Sense International, India
Care for the Physically/ Mentally Challenged
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Sense International India, supports and advocates better services for deafblind people in India. Sense International aims to create a world where children and adults with deafblindness can be full and active members of the society. Also called Sense India, its vision and commitment to the cause of deafblindness makes it stand apart from other NGOs in India. Sense India was the only one school catering to the needs of deafblind children. Today, it has grown into a network of 59 partner NGOs spread across 22 states in India. Sense India is striving to change the definition of ‘disability to’ ‘differently-abled’ by providing education to deafblind children, vocational training and livelihood support to deafblind adults, training for families and professionals and help other NGOs to work with deafblind children and adults.
Sense India has successfully reached out to over 77,500 deafblind people in 22 states. The number of deafblind people receiving support has increased from 23 individuals in 1997 to 77,500 in 2018. They have special consultative status which enables them to actively engage with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways.