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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 first and only non-governmental organisation to support the development of comprehensive services for people with deafblindness throughout India. 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. We are currently transforming the lives of more than 78,000 children and adults with deafblindness which includes more than 63,500 in main-stream schools within the government’s national ‘inclusive education’ programme and about 14,594 receive specialist services through partner NGOs. Over the last 22 years, we have: Increased the number of deafblind people receiving support from just 23 in 1997 to over 78,000 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- Samagra Shiksha (SMSA) for the inclusion of deafblind children in its mandate; Designed and initiated a two year diploma course in Special Education on Deafblindness recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India. We advocate for the rights of people with deafblindness with the government and the biggest achievement has been recognition of ‘deafblindness’ in the recently passed the ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016’. For the first time in history of India, deafblindness is recognized as a disability and rights of persons with deafblindness are now protected. Inclusion of vaccination for Rubella under the Universal Immunization Programme is another significant achievement of our advocacy initiatives. We are a member of several Central Government and State level advisory groups. We have been accredited by Credibility Alliance and by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)- National CSR Hub under Ministry of Corporate Affairs. We have been awarded Gold Certification by GuideStar India by GuideStar India Transparency Award in 2018.

Target demographics: Children and Adults with Deafblindness

Direct beneficiaries per year: 14,594 individuals with deafblindness through our 59 Partner NGOs across 22 states

Geographic areas served: Odhisha, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Assam, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

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; Livelihood Training (Functional & clinical Assessment, Identification of trade); Family Training Programmes.

Community Stories

164 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8 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.

Moushumi B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am associated with this NGO since 2004. Its a very committed and focused organisation with a great team of professionally qualified members who are also experts in the field of deafblindness. No wonder, Sense India is the only national level organisation working for the cause of deafblindness and currently they are also expanding its knowledge and expertise in other South Asian countries. Wishing them success always!!

shivkumar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sense International (India) has been doing great work for the last 23 years and transforming the lives of so many deafblind people across India. It is providing a meaningful life to these people whose world is limited to the fingertips of their hands. It's a pleasure to be knowing such a dedicated organization and the team who have been working hard for these deafblind people. Keep doing the good work!

Manali S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense India has been working since more than 23 years & it has been able to bring a significant change and a positive impact in the lives of deafblind individuals. It feels great to be associated with a committed non profit like Sense India

Mihir P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer it was my good experience supporting Sense India.I got to learn many things from many people. It was my pleasure working in the NGO who is working for the betterment and for the welfare of children and adults with the deafblindness. I would surely recommend my friends and family members to support Sense India and for this noble cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Working for humanity, they are doing a great job with full dedication

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sense International India is the treasure box of knowledge that one has to actively seek. The immense erudition it has in the field of multiple-disabilities and specifically deafblindness is unparalleled. Being knowledge leaders, they make sure that their learning reaches out to those who need it. I hope they are actively pursued by people to share their knowledge and use it for good.

Dhara M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sense International India is working very hard on the ground level for the deafblind children and adults. Keep up the good work

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported Sense International since 2001 . I'm very satisfied and impressed with their work with deaf-blind children in India - a particularly vulnerable group that requires all the support that we can give. I am also impressed with their follow-up and their reach out activities and their constant endeavor to help the lives of deaf-blind children. I wish them all the very best in their efforts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A genuine organisation with a knowledgable and hard-working team determined to make a difference in the lives of the deafblind people.

Uttam Kumar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organisation is doing tremendous work for persons with deafblindness in India and neighbouring countries. The journey so far is quite exciting, but a lot need to be done.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Advisor

