DEEDS Public Charitable Trust
DEEDS Public Charitable Trust (DEEDS) was established in 2003 with an aim to educate, enrich and empower children with hearing impairment in India through quality education and vocational training. In the past three years, the number of students enrolling for training has increased to 147. The percentage of students passing Class 10th and 12th has gone up to seventy percent. The Government of Uttarakhand had designated BIL as the State Resource Centre for carrying out medical checks on deafness from 2002 to 2010.
DEEDS and Bajaj Public charitable trust is the main funding source for BIL School and hostel for the deaf in Dehradun. The government of India also provides fund through its grant in aid schemes to DEEDS. It is affiliated with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and is recognized by the Government of India, IGNOU, Uttarakhand Open University, NIOS and The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
Proposal: BIL School and Hostel for the Deaf (April 2017 – March 2018)
Under a project started in April 2016, one hundred and forty-seven children are being benefited, out of which 28 are living in the hostel. In the first-year DEEDS was able to cover 24 out of 28 students proposed in for residential support. The remaining 4 students have been identified, but due to delays by parents in submitting the required documents, these students were not admitted. Now, the paper works has been completed so these remaining 4 children will also be enrolled in the next session.