Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bridge to the silent world

Deepak and Riaz felt happy welcoming the IDF team to their institution. Keeping their project-work aside, the students went on preparing a colourful powerpoint presentation welcoming the team.

Indian Development Foundation team visited The Bombay Institution of Deaf & Mutes (BIDM) on 12th June 08.

Founded in 1885, BIDM which is located in Mazagaon is one of the oldest hearing-impaired institutions in the country. The institution had taken the challenge of educating the hearing-impaired children by giving them a fresh perception in life.

With a total of 163 students during the current year, BIDM is one of the projects of IDF. A couple of sponsorship programmes of BIDM is being supported by IDF.

IDF team comprising Dr.A.R.K. Pillai, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, Dr.Sharad Nayampally and Mrs. Debanita Biswas met the BIDM team Mr. Tyronne Concessio, Mrs. Jennifer Alexander, Mrs. Mary Sahayarani and Mrs. Pradnya Bhole and discussed on various social responsibility programmes. The visiting team proposed for the IB School students taking up CAS activities in BIDM. Mrs. Jennifer Alexander, Co-ordinator of BIDM welcomed the suggestions and appreciated the support given by IDF.

The visiting team were taken to the Computer Lab where the special students demonstrated their talents in IT. Though there were initial communication hiccups between the visitors and the students, but understanding each other and learning newer things sent the message of goodness in the silent valley.
With the help of the IB students through their CAS activities, IDF intends reaching out the BIDM students and building a better career for them.

2 comments:

shivani said...

It is truely suprising yet enlightening to see that there are still people in the world who would go out of their way to help make world a better place to live in. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Karan said...

slient world is the most beautiful place it itself speaks no translation required we find beauty in flowers which is slient, we find beauty in the sky which is endless which is slient, but it is of great use for others.

Keep doing the good work