ASHRAY AKRUTI
Reaching out to Children with
Hearing Impairment
VISION & MISSION
• Vision
Empowering hearing impaired and underprivileged children of
Andhra Pradesh to use their innate c...
CORE VALUES
• Protect Rights and Dignity of the child
• Quality in services rendered
• Transparency
PROBLEM STATEMENT
• About 25,000 children are born with hearing impairment every year in
India.An average of 2500 children...
PROJECT AREA
At present working in Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh, India in three
locations—Srinagar Colony &
Chandrayangutta a...
SPECIAL EDUCATION
 Number of Children:250
 Key activities:
1.Special education and rehabilitation facilities
2.Residenti...
EARLY INTERVENTION & AUDIO VERBAL
TRAINING
 Key activities:
1.Screening children with hearing impairment
2.Fitting of Hea...
MULTIMEDIA AND COMPUTER ANIMATION
TRAINING
 Number of Children:15
 Key activities:
1.Training in Multimedia and Animatio...
ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP
• Geographical Reach
 At present working in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
catering to the needs ...
STAFF
• Full Time 85
 Special educators
 Assistant Teachers/Trained Mothers
 Administrative staff
 Support Staff
 Res...
HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION
• Established in 1996 to provide a life of dignity to the Hearing
Impaired Children
• Having a...
Contd…
• 1996 Special Education and Rehabilitation services
• 2010 Vocational Training Identifying the need for the
employ...
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Achievement No. of
students
Growth of school From 5 (1996)
to ~250 (2013)
Students integrated in normal
s...
FUTURE PLANS
• Diagnostic facility in Government Hospitals to screen for hearing
among new born babies.
• Focus on Communi...
CHALLENGES
Arriving at a revenue model for the
organization is challenging.
Approaching several trusts, Corporates
and Ind...
SUSTAINABILITY
• Trusts and Foundations
UPS Foundation, Volcart Foundation, Give India
• Corporates
Wipro, Microsoft, Inve...
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT?
• Sponsor the Education of a hearing impaired child @Rs.11,000/-
• Sponsor the education of a hearing...
CHILDREN IN CLASS ROOM
CLASS ROOM
MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION TRAINING
RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
KARATE CLASSES
WORLD DISABILITY DAY CELEBRATIONS
TEACHING STAFF
FACT SHEET
• Name of the Organisation: ASHRAY AKRUTI
• Address: 8-3-1027-A2, Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad, Andhra
Pradesh
• ...
THANK YOU
Ashray Akruti invites YOU to visit the
school and interact with our very special
children
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Ashray Akruti is a registered non-profit, non-religious organization working for hearing impaired children. Having started with 5 students in 1996, Ashray Akruti currently caters to the educational and vocational needs of 240 hearing impaired students.

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  1. 1. ASHRAY AKRUTI Reaching out to Children with Hearing Impairment
  2. 2. VISION & MISSION • Vision Empowering hearing impaired and underprivileged children of Andhra Pradesh to use their innate capacities to reach their optimum level of independent personal and professional life – thus transforming a large group of people depending on life- long support from the State into a group of healthy positive contributors to the economy • Mission To create a congenial environment and comprehensive teaching program for the hearing impaired and underprivileged children which help them progress into becoming independent, self reliant and contributing citizens of the country
  3. 3. CORE VALUES • Protect Rights and Dignity of the child • Quality in services rendered • Transparency
  4. 4. PROBLEM STATEMENT • About 25,000 children are born with hearing impairment every year in India.An average of 2500 children are born with hearing impairment in A.P. • Hearing Impairment is an unseen Disability • Major problem is communication- Speech and Language • Lack of adequate rehabilitation facilities • Unable to access Higher education and deprived of employment opportunities • Deafness is also both a cause and a consequence of poverty. Poverty and poor health services mean that more children become deaf in countries like India
  5. 5. PROJECT AREA At present working in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India in three locations—Srinagar Colony & Chandrayangutta and Yakutpura in the Old City area of Hyderabad.