Rating: 5

COVID -19 crisis has posed serious challenges for all of us. During the lockdown and after that, many families have lost their livelihood, either the earnings have reduced or ceased. Families with people with deafblindness and multiple disabilities have additional responsibilities of taking care of the nutrition and medical needs of their child so the ongoing pandemic has impacted hugely upon people from low socio-economic backgrounds. Making arrangements for daily meals is a herculean task for many families.
We are grateful to our selfless donors for the valuable support as it has enabled Sense India to reach out to many such deserving families with ration kits, to help them sustain and survive during these difficult times.
With generous support from foundations, philanthropic groups, and individuals, Sense India ensured that essential ration kits are distributed to deserving families with persons with deafblindness/multiple disabilities in these difficult times. Over the last 2 months, our project partners in different States have procured essential ration items even when grocery shops were shutting down. In spite of severe challenges to reach families living in containment zones and high-risk zones, team members strived to reach to such families with help from district administration and volunteers. Most important was to ensure that children with deafblindness, who may have low immunity due to associated medical
conditions get proper nutrition and essential items on time. Providing essential food items meant a lot to the families with the single-earning parent; fathers who have lost their job during lockdown; parents who themselves are aged and cannot step out; families who have spent their entire savings during lockdown; daily wage laborers parents and families of children with deafblindness living in far off interior places.
Expressing heartfelt indebtedness for supporting this initiative to help vulnerable families.

1 Mitali B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome vibes, amazing people and great learning. These are the words that define Sense India , Glad to be part of Sense India !!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best experience as volunteer, best NGO to work with

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sense India is working for deaf and blind people. I have participated in their annual biking event. Also, i have visited this organisation many times. I found it very well organised and genuine NGO. Staff is very generous and ready to help.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India is a great non profit organisation, working for unique disability known as deafblindness, I am privileged to work with Sense India for this unique cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had interned in sense for a month , and I was really happy with the experience. While working in ngos you have the notion that no work would be done but sense proved out to be completely opposite , the team here is extremely enthusiastic and determined to work for the deafblind people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Sense International India who work for children and adults with deafblindness is doing great job. Sense International India is the best non profit organisation.

2 HEMALSHAH1978

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization because it empowers people. It connects people who want to make a difference and encourages all the small steps that are taken.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am lucky to be a part of Sense International India who work for children and adults with deafblindness. Sense International India is the best non profit organisation.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense India is the best Non profit organization working with people with deafblindness. It is really an honor working for an noble cause.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India is doing a great work. its a ray of hope for the child who is deafblind. Happy to work with Sense india.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Most Genuine organization,i am privileged to be a part of sense international India

1 Shabir H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was really touched about the cause they are working with . Deafblindness kids are special kids who can’t hear , speak and see. It’s a unique cause that’s why I liked this organization. The are doing a great work .

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India also known as Sense India is the only national organization working for the unique cause of Deafblindness. It has been able to bring a significant change in the lives of deafblind children and adults. It’s been great opportunity to work with Sense India for this noble cause.

1 Ashish M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Doing good work for defblind peoples with true heart

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

this is the best nonprofit organisation who work very good with the child

3 Spandan G R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India is the only NGO completely dedicated their services to the Deafblind and Multi Sensory Impaired empowerment across India with the help of their partners. It's services very carefully planned and executed to create much impact in the life's of Deafblind and MSI children, young and adults.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best nonprofits working for a unique cause!

1 Suhail M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seen changing the life's of Deafblind children
Really Great work
Hats off to Sense International

2 deevangana

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense India is creating awareness about deafblindness which is a less known disability. Due to the advocacy efforts and training events, Sense India is indeed providing opportunities for persons with deafblindness. I am glad that I am a part of such wonderful organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India has been working since last 21 years for children and adults with deafblindness. The organization has reached out to more than 77,000 children and adults with deafblindness by working with 59 partner organizations in 22 states. Sense India is the only organization working at a national level for persons with deafblindness. I have been fortunate to be a part of this organization as I am working with Sense India since last 2 years.

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3 Kalyani J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organisation is doing wonderful job by trying to reach till every person with deafblindness and their family, teachers and every person that works with them. It's all together new experience and lots of learning to work with team. Being energitic..enthusiastic and passioanate about work..and last but not least of course team work...that's a key of success..Hats off to Sense team! Keep it up!!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The first organization to initiate work for children and adults with deafblindness in India, Sense International India has well defined goals and objectives to rehabilitate and empower persons with deafblindness.

The organization efficiently handhold each of its project partner in project implementation to ensure support and proper inclusion of every child with deafblindness and MSI identified. Its a model organization working on education, healthcare, vocational training as well as advocating for rights of persons with deafblindness.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense India is pioneer organization in rehabilitating persons with deafblindness. Deafblindness is now recognized as a unique disability in India due to sustainable efforts by Sense India. I am fortunate to be part of Sense India since last 2 years.

