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Speech and Hearing no barrier for these Kids to Smile


Smile Foundation has extended its helping hand to Jyotirmaya Seva Samiti in the form of supporting Jyotirmaya Dumb and Deaf School at Barwaha in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The beneficiaries who are deaf and dumb as well as illiterate are provided with basic education through special technique and proper amenities.

The Project and The Partner

Jyotirmaya Seva Samiti has been running Joytirmaya Dumb and deaf School since 1998. There are around 45 students in the school. The well-qualified teachers impart education through hearing-aid machine and speech trainer computer to improve voice modulation. Four students have successfully passed their fifth standard in the last session and other students have also done fairly well in their exams.

Besides academics, the students are taught handicraft, drawing, dancing and computer literacy. Educational toys and computer software are installed so that students can learn more effectively. During the year programmes like literary and cultural events, annual sports day, Independence Day, Republic Day, Hindi Diwas are organized in the school and students actively participate in the event.

Special Focus

• Education through Dr. Speech Therapy and Dr. Hearing.
• Computer classes organized for all students.
• Encourage students towards self- employment.
• Patient talks back system, push pull vocal trainer, bone conductors are provided to students.

Smile foundation and Jyotirmaya Seva Samiti are hopeful of paving new path for these needy yet special children so that they would set an example in the society.

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