  6. 6. SPECIAL EDUCATION  Number of Children:250  Key activities: 1.Special education and rehabilitation facilities 2.Residential Facilities for children from outside Hyderabad  Measurable Outcomes 1. Number of children improving in speech and language. 2. Number of children joining main stream schools 3. Number of mothers turning out to be self dependent
  7. 7. EARLY INTERVENTION & AUDIO VERBAL TRAINING  Key activities: 1.Screening children with hearing impairment 2.Fitting of Hearing Aids 3.Counseling to the parents 4.Speech and Language Therapy 5.Training to mothers  Measurable Outcomes 1.Number of children improving in speech and language. 2.Number of children joining main stream schools 3.Number of mothers turning out to be self dependent
  8. 8. MULTIMEDIA AND COMPUTER ANIMATION TRAINING  Number of Children:15  Key activities: 1.Training in Multimedia and Animation Courses  Measurable Outcomes All the 15 Students successfully placed
  9. 9. ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP • Geographical Reach  At present working in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India catering to the needs of urban/rural population of Andhra Pradesh and surrounding Districts.  Few students are from other parts of India too. • Infrastructure  Premises is on lease  Well equipped with Computers/Internet/Furniture etc  Residential Facility with well equipped with Kitchen
  10. 10. STAFF • Full Time 85  Special educators  Assistant Teachers/Trained Mothers  Administrative staff  Support Staff  Residential Home Staff • Part Time 1 • Volunteers 5
  11. 11. HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION • Established in 1996 to provide a life of dignity to the Hearing Impaired Children • Having a Hearing Impaired member in the family and realizing the plight of the disabled in the country was the driving force behind the establishment of the organization by the Founder-Director. • The Organization started with just five children and now catering to 250 children • The teaching methodology adopted was Aural Oral method of teaching.
  12. 12. Contd… • 1996 Special Education and Rehabilitation services • 2010 Vocational Training Identifying the need for the employability of the deaf students organization started Multimedia and Animation training • 2010 Early Intervention services Identifying the need for the Language development during the critical age of 0-5 the services were kick started • 2011 Two more branches in Hyderabad Recognizing the need in the old city of Hyderabad two branches were started in Chandrayangutta and Yakutpura.
  13. 13. OUR ACHIEVEMENTS Achievement No. of students Growth of school From 5 (1996) to ~250 (2013) Students integrated in normal schools >150 Students completed Std.Xth Exam (with Distinction) 50 Bachelor level 7 Diploma level 6
  14. 14. FUTURE PLANS • Diagnostic facility in Government Hospitals to screen for hearing among new born babies. • Focus on Community Based Rehabilitation Programs
  15. 15. CHALLENGES Arriving at a revenue model for the organization is challenging. Approaching several trusts, Corporates and Individuals for continuous support The Disability does not evoke immediate support as it is invisible Sensitization of the society regarding the plight of the Hearing Impaired Identifying new donor as more support is being allocated for life threatening causes such as HIV, visible disabilities Generating more awareness about the plight of the Hearing Disability Getting trained manpower and their retention Developing mothers as teachers Political Unrest in the state and donors fatigue at this moment Sensitizing the donors about the needs of the organization Providing right hearing Aids to the children as they are expensive Putting efforts to provide right hearing aids in a phased manner
  16. 16. SUSTAINABILITY • Trusts and Foundations UPS Foundation, Volcart Foundation, Give India • Corporates Wipro, Microsoft, Invesco, IBM • Individual support
  17. 17. HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT? • Sponsor the Education of a hearing impaired child @Rs.11,000/- • Sponsor the education of a hearing impaired child with living @Rs.24,000/- • ECS Donations -a minimum of Rs.200/-per month • Volunteer your time
  18. 18. CHILDREN IN CLASS ROOM
  19. 19. CLASS ROOM
  20. 20. MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION TRAINING
  21. 21. RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
  22. 22. KARATE CLASSES
  23. 23. WORLD DISABILITY DAY CELEBRATIONS
  24. 24. TEACHING STAFF
  25. 25. FACT SHEET • Name of the Organisation: ASHRAY AKRUTI • Address: 8-3-1027-A2, Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh • Year of Establishment: 1996 • Regn . No: 5489/96 • FCRA No: 010230590 • Donations are exempted from Income Tax U/S 80G of IT Act
  26. 26. THANK YOU Ashray Akruti invites YOU to visit the school and interact with our very special children

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