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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: VAANI's vision is to eliminate the most fundamental and overlooked problem with childhood deafness - the inability of the child to communicate with his or her own parent. We believe that every deaf child is entitled to total and complete access to communication, education, protection and equality in all spheres, and information and knowledge to reach his or her full potential as an individual and a member of society with respect and dignity. It is our commitment to create an empathetic and enthusiastic environment for every deaf child, and to empower their families to nurture it. Our mission is to bring language and comprehension into the lives of deaf children and their families and thus enabling them to have meaningful conversations between themselves and the world around them.

Target demographics: Deaf children and their families across India

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,700 Deaf Children - And in 10 Years we helped 27,000 Deaf Children.

Geographic areas served: India

Programs: VAANI works with local organisations in different States of India to support a range of different initiatives. We focus on building the capacity of organisations working specifically with deaf children and their families as well as of organisations working on cross-disability issues. VAANI enters into a formal partnership with these organisations to support long-term projects. All projects supported by VAANI show a close fit to our organisational aims. VAANI currently works with local NGOs and some Government bodies on projects in Assam, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Mizoram and West Bengal.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have know this organisation since its inception. It is a highly professional organisation working with persons with hearing impairment across India. Although there are several NGOs that work with hearing impaired in India, what makes Vaani different is their approach. They play the role of an enabler and a catalyst to drive positive change in the lives of children with hearing impairments. It is managed by a highly motivated and professional team of domain experts and managers which makes it a credible and transparent organisation.

Shipra G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love to be associated with organisation like Vaani. Kudos for your work and transparency system in the organisation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If there is one thing that VAANI made me realise, it is that we take communication for granted..and how! VAANI is changing so many lives that struggle to do what we don't even though we have the means to do it easily - express!! The way VAANI has touched the lives of several families of deaf children is commendable. Having worked with VAANI was an eye-opener for me. The time I spent with VAANI helped me understand deafness, helped me understand the need to communicate and has stayed on with me. This is one connect that will forever remain...and its kudos to team VAANI for their efforts!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

What is appreciative of VAANI is (1) it works as a 'catalyst'- being partners with various NGO's across India- reaching out to a larger audience and capacity building (2) Transparency in its dealings (3) Being a 'one of its kind NGO'

Anirban D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The people working day and night and putting up an effort for the less fortunate of the newly arrived ones are definitely among the noblest of people on this world. They have dedicated their time and money for serving these young children and attempting in making their future a little brighter,and I hope they will continue doing it and only grow more in order to reach out and help many other neglected and outmatched ones gain a ground to stand upon and face the world. A huge appraisal and wish for a better future for all of them from my side.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The very name VAANI brings solace and comfort in my mind with the thought that there is still someone who is out there helping and supporting these children in a genuine and selfless manner. It is truly remarkable what VAANI has been doing. I have seen just some of the work done by the Guwahati Chapter of VAANI and that is such a moving and touching story by itself. The sight of the sheer joy, excitement and happiness seen in the faces of the children at whatever VAANI provides to them is an experience that cannot be described. The efforts and the work done by VAANI, Guwahati makes one understand and realise what selfless love, benevolence and compassion is all about.
Wish you the very best VAANI. It is a privilege and honour to just to be able to experience and write this.
Warm regards,
Rittique Phukan.
Chartered Accountant.
Guwahati, Assam.
rittique@yahoo.com

Debajit C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Like the silent disability that they are working on- Vaani, has silently, succeeded in making a huge impact for the deaf, especially children. I have seen them work in the Northeast of India and the work they are doing is highly commendable. The members that I have come in touch with, have left successful careers in other fields to make the world a better place for the deaf. Such is their passion. The work they do is very relevant.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

VAANI's efforts in the field of Deaf Children has been tangible .. this I say by seeing the awareness that has been spread through Workshops. The people, especially the parents of the Deaf Children, need to know how to deal with their deaf relations, and VAANI through the innumerable awareness workshops, is doing just that. The interactive sessions held with parents gives them confidence to deal with their deaf wards and helps the wards to lead happier lives.