News & Events
Road Safety is for our Deaf Youth
Sandeep Bansal from Yrix conducted Road Safety awareness for all our vocational training students, which helped to reiterate how important Road Safety is for our Deaf Youth.
PTM Learn Sign Language in Hindi, NDS Delhi Centre
NDS Centre at Adarsh Nagar (New Delhi) kept its promise to the parents by starting ISL (Indian Sign Language) in Hindi for them this month. The parents in the October PTM had expressed their need to learn sign language in Hindi as they wanted to communicate more effectively with their children.NDS has translated the curriculum in Hindi which is also available for the parents to take and use at home. It was delightful to see the enthusiasm of the parents taking time on a Sunday to come in and learn. Not to mention our trainers commitment to teach.
NDS Gurugram Centre
Mrs. Ruma Roka NDS Founder & General Secretary along with NDS Master Trainer Rahul visited NDS Gurugram centre this month. She took time to look into all details of the centre understanding the gap areas and acknowledging the good work of the Trainers. Ruma specially interacted with the students motivating them to work hard to finish the courses they had enrolled for, so that they could get jobs and be independent. The students also expressed their interest in learning Beauty Culture and NDS is working on starting this programme.
The Factory Visited
Placement team visited Saint Gobain on a sensitization / job profiling visit. The factory was visited and it was observed that the set up was fully automated and high safety was required. Between the NDS placement team and HR Team of Saint Gobain, it was agreed that placement for the Deaf Youth would be more suitable in the backend operations like Hospitality, Kitchen and Housekeeping.
Sony is seen taking interviews of candidate
Mr. Manish Upadhya, (Talent Acquisition Manager) from Sony is seen taking interviews of candidates along with the Placement Team. This resulted in two deaf youth being hired at the Sony showrooms In Delhi/NCR and two will hired in Banglore in Coming Month!. Kripesh our selected candidate seen at the Sony showroom working with his hearing supervisor, learning his job responsibilities at his place of work.
Refresher Training conducted by Our Manager Trainings & Placements
A refresher session was conducted at ITC Sheraton, Saket for 4 deaf who have recently joined as f&B service associates. As this is the first time that ITC has employed hearing impaired in this profile, they are making all efforts to make this initiative a success. Since the deaf are into service they are learning the etiquettes and the art of attending to the guests. Starting from the backend cleaning and arranging Buffet Tables these Deaf will gradually proceed to direct guest interaction. This was a first feedback and refresher session after their joining and the deaf were educated and corrected on various mistakes they have unknowingly been making in an effort to prove themselves .Later HR policies were also explained to them with the help from the HR Team.
Poddar School Training the Teachers in Indian Sign Language
Jitender our Deaf Trainer from Jaipur centre seen here at Poddar School training the teachers in Indian Sign Language and students in English Basic 1 & GK.NDS partnership with Poddar School is bearing fruit as teachers are learning how to communicate in sign language which they will use to teach their students further in turn developing better communication exchange.
Varanasi Outreach Programme
Our Varanasi outreach programme continues to be bringing in more and more deaf youth to be trained in Life Skills which supports them to be ready for employment .Seen here is our Master Trainer Ravi who always has his audience in rapt attention. Also seen here is a our mobilizing partner Mr. Nagendra from Varanasi who has formed the Varanasi Deaf Friendship Club to reach out to the Deaf Youth in Varanasi.
Diwali Puja NDS
We closed the weekend on an auspicious note bringing in Diwali by the whole team doing Puja at the NDS Centre.
Parents Teachers Meet at Centre, New Delhi
Mrs. Ruma Roka NDS Founder & General Secretary and the Program Team attended the PTM (Parents Teachers Meet ) at Adarsh Nagar Centre, New Delhi .The parents were happy that Ruma came and addressed NDS Vision and also motivated the Parents to support their children in learning and getting employed. This was an interactive session between NDS and Parents where their concerns were addressed. From this meeting NDS took the suggestion of Parents and have decided to start an Indian Sign Language Course for Parents in Hindi on Sundays.
Interviews at Mughal Sheraton
Ms. Shalini –Manager Placements and Alliances visited Agra to meet the prospective employers in the Hospitality industry. She visited many 5 star hotels to sensitize their team about the deaf culture and their capabilities. It gives us immense pleasure to report that Hotels like Mughal Sheraton, Taj Gateway Hotel Mansingh have come forward to give opportunities to our deaf from Agra in various departments. The interviews were conducted and joining are awaited for after Diwali. Shalini also took a Personality Development Session with the candidates.