4 Rohit R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I feel blessed to be associated with an organization that has been doing amazing work for people with deafblindness. Sense India is the only National Organization that works for the rehabilitation of children and youth that suffer from this unique disability. Sense India supports its 59 partner NGOs across 22 states supporting over 77,500 young children, assist accredited institutes for training and development, and advocacy to bring social and government policies/ reforms, bring awareness to families and the general public about the needs of people with deafblindness and to accept them as part of our society and to ultimately benefit people with deafblindness and MSI.

We know that we still have miles to go before we can realize our dream and the dreams of every person with deafblindness BUT with the support and generosity of people and the community we can accomplish everything that we at Sense India have envisioned!

2 Nayan Arvindbhai P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great Efforts.
Only national organisation working for the brighter future of persons with deafblindness.

2 Mitali M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are doing spectacular work. With great initiatives, we can bring the change in this world. Keep it up, man. Keep it up!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

SENSE is
Sacred
Enthusiastic
Noble
Supporting
Educative

Have seen these guys going out of their way and helping the real neady ones and making their life easy..

Truely deserves a pat in their back to each and every one at SENSE..

3 Prashanth J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great work for people with deaf blindness and supporting the deaf blindness.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know this organisation. It is a national wide organisation, working for persons with deafblindness in India. The organisation had great role in getting deafblindenss being recognized by Govt. of India and to include deafblindness as one of the disabilities through the RPwD Act - 2016.

Feel proud to become a supporter of Sens International India.

2

Donor

Rating: 4

With Sense India- you can see the commitment and passion they have as a team and an organisation to work for a group that is marginalized by society.
keep up the great work

3 Bhushan P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Sense India is a very outstanding organization with excellent track record. It is known for its transparency and accountability. It has set highest standards of statutory compliance and governance. It has succeded in mobilizing from the Coporate and the individuals within the coutnry. It is well respected by many State Governments as well as Central Government.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been part of Sense International India from the day of inception. In fact, I was part of the interview committee which appointed the first Director. Subsequently, I was Chairperson of the Board as well. The growth of Sense India is truly unparalleled in respect of its spread, coverage, reach and penetration to remote areas as well. Due to efforts of Sense team, the services for persons with deafblindness are becoming a true reality. What a great achievement that the newly enacted Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 recognizes deafblindness as a stand alone disability. Similarly, the Scheme of Provision of Assistive Devices to Persons with Disabilities also recognizes deafblindness and allocates resources for provision of need based devices to such persons. The Rehabilitation Council of India, a statutory body, also granted recognition to teacher training course for the teachers of the deafblind. It is all due to efforts of team of Sense India that representatives to this organization are now invited to most national level committees on promotion of various aspects of services for persons with disabilities. The Sense India on the occasion of celebration of 20 years of its meritorious services, has convened a national level conference for the educators. About 400 Special Educators shall be attending this conference. Even 4 months before the conference, it is fully booked and and there in no scope of new registration. Such a fantastic response speaks about the popularity of the organization among the special educators. The organization is well known for its transparency, accountability, statutory compliance and professional approach to all its activities and initiatives. According to me, Sense India is most efficiently managed, well governed and well respected non-profit organization with a clear mandate of providing individual need based services to persons with deafblindness. It is a matter of great honour for me that I have a true witness of growth, progress and success of this organization. It has emerged truly a national level, well spread and well respected voluntary organization.

(Explanation of picture - Thanks to Sense India that Shruti is the first deafblind girl who has completed University Level Diploma in Physiotherapy from BPA School of Physiotherapy.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Sense International India is a great example of an effective organization. Keep up the good work!

3 Alison M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India do amazing work empowering some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people. The results of their support for people with deafblindness are fantastic and they manage it on slim resources. Their work is helping to ensure that no-one is left behind - as per the Sustainable Development Goals that Governments including India have signed up to. They are also sharing their expertise with non-profits in Nepal and Bangladesh to enable empowerment and support of people with deafblindness in those countries and have recently returned from delivering training in Sri Lanka. They are impressive!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International is a great organisation, with a team of dedicated and expert staff/volunteers

3 Dominique M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

SI India reaches to the poorest and most marginalised by their sensory and physical disabilities and the lack of knowledge and sometimes rejection that surrounds their education. From teaching a child to be able to stand or sit, to brush their teeth, maybe eat and drink by themselves, to enabling the more independent ones to integrate in mainstream schools, to train young adults to set up their own small businesses supported by family member, SI India impacts on the whole family. Parents can begin to see a future of greater independence and achievements both their child and for themselves, they are freed to work without worrying about their child or having to leave them tethered at home for their safety, household income can grow and their family's status in the community is more secure. SI India has improved the lives of thousands of families across the majority of Indian States (23 out of 29), working through training and overseeing the work of local partners, state health, welfare and education institutions, leaving solid expertise behind to continue the work.

