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Deaf Reach: A transformational education in Pakistan
June 19, 2016 /// 00:00
Participation fee: free“In Pakistan there are 1.25 million deaf children of school age, yet less than 2% attend school! Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is seeking to bridge this gap via its Deaf Reach Program. Seven Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centres provide free education for deaf students and are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah and Lahore. In Pakistan, Deaf Reach is the only branch network of schools reaching out into rural areas for special needs children. Facilities cover all academic (KG-College) and vocational costs, inclusive of free pick and drop transport in a 40 km. radius, healthy snacks, books and stationery, uniforms and excursions. Additionally, there is a Parent Training Program, Teacher Training Program, and a Job Placement Program to assist deaf youth in gaining employment (over 500 jobs have been provided in last 2 years!).”
This will be a unique opportunity to hear Francis and Maria Doherty talk about their charitable work on the education of profoundly deaf children in Pakistan.