Sense International India

Rating: 4.66 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 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 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.
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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Who says Sense India is a non-profit !!
1000rs Donated to Sense International India is like donating 2000rs. Their hard work really shows when you see them training the deaf blind people. Not only do they take care of these challenged people but help them take care of themselves. !!!
Sense International India has definitely got a lot in them to get noticed and I see tonnes of profit for the deafblind people.

 
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My association with Sense International started more than 10 years ago when they hired the selfless leader Akhil Paul as their Director for India. I applaud him and his team for doing what they do everyday and give their lives for the well-being and education of the children that they help become part of our community.

The sad world that we live in still looks at disability as a nuisance and these children with multiple disabilities go through tough times to finally get help from associations like Sense International. If you ever get the opportunity, my recommendation would be to visit these children. For no fault of theirs, they are born with these disabilities. Me and my wife believe that all of us should be thankful for all the blessings we each have and help these children.

Once again, can't thank Akhil Paul and his team for doing for what they are doing.
Regards,
Javid Baig

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First of all let me say that I have never seen a selfless organization than Sense International. The entire management team is hands on and experts in working with children who have multiple dis-abilities. The team at Sense International works with children who are deaf and blind. By helping these children to become self-reliant these saintly folks are giving life to them. When i have heard stories from Akhil Paul, Director of Sense International in Asia i have cried. Stories were children were found in villages who have never been out of the hut they live in shunned by society. The only person who would interact with them were their mothers. I applaud Akhil and his team for being the light in the lives of such needy children. I urge each and every one of you to open your heart and contribute to this great cause. You can reach me at javidbaig@gmail.com if you have any further questions or clarifications. Thank you Akhil and your team for doing this and helping the world to be a better place.

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India and met with children with multiple dis-abilities.

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to see how selfless and wanting to help the team at Sense International is. Thank you.

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Dedicated, focused on helping these children and wanting to genuinely help them live a better life

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give a better life to all children with multiple dis-abilities. Please help.

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Rating: 3 stars  

Sense International has been really making a great move towards uplifting the deaf-blind children. They have transformed the lives of people across India and helped them feel special irrespective of their disabilities. The young & motivating team of Sense International has been taking various initiatives to promote awareness in people to come forward and extend a helping hand for these children. I really feel honored that I got an opportunity to do something for the wellness of society and thanks to Sense International India, who gave me this opportunity. I wish the entire team All The Best.

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Sense India is run by a great team and addressing a very important and unique cause that requires much care and patience - working with deafblindness. I have met with them and are confident that they will make the difference they seek to create with deafblindness in India and across South Asia.

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I have been a supporter of Sense India for over 10 years. During that period, I have been amazed at the outstanding work that Akhil and his team have performed to improve the lot of the less-fortunate.

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