School for the Deafblind

About Deafblindness

Deafblindness is a unique disability – a combination of visual and hearing impairments. Though the degree of deafness varies, the combination of dual sensory loss leads to unique problems in an individual’s communication, mobility and the ability to access information.

Mathru in association with Sense International India, aims to create a greater sensitivity to challenges that deafblind individuals face in their day-to-day simple chores. Our aim is to encourage education and rehabilitation of deafblind people in karnataka, with the ultimate aim of taking them on the path to inclusion.

Mathru Deafblind Project

Objectives of the Project

Activities at the Centre

Facilities Provided

Deafblind Centre at D J Halli

With the effort of management and parent's association of deafblind children, Mathru got suitable premises at Devara Jevana Halli (D J Halli) Tannery Road in 2017, which houses better infrastructure.

Mathru Programs on Deafblindness in Other Districts

>Mathru is aiming to conduct sensitization programs for deafblind in all the districts of Karnataka. Such programs have been conducted in Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Mandya, Chikkaballapura, Kolar and Tumkur districts. The participants included Government officials, special educators, medical and para-medical professionals and NGO’s.

Pre-Vocational Training for Deafblind

Mathru has started a pre-vocational training centre for deafblind and appointed a qualified vocational trainer to train them. These children have been trained in book binding, screen printing, phenyl, soap oil making, paperbag making, tea making, vegetable cutting and gardening.

Parent's Association

The parents of deafblind and multi-sensory disabled children have formed a registered association called "Ektha" in 2018 to fight for the rights and welfare of their children.

Impact of Deafblind Project

  • Deafblind children are trained with mobility, communication skills, living skills etc.
  • Conducted various sensitization programs at state level to create awareness for parents, special educators, medical and para-medicals.
  • Created a network of parents of deafblind children.
  • Built a good network with Government officials, Asha and Health workers, Anganwadi, Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan teachers and NGO professionals.
  • Supported parents to get available benefits from the different departments of Government.