Sense International (India)'s vision is of a world in which all deafblind children and adults can be full and active members of society.
In 1997, when Sense International India first started its work, there was only one deaf-blind service in the country reaching out to just 23 children. But in the last two decades we have succeeded in reaching out to more than 77, 500 deafblind people and their families through a network of 59 partners across 22 states.
Akhil S. Paul is the Director and Founder member of Sense International India. He is the Former Vice President of Deafblind International (DBI), a world association promoting services for deafblind people. He is also the Founder Member of the Board of the National Trust for Welfare of People with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple disabilities. He is also the recipient of HSBC- Indo British Award - 2003 for outstanding services to deafblind people in India. He has also received the Young Leader Award in the Community Service and Social Upliftment category at the prestigious Lakshmipat Singhania - IIM Lucknow National Leadership Awards.
Full time staff - 0
Part time staff - 0
Consultants - 2
Contract staff - 45
Volunteers - 2
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 - INR 76424415
Total Payments for 2016-2017 - INR 73272282
No. of deafblind people provided with need based educational and rehabilitation services, with an increased awareness about deaf-blind - 157
No. of deafblind people impacted - 2100
No. of deafblind people being provided with need-based early intervention; hospital based neonatal hearing screening of babies - 37
No. of deafblind people impacted - 317
No. of deafblind people impacted by strengthening of Regional Learning Centre (RLC) & Early Intervention centres - 2180
No. of children impacted - 12
No. of deafblind people impacted - 62
No. of deafblind people impacted - 40
No. of deafblind children impacted - 66
Rewards & Recognition
In 2017, Sense International India was awarded the Gujarat NGO Leadership Awards by the World CSR Day & World Sustainability Forum Development of Individuals with deafblindness
In 2017, Sense International India was awarded the Great Non- profits Top- Rated Awards by the Great Non- profits Top- Rated Development of Individuals with deafblindness
In 2016, Sense International India was awarded the Accredited by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) Development of Individuals with deafblindness
In 2016, Sense International India was awarded the Gold Certification by the GuideStar India Development of Individuals with deafblindness