Addressing Barriers in the Environment for Persons with Hearing Impairment
Mrs. Ruma Roka NDS Founder & General Secretary despite her busy schedule does not miss out opportunities to work towards sensitization of the Deaf in the mainstream. She gave a lecture on the topic “Addressing Barriers in the Environment for Persons with Hearing Impairment” for a CRE programme for special educators. This was hosted By Amity Institute of Rehabilitation sciences (AIRS) which is functioning under the overall guidance of Amity Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (AFDD) is the integral part of Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
ISL Training at Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur
Poonam our Coordinator at NDS Jaipur taking- the Indian Sign Language sessions for the Fairmont Hotel Staff to understand the communication process with our Deaf Community. Fairmont Hotel has been very helpful and supportive. Their commitment towards in Disability will help the society to be more inclusive.
Visit to Sanket Mook Badhir Vidyalaya teachers and students, Agra
Our placement manager Mrs. Shalini Gulati took the opportunity during her visit to Agra to enroll the principal and the District Handicap Welfare Officer for teaching Indian Sign Language to Sanket Mook Badhir Vidyalaya teachers and students. We are grateful for their understanding to spread the sign language among the Deaf Community
Visit by VV Giri Institute
From across the world many of the Government Employees Visit V.V Giri Institute under an exchange program. For the last two year , a visit to NDS has also been organized for them to understand the challenges and opportunities available for Deaf children and youths in India. This year in August 11 of such Government Employees visited NDS and were sensitized about the Deaf Community in India.
Janmashtmi Celebration at Primary School
Our Primary School trainers organized a Janmasthmi Celebration for our deaf students. The little children were told about why we celebrate Janmashtmi. One of our little boy enacted as Sri Krishna and there was a Radha and two Gopi, who made the celebrations even better.
Workshop with Kamini Prakash
14 deaf girls students attended a workshop by Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) which focused on using Communication material to disseminate information about Reproductive health and Sanitation. The purpose was also to understand how feasible was the communication material and whether deaf girls anywhere in India would be able to comprehend the material. The students shared that since they were able to understand English, the material was easier for them. In idela situations the deaf girls would prefer a video more than a reading material.
The workshop also was directed towards gathering information about the menstrual practices being followed by Deaf girls and the queries were answered by the experts.
Indian Sign Language workshop for Kota School
The Principal of Kota school visited NDS last year and got motivated to work with NDS as a knowledge Partner. They approached NDS for training their Teachers in Sign Language to be able to teach their deaf students better. Our Trainer Digvijay Rana was selected to visit Kota and train the trainers for 5 days starting from 29th August. Digvijay was trained before the workshop by our Senior Trainer-Ravi on how to conducted classes from non-deaf Trainers. The sign Language classes were well received by 20 teachers who were a part of this workshop. By the end of the session, the trainers connected well with Digvijay and were able to communicate with him. A refresher training will be scheduled after 3 months to gauge the impact and close any gaps in the training if necessary.
Sensitization Sessions for Corporates in NIHH by Gaurav
Our Programme Coordinator interacted with 10 Employees who came from NIHH. He sensitized them about the need of the Deaf Community and the challenges they are going through.
Mr Akhlesh the owner of a company called I Love Science has been conducting workshop with our students to create their interest in Science through a small cost effective Science Kits. These workshops are held on once in two weeks where students are first taught the concept and through the science kits are made to practice. The students have shared that they enjoy the classes and every time have a new concept to learn.
Beauty Culture Session by Pearl Academy
Students from Pearl Academy conducted a workshop for our girls students on 11th August, where they trained them on personal grooming, and taught basic party make up. Girls were also made to practice make up and in the end all the girls received a small Make-up kit from the Academy. The association with Pearly Academy is going to be long and many such interesting workshops will be conducted with their students.
Tagore international school
Indian Sign Language Classes are being conducted for Students of 9th Class. Binesh and Manish are the trainers responsible for the session which is conducted every Wednesday. The students have shared that they enjoy the classes and look forward to them. The concerned teacher has also shared that the students have connected well with the trainer.
