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Activities and Programs

 
     
  NDS aims at bestowing knowledge based education to the Deaf in the areas of social awareness. For this we conduct such programs like health, HIV/AIDS awareness, Life Skill Workshops etc. The several activities conducted over the years are:  
                 
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Painting Competition

Some of the students from NDS took part in ‘Shiksha Jyoti Children Painting Competition’ an Art competition at Delhi Public School Noida. The event was organized by Setu Foundation- a charitable organization working with a mission to save and empower the underprivileged. Eight students from the primary wing and two of the senior students took part in the competition where they competed with the hearing students from well known schools of Noida. The senior boys- Sanjeeb and Apurv and Ritiman from the junior group won consolation prizes in their respective categories. NDS also won group consolation prize at the event.

 

 

Health Check-up Camp at NDS

Vision Mission Foundation - a centre of excellence for Diabetes & Lifestyle Diseases set up a camp at NDS for our young students. The camp focused on checking the students for diabetes and hypertension. The students most of whom have never got their blood test done were also given dietary advice by the experts. General Check up including Blood Pressure and Blood Test for Diabetes was conducted for the students. The students were also given dietary advice on general health problems

 

International Deaf Film Festival 2011

A Deaf Film Festival was organized by DEAF LEADERS, in collaboration with RCI (Purpose) and Brotherhood, Coordinated & Co-Sponsor by God Action, New Delhi. NDS also presented a movie in the category of Best Educational Deaf Film and won the first prize for the same. The film was made accessible to the Deaf by adding in close caption Sign Language

 

Another Award for NDS

Ruma Roka, our head was awarded by Newgen Technologies for her outstanding contribution to the Deaf Community. Newgen Technologies, company for IT solutions, in a CSR initiative decided to felicitate women working at the grass roots. Ms. Ruma Roka, Founder and General Secretary of NDS was awarded by the CEO of the company, Mr. D. Nigam.

 
                 
         
 

Project Embrace

Embrace – hospitality training program which started in the month of July in collaboration with Hotel Shangri La concluded this month. The eleven students enrolled under this program successfully completed six weeks of training in hospitality getting three weeks of practical training in the hotel itself. A team from Hotel Shangri La visited NDS along with the GM- Mr. David Hob Croft, CSR Director- Ms. Patricia, and Director HR- Mr. Dheeraj Bhushan. All the candidates proudly received the certificates.

 

 

Hearing Aid Day

Every year Starkey Foundation, the social arm of Starkey distributes hearing aids to the deaf kids all over World. We at NDS have had a long partnership with them where every year they distribute Hearing Aids to the Deaf at NDS for free. This year too deaf under the age of twenty years were their target group. A team from Starkey Foundation visited our centers and carried out the whole process. The students were excited and eagerly waiting since they can’t afford to buy Hearing Aid on their own.

 

 

Sensitisation at KFC

KFC is gearing up to declare its store in Indrapuram, Ghaziabad a special outlet with all deaf team members. Kitty Gupta from NDS conducted a sensitization session at the same store for the managers. The team was eager to know all about deaf culture and came up with questions which would further help them to work better with their specially-abled team mates. In the later half all the buddy trainers were given sign language training and signs for functional vocabulary were taught to them.

 

CSR initiative of i3Consulting

As a part of the CSR imitative six people from a business consulting firm, i3 Consulting, visited our Primary education children and took a drawing class with them. Afterwards, they distributed school bags, stationary and food to the kids. The kids had a great time relishing all the food and interacting with the team.

 
                 
         
 

Volunteers from Symbiosis University

Two students of Symbiosis University volunteered with NDS. They took special session on basics of photography with our students, who are aspiring to join our Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design course with the help from Aditi Aggarwal, Asstt. Manager at NDS. The workshop was made interactive and students got a chance to handle the camera and take pictures. They received the feedback on the same from their peers and the students from Symbiosis.