2 Lindseyanne B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sense International are a fantastic organisation. Their expertise in working with people with deaf blindness is unrivalled and the staff are compassionate and inspirational

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International is a highly respected and effective organisation, working with and for people with deafblindness in India, and providing technical support to other countries in South Asia to ensure that No one is Left Behind. Thanks to Sense International, Deafblindness is now recognised as a unique disability in India. Support Sense International India to ensure that the rights of people with deafblindness are now realised.

3 Kaushlendra Kumar M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense India the only organization working with person with deafblindness. Sense is doing in really in very remote areas of various state of India where no other organization has reached. And more thing I want to say if you want to see the equality then you should visit sense India at least Once. A to z all the people are equal and very humble.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been part of the development sector for over 15 years and most of it spent in the area of disability. However, I have only know of Sense International India doing such remarkable work in the area of Deafblindness across India.
It is truly remarkable and a testimony to their accomplishments when one hears of the organisation & its work without even meeting the people that make it possible.

1 Bharati Bindrani M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So a review. I, being just a commoner, am not in a position to review the great work that people of Sense are doing continuously for past 20 years. On one hand I feel really happy as I get to know what actually is being done, as couple of friends who are working there keep sharing, and on the other hand I feel I didn't try much to do something for physically disabled, instead I get myself entangled in stupid day to day miniscule problems of life. Kudos to the entire team of Sense India who are trying to beautify the lives of the most beloved humans of God, A big big Thank to all of you. Kudos to the deafblind people who in spite of facing actual problems of life, are trying hard to give some meaning to their lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I HAVE BEEN DONATING TO SENSE INTERNATIONAL INDIA SINCE LAST 6 YEARS. THEY HAVE BEEN DOING SOME FANTASTIC WORK IN INDIA FOR DEAF BLINDNESS AND CREATING AWARENESS IN THIS SECTOR.

I WISH TO ALSO CONGRATULATE THE TEAM OF SENSE INDIA FOR GETTING DEAF BLINDNESS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE DISABILITIES AND IS NOW PART OF THE "THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016". THIS WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF MANY FAMILIES ACROSS INDIA.

THEIR AWARENESS DRIVES SUCH AS MESSENGERS ON CYCLES ARE SOME UNIQUE EXPERIENCES THAT WE GET TO SHARE WITH DEAF BLIND PERSONS.

I FULLY SUPPORT THE PASSIONATE TEAM OF SENSE INDIA AND CONGRATULATE THEM

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Donor

Rating: 5

Sense india is one of the few NGOs I have known working selflessly in the field of deaf blindness which is rare. Their passion for work and the commitment is to be applauded.

I have seen their work and have always admired the dedication of the saff.

Congratulations to Akhil and his team for working with deaf blindness for over 2 Decades now.

Am sharing a photo of the promotional event done by sense india - messenger on cycles .

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Donor

Rating: 5

I still remember the day I stepped into Sense India's office in A'bad where I met team of SI, driven to fulfill the vision of organisation of bringing meaning into the lives of deafblind children & adults and become active members of the society. I got an opportunity to work with Sense India and I have witness wonderful transformation of deafblind individual. Sense India is the only organisation working for deafblindness along with their teachers and parents across India. 20 years of changing lives and with our support they can reach out to many more in another 20 years!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have seen Sense India grow over 20 years, how the wonderful staff and partners have changed the lives of so many children and families. They have given hope to so many, truly inspiring work. Well done Team India. Gillian Morbey

