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April 30, 2010

SUCCESS STORY OF VINOD GUPTA

Vinod Gupta, aged 23 years, is a resident of Old Delhi. Coming from an economically poor background and being the only deaf in his family, Vinod could not pursue any formal education. He did his schooling till class II. Most of the time he stayed at home, and was not allowed to communicate in sign language or interact socially with his peers.

Vinod came to NDS in February 2008. With no educational background or other skills, he joined the Keyboarding and English Literacy class. He started interacting with other deaf students, which helped him to improve his signing skills and consequently he made a lot of friends. This developed his confidence and self esteem.

At NDS he also went through a pre-employment training for personality development and how to work along with hearing counterparts in a hearing work environment.

In May 2008, Maurya Sheraton, offered a training program in “Paint on the Wall”. Vinod participated with 6 other candidates. Being the only Class II pass out, this was not revealed to the prospective employers. However, Vinod was chosen due to his strong observations, quick learning capacity, commitment and hard work. When his actual qualification was told the employers of Maurya Sheraton were very surprised and marveled at Vinod’s determination to work.

Today Vinod works in the kitchen in the F&B department at Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi. He earns a salary of Rs.5000/- per month and is able to contribute to his family’s income. He has brought much honor to his family, who is today very proud of him and no longer consider him a burden.

Some Good News – Need your help and support

April 23, 2010

Guys,

We have some good news to share..NDS has cleared the first round of Digital Media and Learning Competition. We are also proud to share with you that from India there are just 2 or 3 organizations who have made it to round 2 and we are among them :-). A brief description of the project we proposed is below.

The project we are proposing is a first time ever creation of interactive online content focusing on multi-skills development where the Deaf will learn, share and develop academically and intellectually across the country. We would be creating modules in areas such as English Communication, Mathematics and Science.

We seek your active support in making this dream come true. We request you to please look at the following link and review our project and leave your comments.

http://www.dmlcompetition.com/pligg/search.php?search=deaf

In order to clear round 2 and reach round 3, we need your active participation.

Your positive feedback will go a long way in helping us reach the next round. Hope to have your support in this mission of bringing quality education for the Deaf in the country.

You have to create a username and password to post your comments. Once your account is activated, you can go to the link and post your comments. The name of our project is ‘Learning Ecosystem for the Deaf’.

Thank you so much people for all the support!

Introduction

April 21, 2010

Talking hands, expressive gestures, and a world that has changed dreams into reality! That’s what you will find here, at Noida Deaf Society, a place bubbling with enthusiasm where actions speak louder than words in the real sense! (You have to see it to believe it!)

When Ruma Roka, founder of NDS ( Noida Deaf Society) decided to learn sign language at the age of 40, little did she know that one day she would be an idol maker for the deaf receiving an award on their behalf from the famed Bollywood Actor, Aamir Khan.

Noida Deaf Society is the story of a successful journey which had its share of initial hiccups like changing the attitude of families towards deaf and finding job opportunities for the deaf which encouraged usage of their minds too rather than just making use of their hands.The success stories and the happiness of our deaf students inspires each one of us at NDS to work harder towards our common vision which is EMPOWERMENT OF THE DEAF.

Through the use of Indian Sign Language, deaf students at NDS have been able to express themselves freely and communicate better.Their comprehension skills are good to the extent that they have been able to work independently and gain meaningful employment. Amita Kulshresta in NIIT, Rahul Thakur – Graphics Instructor in NDS, Hemant Kumar in CCD, Pawan Kumar in Tata Indicom, Lokesh Rohtagi in Leela Kempenski, are some names among several of our shining stars who had low or almost zero knowledge of computers and other soft skills which are taken for granted in the “hearing” world. These are the people who have gone ahead and bagged the “Best Employee Award” in their respective organizations.

An intensive life skills training along with basic education and vocational training customised according to each student’s capabilities and natural instincts have transformed some of our students into capable role models for the deaf today.

We welcome you to this amazing world! If you feel you can help us with anything please feel free to reach out to us.

More success stories of our students coming up! Keep visiting this blog 🙂

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