FESF’s Deaf Reach program was established in 1995 to provide academic and vocational education to deaf children and youth, particularly in rural areas with little access to formal education or vocational training, and with a focus on educational access for deaf female students.
Six Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers presently provide academic and vocational skills training to over 1,400 deaf children and adolescents. The schools are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Tando-Allayar (Rashidabad) and Lahore.
The Deaf Reach program has developed an academic curriculum tailored to the needs of the Deaf, based on internationally accredited standards with a focus on technology-based approaches to education. Additionally, all students receive marketable skills training, preparing youth to successfully enter the job market. Certified vocational courses develop student capacity in such areas as IT, hardware and networking, tailoring, sewing and embroidery, cooking and nutrition, and arts and handicrafts.
Via Deaf Reach’s Employment Program deaf young adults are assisted in finding employment and becoming self-sufficient, thus aiding their families and becoming independent, contributing citizens.
For more information, please visit www.deafreach.com
*Enrollment sponsorship includes tuition, teachers’ salaries, pick and drop service, academic and vocational supplies, uniforms, snacks, excursions, the Parent Training Program and the Teacher Training Program.
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