- Supporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India.
- The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At present, the NGO is taking care of 120 children ranging in age group from 3 years to 17 years.
- The organisation provides educational facilities in keeping with the norms of Rehabilitation Council of India.
The organisation provides the kids with the academic education along with giving them vocational training in a bid to make them independent. Currently, they provide them training in carpentry for construction work, weaving of Paithani sarees, tailoring and embroidery, painting, candle making, file making, screen printing and many such self-employment skills.
In addition to this, the NGO also plans to build a computer lab in order to teach more advanced skills to the children including coding, so that they can work toward receiving good jobs in the future. The organization requires a total of Rs 5 Lakhs to set up the computer lab.
To support the initiative, the NGO has started an online fundraiser on ImpactGuru.com, where they are looking to raise about 1.5 Lakh of the total amount required. Funds are still required to reach their set target on the platform, and to ensure that the children receive an opportunity to have a brighter future, good prospects, and a better life.
The campaigner on ImpactGuru, Smita Kataria said, “If we can provide them vocational training then they can learn skills to be independent and provide for themselves once they graduate high School. We have done amazing at raising funds for their computer lab so far as we have raised 50% of our goal so far. Please help us to the rest and we can get started with building computer lab for them for the next school year!”