Would You Like To Help Deaf Children Express Themselves With A Camera?

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This is part of Tata Capital’s ‘Half Stories’ Series – an initiative that allows everyone to participate in helping others.

The Do Right team was in Mumbai, and they found a remarkable half story for us there as well! Remember ‘Half stories’? The incomplete stories of real people facing real challenges and obstacles, giving us a chance to make a difference to their lives and give the stories a happy ending. Well here’s another chance for us to do that!

At Koshish School for the Deaf, the children are taught verbal communication through various methods
At Koshish School for the Deaf, the children are taught verbal communication through various methods

In a quiet corner of Mumbai is an organization trying to improve the prospects of deaf children. The attempt of the Koshish School for the Deaf is to make the children proficient in verbal communication using various techniques like the speech monitor, lip reading, hearing aids, vibration methods, etc. With an aim of making the kids independent in life, besides quality education, vocational training is also imparted in traditional trades like embroidery and stitching, beautician courses, computer skills, etc. Watch the video below to know about the work being done at this beautiful institution (if you are unable to view it here, please click on this link).

The Do Right Team decided to add one more dimension to their life skills – the art of photography! Pankaj took two students – Shahin and Chetan – under his wing and trained them in the basics of photography. At the end of 3 days, these two kids showed him a completely different Mumbai as seen through their innocent eyes!

The experiment proved that photography will serve as an alternative means of communication for these children which could later also be explored as a viable career option. To achieve this goal, the Do Righters would need to buy the school 2 cameras costing Rs. 31,500 in total. This is where we can come in.

Shahin, one of the students the Do Right team picked for training in photography, managed to take some amazing clicks in just 3 days!
Shahin, one of the students the Do Right team picked for training in photography, managed to take some amazing clicks in just 3 days!

You could help complete this half story by contributing towards the purchase of the camera or by sharing this story with everyone in your network. Let’s give these kids something more to look forward to.

For more details, log on to the Do Right website: www.doright.in or follow them on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/doright.in) or twitter (https://twitter.com/WeDoRight).

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