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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Supriya B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Having personally seen the fabulous work that's being done by VAANI is an extremely humbling experience. The pure, undiluted compassion and patience coupled with the use of appropriate and up-to-date teaching methods is an unbeatable combination. I wish VAANI all the very best and my husband and I will continue to be supportive of all their endeavours.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Vaani from its inception and seen it grow because of its strong fundamental precepts - early intervention, empowerment of the deaf child within their families and the larger communities in which they are situated, compassion, out reach, training, awareness building with the general public and interaction with both state and central governments, transparency.
Vaani's work is based on commitment and integrity knowing that they are dealing with furthering human potential and that the tragedy of the deaf child lies in their inability to establish communication with their families and the community and society at large.
So many victories in their mission have helped bring smiles to deaf children and their mothers and fathers faces and encouraged parents from all walks of lives to spread the message of self reliance and education. That, in a nutshell is the reason that the Vaani team is able to work with continuing dedication and commitment.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We at Rajni Nijhawan Charitable Trust (RNCT) have been associated with Vaani for some time. We have found that in this environment when NGO's have been alleged to not being run properly, VAANI is one organisation that is dependable, professional and transparent. Vaani has done tremendous work all over India in gifting the art of communication between child and parent and other deaf persons. Vaani has a committed staff and has trained many workers to assist them in teaching the deaf. We, too, in RNCT, have been associated with assisting in a School for deaf children in a village called Malancha in West Bengal in collaboration with Vaani. We are pleased with the progress made by the children in this School. We wish Vaani all the very best in its future endeavours and look forward to working with them. Regards, Ian Howard- Trustee - RNCT

Donor

Rating: 5

Vaani represent one of the finest organisation to work specifically with deaf children. There are many organisation who works with deaf children in various aspects, but get generalist and start doing everything from livelihood to skill development to education and in that the core work of working with deaf children and their empowerment get missed out. Vaani keeps that core area of working specifically with deaf children and various stakeholder's associated with the child ( including their parents, school and community where they live and influencing policy makers for better policies for deaf children better life).

Donor

Rating: 1

I had sent two cheques last year but had no response or a simple thank-you! Have you used it for yourself? It was sent from Ability India, Chennai? Sir, why this kind behaviour?

Comments ( 1 )

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vaani 09/04/2014

We have always responded to donors and friends immediately. Could you please send us some details regarding the cheques?

Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years, I have seen how VAANI has grown from strength to strength. The team has worked hard to ensure that VAANI provides excellent services to deaf children and their families. Each story of communication improving between a deaf child and his/her family is heartwarming and I am sure the team is proud of the difference they are making in deaf children's lives. I hope they are successful in making their impact in more states of India.

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Donor

Rating: 5

VAANI has a team that is totally committed to providing services for deaf children. Their insistence on working with parents is commendable, and it is good to see how their work has actually affected the lives of deaf children in their projects.

Shahzeb Z.

Donor

Rating: 5

Being associated with Vaani has been a pleasure. Only a few give the same level of commitment on experience as on paper. Vaani is one of them. It brings serenity and solace, noble is its cause. Blessed to be a part of it.

Donor

Rating: 4

I am your typical "Middle Level Executive " with little spare time to actually get involved in social work but one who regularly donates to various organisations. A friend sent in a mailer saying that she was "running" in a TCS world 10 km run and was collecting donations in bangalore for Vaani Deaf Childrens Foundation. I found this "interesting" and thats when I made my first donation. I have been following their activities since then and feel that they are doing good service. They take pride in their work - the pride that they reached the finals from the Eastern zone for India NGO awards showed so much involvement. I am happy to be associated with them , even if my role is a miniscule one.