The movement is focused on supporting hearing impaired children, and inspired by the fact that scientific studies reveal that more than 95% of theses handicapped children have some residual hearing, which can be improved with the state-of-the-art medical technologies coupled with rehabilitation program. With proper care and support all such children can, over a preiod of time, begin to hear well enough to respond to the spoken word and better integrate with society.
JOSH has been working towards this noble goal over the last 8 years. Supported by philantropic donors, NGOs and manufacturers of hearing aids JOSH has been able to provide digital hearing aids to more than 350+ underprivileged hearing impaired children-while establishing six special schools that provide education in a totally digital format.
This apart, JOSH has also organised various functions which honour a "JOSH Star" among the hearing impaired, thus infusing in these children a sense of well-being and self-confidence, while providing the motivation for others to overcome their handicap and do their parents proud
Lend the deaf a ear. Be a part of "MISSION JOSH", and make a differenceto their lives.
Keeping the above points in mind, we need to come to the main point and that is the course of action for achieving the goal that we have set before us. The most important steps are enlisted below:
- Create awareness about need of integration of hearing impaired children in normal society.
- Impose ban on calling these special schools as "Deaf and Dumb School"
- These children are hearing impaired, but not dumb. They are as smart as any normal child.
- Group of NGOs can start adopting these special schools and try to provide them financial help to go for tailor-made digital hearing aids, creation of sound proof rooms, etc.
- Government can support these schools by dispensing proper hearing aids for these children.
- Large level awareness and appeal to donors are other important areas to help these children make their future better.
We firmly believe that individual like you can be of great help to us in our mission and we can really create great impact in the lives of hearing impaired children and prove to the world that "Hearing Impairment is no Longer a Handicap".
"So near and yet so far". This idiom aptly describes the state of affairs related to the rehabilitation of the hearing impaired persons in India. JOSH, dedicated to the task of bringing hearing impaired into the mainstream of the society, wonders why such an easy task is not being accomplished.
The movement is focused on supporting hearing impaired children, which can be improved with the state-of-the-art medical technologies coupled with rehabilitation program. With proper care and support all such children can, over a preiod of time, begin to hear well enough to respond to the spoken word and better integrate with society.