Global Reach Out Initiative
Global Reach Out Initiative
Began With A Simple Dream...
A dream of a world where Deaf individuals have access to resources and quality educational programs.
Vision
Envisioning an accessible world in a real sense. To advocate for equality and non-discrimination regarding access to language, information, opportunities and other support services for the Deaf community in compliance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) 2016 Act in India.
Goals


Enable

Provide Deaf young adults with requisite skills and positive reinforcement to inspire them to think beyond their social constructs and become productive and thriving agents of change within their communities.

Reinforce

Instill learning through peer mentorship, role models, hands on activities, interactive lessons and more.

Sustain

Enable and reinforce the Deaf to improve the quality of lives and sustainability of Deaf community around the world.

Partnership

GRO is happy to announce it's partnership with a community-based start up created for the Deaf and by the Deaf- Access Mantra (AccioMango Pvt. Ltd.). It aims to create innovative solutions using technological platform advocating for equality and opportunities for the Indian Deaf community with compliance to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 in India. It is a 'one stop' online network for the Deaf community, family members, companies hiring Deaf employees, and various establishments such as hospitals & police stations to have access to information and resources on how to meet the needs of the Indian Deaf community.



AM Projects

Interpreting Services Fund

Various sources tell us that there are only 400 sign language interpreters for more than 10 million Deaf population. There have been times where availability and affordability of having Sign Language interpreter becomes a huge challenge. The numbers are grossly disproportionate and requires immediate attention. Alongside, the added challenge is no training of ethics or advance/specialised interpreter’s training.

Informative Data / Media & Advocacy

Data plays a major role in deriving solutions for any cause and so for the Deaf community. In case of Deaf in India there is very limited clarity as to the demographic dividend of the Deaf. There are 1248 laws in India and it has never occurred to the stakeholders to make them accessible for the Deaf using Indian Sign Language.

Training/ Workshops

Access Mantra provides various Workshops and Trainings on various topics related to the field to Deaf and Non- Deaf individuals.

Deafline

Provide accessible information and resources on how to meet the needs of the Deaf community. The Deafline service caters to the needs of diverse callers asking for solutions or referrals related to the Deaf community.

Why Are We Doing This?



Provide Transformational Education

80% of the Deaf population in the World do not have access to quality education. Most schools for the Deaf are still using traditional teaching approaches which have been unsuccessful in enabling Deaf students to excel academically.

Gain Language Acquisition Rights

A large majority of Deaf individuals in developing countries face language deprivation due to reluctance by parents to use sign language or lack of awareness of their right to language choices. Only 2% of the world's Deaf population has access to education in sign language.

Reduce High Unemployment Rates

In developing countries, approximately 90% of Deaf individuals are unemployed due to poor education, lack of communication skills, and identity crisis. There is a huge misunderstanding among the hearing society of what Deaf individuals are capable of achieving professionally.



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