SCPwD Certificate of Affiliation
NDS is happy and proud to announce that we are actively participating in the Government of India initiative Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. We have successfully registered ourselves as the first Training Partner for the Persons with Disabilities. Our students have already appeared for assessment under RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) category. Classes will soon commence for training in Sales Associate-Retail, Housekeeping Attendant-Tourism & Hospitality and Domestic Data Entry Operator.
Pearl Academy students came to train our girls students styling and make up. Both the set of students had a great experience and enjoyed a lot. We wish to have more of these sessions.
Civil Lines Center shifted Adarsh Nagar, Delhi
On 9th August NDS inaugurated the Delhi outreach center. We are offering many courses, please come and join! The center is being supported by Concern India Foundation. Thank you for all your support!!.
Life Skill Training in Varanasi
On 31st July, another session and presentation was conducted in Varanasi. The Event was well attended by many corporates from the Hospitality and Retail industries. Mr. Baldev Gulati NDS Livelihoods Consultant addressed the gathering. Later our master trainer Ravi Dwivedi conducted an intense 3 hour session on Personality Development and Soft Skills Training to the 100 deaf youth who were present there. He also communicated to them about the employment opportunities available in Varanasi and encouraged the youth to take up jobs .
Sensitisation Session for Employees from Royal Bank of Scotland
On 29th July, a team of 15 people from RBS visited NDS to meet and understand deaf culture. The team was taken around different classes and explained the process of training deaf through sign language. They were shown a presentation to sensitize them about deaf culture. They were delighted to watch the deaf dance to the music of Happy Song in the video shared with them. The team sat through a short session in sign language with Tushant Nahar, NDS trainer after which they had a conversation with the deaf managers and master trainers and answered their queries. Ruma Roka, NDS Head, also introduced them to the deaf culture and cleared the doubts about them.
Awareness Session at NTPC, Dadri
On 29th July,A session was conducted at NTPC Hospital in NTPC township in Dadri –Ghaziabad wherein 2 of our team members brought awareness to their team about the needs and challenges of the deaf youth and children. About 11 members of the NTPC team and the parents of the deaf attended the session. During the interaction the deaf also showed interest in taking a job in NTPC.
Adhaar Card camp was organized at Noida Deaf Society
Noida on 28th of July. The deaf seldom come to know about camps in their areas or where to apply for Adhaar cards. And as this Government document has become mandatory for the Indian citizens hence the need of the camp. Students turned up in large numbers. As the process of making Adhaar card is time consuming and with limited working hours, another camp will be planned to fulfill the need of all the applicants.
Association with Seth Anandi Lal Poddar Mook Badhir Ucch Madhyamik Vidyalaya
On 21st July, Our team member, Charu Garg at NDS visited our centre in Jaipur. She along with the other team members from Jaipur, Poonam and Suresh visited the Poddar School for Deaf and Dumb in Jaipur and met the Principal to discuss about the possibilities of training the deaf students and also the teachers in the school itself. The classes soon commenced for the 9th and 11th Grade students who are being taught Basic English and General Knowledge. The teachers are also being trained in Indian Sign Language. All these classes are conducted 5 days a week after school hours at the School premise
Association with Tagore International School
On 20th July, NDS trainers-Manish and Binesh and Manager-Charu went to Tagore International School (TIS). NDS is associating with TIS under their National Social Service Program, where the students will be learning Indian Sign Language. It is going to be a year long program and our Trainers Binesh and Manish will be training the 44 students from class 9th every Wednesday. This will also be clubbed with other activities like visiting NDS and interacting with deaf students, learning Silent National Anthem, Mime activities etc. On the first day, the session was for half an hour, where the students were introduced with the trainers and short movie about NDS and Happy Video was shown to them.
Visit to Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
A sensitization session was organized by Sardar Patel Vidyalaya for their students from class 9th and 11th on 15th July. Our Managers Charu and Ravi conducted the session. The session started with a movie show-“Deaf Hear me”. The students were then given an overview about the deaf community and the challenges they face and what NDS is doing to benefit the community. The presentation was followed by a video showcasing the world of NDS. There was a small interaction session by Ravi where he asked the students about what do they feel about the deaf community. The students asked question about how we conduct training programs and what the curriculum that we use is. A small mime was presented which filled the hall with laughter. The happy video was enjoyed a lot. The session culminated by Silent National Anthem. Overall the session turned out to be very fruitful and students came forward with the interest to learn sign language and volunteer for NDS.
