A donor like you gave Satish the power to hear!
Satish is an 11-year-old boy from a poor family in Hyderabad. His father is a farmer and the only earning member of the family. Satish was born with a hearing problem but his family did not have the knowledge or money to get him the help he needed.
He was identified by the NGO Ashray Akruti to receive support. They helped his parents understand the need of hearing aid. They taught them how being able to hear would also improve his speech and language skills and was a necessity for Satish to grow.
Ashray Akruti then provided him with a good hearing aid. They also gave him speech and audio therapy. Soon Satish started to frame small sentences and speak. He now goes to school, learns and enjoys his life like any other child.
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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Ashray Akruti runs a school for hearing impaired students. Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in humans today. Approximately 8 % of the total affected population are children. These children for this program are selected by the organization based on their age, the percentage of hearing loss and family's economic status.
The students need hearing aids on a continuous basis. These hearing aids also need replacement every few years. The organization uses the behind the ear model of hearing aid. This model sometimes costs more than Rs.15,000 ($231). Ashray Akruti requires donations to empower the underprivileged hearing Impaired children by supporting them with hearing aids.
Donations made to this program support the cost of the 'Behind the ear' hearing aid given to the beneficiaries. When you donate to this program, hearing-impaired children get access to hearing aids and use their innate capabilities to reach their optimum level of independence.
About The NGO
23 May, 2019
Ashray Akruti caters to the educational needs of children with severe to profound hearing loss. Hearing aid is an important device which helps these children immensely. Our qualified Audiologists and Speech and language therapists train the children to listen and improve speech and language with the help of hearing aids. Ashray Akruti follows the Oral Aural method of teaching in the school to develop speech and communication among hearing impaired children. It has been our endeavor to provide quality hearing aids to the children so that it supports them enhance their residual hearing. This helps them develop listening and speech skills. The organization has a full-fledged hearing clinic with the latest equipment’s to screen and evaluate the child. The children are tested and evaluated by qualified Audiologists before being prescribed the appropriate hearing Aids. Evaluation is followed by hearing aid trial, programming and fixing. Every effort is made to ensure that the child receives a hearing Aid that is suitable for him /her.
Story from the field
Angothu Hindu belongs to a poor family that resides in Kondapur area of Hyderabad. Her father works as a daily wage labourer to support the basic needs of the family while mother is a homemaker. She has a younger sister who goes to regular school. She was diagnosed with hearing impairment at the age of two years when she did not respond to sounds. The parents were dejected with the news and had no idea whom to approach for help. They tried giving her medicine to improve her condition but nothing seemed to work for her. They initially enrolled her into a local Anganwadi school in their locality. However, the child would remain quiet and isolated from the rest of the class. She could not get along with the other children at school. Through references, they heard about Ashray Akruti and the services provided by the organization to hearing impaired children.They approached the school and enrolled her at Ashray Akruti in June 2018. She stays at the residential home for girls provided by Ashray Akruti. Current Status: Hindu is studying in Pre-Primary class at Ashray Akruti. She is undergoing training in speech therapy and auditory training to develop her speech and language skills. The special educators here help her to cope with the academics. She is responding well to the training and showing interest to improve in academics as well. She is an active girl with a smiling face. She mingles well with her friends.
Hindu, along with her parents and team Ashray Akruti THANK YOU for sponsoring her hearing aid to the right ear. With your support, she is able to hear the world better and make progress in life.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||8|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Hyderabad, Telangana State|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||3150000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||2500000|
28 February, 2018
Students celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The students of Ashray Akruti participated in the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ celebrated at Satya Sai Nigamagamam on 3rd December where hearing Aids were distributed.
They took part in the Science and Art Exhibitions and performed in various cultural events as well as performed the National Anthem in sign language.