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.
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
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.
7 October, 2021
Hearing Aid support to the hearing impaired children
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
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 aids them to enhance their residual hearing powers and helps them to listen and develop speech and language.Recent years has seen vast advancement in the field of Hearing. The digital hearing aids convert sound received by the hearing aid's microphone from an analog to a digital signal. This allows the hearing instrument to produce the exact requirements for a particular hearing loss; always keeping the loudness at a comfortable level. It also allows for advanced noise reduction features that distinguish between speech and non-speech signals, and automatically decrease the loudness of those non-speech signals, if needed.The digital hearing aids help hearing-impaired children greatly in speech and language development.The organization has a full-fledged Hearing Clinic with the latest equipment 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 them. Counseling is provided regarding care and maintenance of hearing aids to the families and is followed up by periodical monitoring.Events:VERITY KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS extended its CSR support to help children pick up listening skills by providing 40 hearing aids. The event was organised at the campus of Ashray Akruti where Mr. Nihit Kumar Sharma, Vice President, Ms. Sirisha Dasari, Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Ram Babu, Manager Facilities facilitated the donation. Parents of the students convey their heartfelt gratitude to the donor on receiving hearing aids for their children.Medical Equipment Donation –SBI, Ashland and Cochlear Ashray Akruti thanks State Bank of India for its continuous and generous support towards our educational and health care projects. Sri.Dinesh Khara, Chairman, SBI and Sri. Om Prakash Mishra, CGM has donated medical equipment to our Hearing Clinic. “Cochlear” The Global leaders in Cochlear Implants supported Cochlear Implanted children with useful learning materials. The support will help the children improve their Listening and Speaking Skills.
Challenges faced and next steps
Covid 19 Relief Work: In the month of February and March Ashray Akruti could provide grocery kits to 10972 families and snacks kits to 500 families.Case Study:Hailing from Quthbullapur, a suburb in Hyderabad, Ameen Bee supports a family of five, including her daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters. Her son-in-law Fareed has been off work for a while due to an injury that left him paralyzed. Leaving the responsibility of looking after the family, solely on Ameen. Amidst their daily struggles to make ends meet, the lockdown added to Ameen’s woes as she was now unable to venture out for work. Ashray Akruti works with families like Ameen Bee to ensure they have access to basic requirements.“Thanks to Ashray Akruti and Give India, I now have adequate supplies required for my family. Their help came right on time. I’m glad my family can finally have full meals in a day.” – Ameen Bee
Stories from the ground
Impact story:Name : HarshavardiniHarshavardhini’s family hails from the Prakasham district. They shifted to Hyderabad and are residing at Borabanda. Her father is a private employee and mother is working as a support staff in Ashray Akruti. She was born in 2009. Harshavardhini is having a younger brother and a sister who are normal. Harshavardhini was diagnosed with hearing disability when she was 2 year old. Her parents were heart broken. They were very much disheartened that their daughter cannot lead a normal life. However they gradually decided that they need to provide her the required support to lead an independent life. She was sent to a normal school when she was 3 years old. She studied there for four years but she was unable to cope up in academics and with peer group. Her parents understood that their daughter needs special attention and care. They started searching for a special school which could help their daughter. Harshavardhini‘s parents got to know about Ashray Akruti through internet. They approached the school and were relieved from tensions. Harshavardhini was enrolled in 2017 in first std. Presently she is in class IV and is good in academics. Her favorite subjects are Maths and Science. She has secured 80% in the formative assessments. Apart from academics, teachers at Ashray Akruti help her in auditory training, speech therapy and lip reading. Her speech and auditory skills are good. She can speak in sentence level and can identify words and sentences from 4 to 5. She is also good in extra-curricular activities like art & craft and dance. She participates in cultural activities very actively.
5 April, 2021
Hearing Aids - a gift to the hearing impaired children
Ashray Akruti continues its mission of providing special education to children with hearing loss and making an enormous difference in their lives. The education is provided to 650 children at 6 locations in Hyderabad and one location in Kadapa Andhra Pradesh.
The corona virus pandemic had resulted in the closure of schools for the academic year 2020- 2021.
With the support from Give India Foundation Ashray Akruti could provide hearing aids to the children form vulnerable families.
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 aids them to enhance their residual hearing powers and helps them to listen and develop speech and language. The digital hearing aids help the hearing impaired children greatly in speech and language development.
5 July, 2020
Gifting hearing aids : Gifting joys
Gifting hearing aids : Gifting joys
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 aids them to enhance their residual hearing powers and helps them to listen and develop speech and language.The digital hearing aids help the hearing impaired children greatly in speech and language development. Ashray Akruti believes that it takes the advantage of available technology with your support.
At Ashray Akruti, the school actively encourages the children to use hearing aids and trains them to listen and speak. It helps the children in using their residual hearing power.
It has been our endeavor to provide quality hearing aids to the children so that it aids them to use their residual hearing powers and help them to listen and develop speech and language.
From January 2020 to March 2020 - one student received hearing aid from Give India
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.