Our Special Needs Children

Our Special needs Children

Try going a whole day without your cell phone. For many, that would be next to impossible yet there are those who live without something more precious than a cell phone—sight or hearing. Asian Aid is very proud of two specific schools in India that provide education for children who are blind or deaf.

Asian Aid’s School for the Blind is in a lovely rural setting in the northern part of the state, Andhra Pradesh. The School for the Hearing Impaired is in Kollegal, south of the city of Bangalore.

Children born into poverty do not always get the opportunity to go to school. Compound poverty with blindness or deafness and the likelihood of receiving an education drops even lower. For the students at Bobbili Blind School and the deaf school in Kollegal, they now have the chance to go to school despite their special needs.

They are surrounded by staff and teachers who love them, understand them and find creative ways to help them learn instead of sitting at home doing menial tasks. They are building confidence for a better and brighter future.

Deaf School Teacher

It does not stop there. Parents of our special needs children are also given hope. They have hope knowing that there is someone who knows how to communicate with their child and resources to help them learn.Their children now have a chance at getting a job and contributing to the family in the future. With tears in their eyes, they are eternally grateful!

Asian Aid Australia is no longer able to fund some these children so we have stepped in to keep hope alive. Would you consider sponsoring one of over 20 new special needs children today? Together we can continue to change their lives for the better. You can give us a call to sponsor a blind or deaf child or give a gift towards the Blind and Deaf School Funds.

The impact on the lives of our special needs children has not gone unnoticed. Larry Evans, Special Assistant to GC President, Ted Wilson, recently returned from a trip to India.

Larry

“After visiting India last month, I just want to pay tribute to Asian Aid and its supporters for the work it does for orphans and the deaf and blind. Without the support of Asian Aid, our church would not be able to carry out this key mission outreach. The GC is very aware of the support of Asian Aid to the mission of these schools, homes and mission schools in five countries. Lives are being changed!”
Larry Evans Special Assistant to GC President

Thank you for your continued support of children that are misunderstood and often cause shame for their families. It may seem as though you’re only providing an education but you are empowering a child to see beyond their weaknesses to the person they can become.

When you choose to sponsor a child, today, you can impact a child with special needs. Are you ready to sponsor a child, now? Sandesh, is a boy waiting for a sponsor like you to give him hope.  Give us a call at (866) 569-7933 or email us at support@asianaid.org to sponsor Sandesh (U20683).

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A School for the Blind and Deaf?

It is amazing to conceive that there are schools in India whose purpose is to education of the blind and deaf. So often, special needs students get the short end of the stick. In this case, all plans are made with their needs in mind.

Asian Aid’s School for the Blind was founded in 2004 in Bobbili, India by the McNeilus family and Asian Aid. A beautiful campus nestled on 5-acres of land with palm trees and evergreens and mountains standing tall in the distance. Before this campus was built, the student slept and studied in the same small room in a rented building. Their personal belongings were carted in and out of their dorm/classroom on a daily basis. The kitchen was the size of a closet and meals were consumed as the children sat on the floor. Sadly the rental also left no outdoor space for the kids to run and play.

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Today the Blind School has over 150 students who have access to a computer lab with programs created specifically for the blind as well as a braille printer. The school also includes boys and girls dormitories, staff housing and offices, offices, kitchen and cafeteria, multipurpose room, library, and guest housing.

Only 5% of blind children in India receive an education. Partner with Asian Aid to help change the odds for these wonderful children.

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Look out for part two: the Deaf School…