Park Plaza Hotel
Park Plaza hotel in a first time initiative has employed deaf youth in different profiles in their hotel. The team in an effort to prepare themselves to work with the deaf arranged for a Sign Language session. Gaurav Rana, NDS interpreter taught basic sign language to the Head of the Departments, the General Manger and the HR Manager and other team members on 1st of July.
Happy 11th Anniversary, NDS!!!
Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity... and these in turn rely on the education of our people. - Julia Gillard
Learn Indian Sign Language
Even the summer heat is not a deterrent for these learners from Amity. Indian Sign Language is getting accepted across all strata of society and Noida Deaf Society is striving to impact the lives of as many students and faculties as possible.
Sign Language & Bilingualism in Deaf education
Rotary volunteer Dr. Dilip Deshmukh shared about the significance of Bilingualism.Dr.Dilip Deshmukh has been involved with Deaf Education since last 16 years. He is a strong supporter of "Sign Language & Bilingualism in Deaf education".
NDS Gurgaon Center by the team from Blue Dart
We are extremely happy to share with you all pictures of the formal Inauguration of the NDS Gurgaon Center by the team from Blue Dart! We are thankful to Blue Dart for their whole hearted support and cooperation. Hope we are able to create value in the lives of many more learners in times to come!!!
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
NDS organized the Annual Indian Sign Language Workshop at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi from 18th-22nd April. On the final day of the program, the students performed a mime in Sign Language at NDS and interacted happily with our learners.
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Recently, representatives from Kotak Mahindra Bank took a session on how the Banking System operates and threw light on the day to day functioning. The session was an interactive and informative one.
Gurgaon Outreach Center
On 6th April NDS inaugurated the Gurgaon outreach center. We are offering many courses, please come and join! The center is being supported by Blue Dart: Blue Edge Empowering Lives. Thank you for all your support!!
NDS Tigers does it again!!
In a T20 cricket tournament organised by Aligarh Deaf Society our team defeated teams from Faizabad, Meerut, Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Bulandshahr, Moradabad to emerge as winners. Congratulations to all team members
Annual Felicitation Ceremony
Noida Deaf Society celebrated the Annual Felicitation Ceremony for the students passing out of the Vocational Training Courses in 2015-16. The ceremony was graced by our esteemed Chief Guest, Ms Syeda Imam, Award Winning Communications Professional, Guest of Honor, Shri. N.P. Singh, District Magistrate, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Mr. Pierre De Rancourt- Managing Director, COWI India (P) Ltd., Mr Arvind Thakur, Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director, NIIT Technologies Limited, Mr. Anup Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, Sector Skills Council for Persons with Disability, Government of India, Mr. P. Rajendran, Joint Managing Director, NIIT Limited. The ceremony was also attended by Partners, Parents, friends and Well wishers.
Annual Sports Day
Students of NDS Primary Section celebrated Annual Sports Day today. They happily participated in various races and won prizes too!!
Satish Gujral's Exhibition
NDS students were invited by Flow India to participate in the creative enquiry walkthrough around Satish Gujral's exhibition held on IGNCA, Delhi.
NDS Supplementary Education went on an Exposure Visit to Red Fort
Recently students of NDS Supplementary Education went on an Exposure Visit to Red Fort in New Delhi.
The teachers explained about the significance of the Red Fort. The students enjoyed the trip thoroughly!!
Learn Indian Sign Language
Teachers of Kiran Society, Varanasi visited NDS and as part of the visit they took part in a Sign Language Session!
Carl-Duisberg Gymnasium, Wuppertal, Germany
A group of students from Carl-Duisberg Gymnasium, Wuppertal, Germany and Nehru World School, Ghaziabad visited NDS recently. Ruma shared about the genesis and journey of NDS since 2005. The students and teachers attended a sign language session too!!
Proud Moment for NDS 100 Women Achievers of India Campaign
In a campaign organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, NDS Founder Ruma Roka was selected as one of the #100 Women Achievers under the category of Disability and Disadvantaged. With an aim to recognize the efforts of these 100 women who have pioneered in their respective fields and made a difference in the lives of many, the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji on the 22nd of January 2016 felicitated Ruma along with other achievers at the Ceremonial Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, New Delhi.
Proud Moment for Noida Deaf Society
Ruma has been felicitated with the Times Now Amazing Indian Award under the Educator of India category from our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. A big Thank you to all Deaf students, Deaf Community, Donors, Partners, Friends and Well-Wishers for supporting us and being a part of this journey.