wonderful to be a part of Cyclothon on 26th June 2016 which was organized by Sense International India. They are doing great work for the development of deafblind people.