3 Sejal S.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I have been working as a volunteer with Sense International India for the past six months. Great team putting up great work together! It is with great enthusiasm that the team comes together to provide support structure and facilities to enable the deaf-blind children to learn activities of their daily learning and other skills. The team also facilitates collection of funding to enable all the support activities. All in all it has been a richly rewarding experience to work with Sense International India and help the deaf-blind children whose world otherwise becomes very limited!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The team at Sense International India is one with passion towards persons with deafblindness and they are reaching out to more of the unidentified day by day. All the best as you make it to greater heights.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Sense India is a well-governed vibrant team of committed professionals who give their best in reaching out to persons with deafblindness. The philosophy of working with partner organisations helps reach out to the maximum and the long term relationship with organisations around India is indeed impressive and a commendable achievement.
Best wishes for the milestones to be left behind in the coming years!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Deafblindness being a unique disability needs specialized focus and intervention. I have been a part of Sense India since 5 years and i must say that lives of Deafblind and family members are transformed . There is a huge difference in saying & doing ,here we believe in doing things. Sense India does not only focus on Educational, therapeutic, vocational intervention, but it also pursues into a adult being an active member of the society through income generation programmes being specifically developed for the adult. over the years i have seen those tears of joy of the parents when their Deafblind daughters & sons hands over the income that they have earned through their business. I am proud to be a part of Sense International India

2 Naishil J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sense International India is providing astounding services for the deafblind people since 20 years. Sense provides a platform to every deafblind individual for living their life full and active. Deafblindness is a disability and Sense is disabling the disability.

2 Jigar P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am happy to work with Sense India and support the cause of DEafblindness.

We are a strong team with good values

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participated in Messengers on Cycles (MOC) event organized by Sense India in June, 2017. That was the first time wherein I participated in cyclothon and it feels really great that I got a chance to participate in a charity event. I was not aware about deafblindness earlier but now I am aware of the disabilty. I felt happy seeing energetic deafblind individuals in the event. Sense India is doing great work for deafblind population of the country.

2 Nikhil2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

over a year ago Like many people i had never heard of a people being Deaf and blind at the same time. Sense India has helped me broaden my horizon with regards to the disability sector.

Highly transparent and ethical in its functioning Happy to be a part of sense India

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sense India is a rare non-profit organization working with the deafblind individuals in India.
The work is such that it not only has a critical mission but also manages to execute with tremendous effectiveness and efficiency. I am proud to be associated with such an organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense International India, also known as Sense India is an award winning national organisation representing a little-known disability called deafblindness which was recently recognised under the enacted Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 for the first time in the history of India. Sense India works with local, regional and national organisations to develop sustainable services for children and adults with deafblindness along with collaborating with the government at central and state levels. Its relentless work has so far transformed the lives of close to 77,500+ deafblind persons who have found a meaning to life with self-esteem and confidence.

2 Deevangana Goyal

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sense India has been working since more than 20 years & it has not only brought positive change in the lives of deafblind individuals but have also made a significant difference in the lives of parents & teachers of deafblind individuals. "Deafblindness" was not recognized as a disability earlier but due to the advocacy efforts of Sense India, today deafblindness is recognized by law and government of our country. Sense India has provided many opportunities to deafblind individuals which have made them not only self confident but independent too. It feels great to be associated with a committed non profit like Sense India

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

India's only national organisation working for children and adults with deafblindness along with their teachers and parents across India! Factors that set them apart:
Working for a unique disability
100% transparency

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Client Served

Rating: 5

How many times have we been tired of our kids, who are perfectly normal, scolding them and telling them to be understandable and calm them down, in times when they don't understand stuff or get sick etc.

The guys at sense do these, but the magnitude of the whole thing changes, because the kids can't hear or see. Imagine yourself at a place where you have to explain to a child what is happening to him/her and then to make them overcome the same and to teach them to live a life. Not just children adults too loose their sight and sound and helping the adults to adjust who have become a child once again, who have to forget all that they have learned and have to learn things all again, is another task all together.

Over and above that, many of us may want to help a blind person cross the road, what we don't realize is that some of them cannot hear you, so trying to talk to them is futile, trying to make a deafblind individual explain that this is going to happen to you on the street, is another task.

So Sense working on getting the kids and individual under their wing, trying to educate them, trying to educate the public about them and to make sure the individual rights of these individuals remain intact, is by far no small act. I was stupified and had to collect myself. Their work and efforts and the efforts of the deafblind individual really minuscule things we do.