 

World Disability Day at India Gate

December 3 is World Disability Day and is of great importance to our students also. Thousands of deaf from all over India participated in a rally at India Gate lawns in Delhi; program was organized by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People. Later during the day NDS students of NDS presented a mime depicting a scene of a railway compartment reserved for handicapped. The mime was highly appreciated as it symbolized problems faced by the deaf during their train journeys

 

HCL Technologies Celebrate World Disability Day

HCL Foundation, the social arm of HCL Technologies Limited this year decided to celebrate World disability day from 5th December to 9th December. NDS was invited to be a part of the celebrations and spread awareness about Deafness among the employees. NDS students prepared two mimes and presented them before a packed auditorium of about 500 HCL employees at their biggest office in Noida. On the second day students again performed the mime at their corporate office in Noida. The performance was highly appreciated. After the performance many of the employees personally came to meet our students and learn sign language from them. Aditi Agarwal our Asstt. Program Manager accompanied the students on both the days.

 

 

Team Celebration on Diwali

This year Team NDS celebrated Diwali on a high note. The day started with traditional Lakshmi pooja followed by session where Ruma shared about the significance of Diwali -the religious and the applied aspect of the festival. After that everybody had a great time eating sweets and enjoying themselves.

 
                 
         
 

Makeover Day

The girls at NDS were in for a pleasant surprise when a team from Blossom Kochchar college of Creative Arts and Design visited NDS and carried out hair cutting session for the girls

 

Dental Camp

Dental Check- up camp was organized at NDS in association with one of our partnering organization- Caring Hands for Children. Time and again we promote Health check–up camps at NDS to educate students on best health practices and imbibing in them hygiene habits.

 

Sensitization and Sign Language Orientation

Students of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust visited NDS. These students are currently pursuing Diploma in Intellectual Disabilities to be future trainers. They wanted to know more about Deafness and its challenges. They visited all classes collecting information about teaching pedagogy and visual techniques best suited to impart education to the deaf students.

 

 

Project Embrace

Embrace, an initiative we have been working on for really long formalized in the month of July. The project is now being piloted at NDS in association with Shangri La hotel. In this training program students will undergo intense training in hospitality industry for three months at the end of which they will receive certificates from Shangri La Hotel.

 
                 
         
 

Certification Ceremony

In the month of August certificates ceremony for our MS Office and Indian Sign Language batches took place. All the students who cleared the final evaluation conducted by NIIT proudly received their certificates from Ms. Sapna Modgil of NIIT foundation.

 

Visit by Deputy C.E.O., Noida Authority

We had the chance of hosting Deputy CEO –Noida Authority, Mr. N. P. Singh at NDS. He personally met all the teachers and was intrigued by day to day working of NDS. Mr. Singh also brought delicious snacks for our students who had a great time relishing them.

 

New Training Centre

NDS started a new training centre in August at Prem Nagar, Delhi. The centre is a pilot initiative for NDS, started in collaboration with NIIT foundation. It has been well received in the community.

 

Adobe Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Adobe Systems Pvt. Ltd initiated an employee volunteering programme facilitated through Charities Aid Foundation. Three experts from Adobe- Srijan, Vijay and Nandan have been dedicatedly devoting couple of hours every week and they have been conducting sessions on Adobe Photoshop with our students of DTP and Graphic Design.

 

 
                 
         
 

Mphasis, an HP Company

Ruma Roka, Head and General Secretary of NDS, visited Mumbai to facilitate employment of two of our networking students for the profile of Information Technology Outsourcing at Mphasis, an HP Company. While Mphasis Pune has been employing our deaf students, it was a first time for Mumbai. The objective of the visit was to sensitize the team and share more about the abilities of our students with them. She also facilitated on the job training to the two of our students who are now a part of Mphasis Mumbai.

 

 

NDS celebrates its 6th Founder's Day

NDS completed its six years of existence. The program took place amidst activities like dance and mime. The students were made aware about the journey of the NDS and need of a sustainable livelihood.

 

NDS participated in Adobe's Community Action Week.

NDS took this as an opportunity to spread awareness about deaf culture, the challenges and the abilities of the deaf. The Adobe staff came forward and showed interest in learning Sign language and also actively gathered knowledge about volunteering options to help deaf develop skills.

 

Volunteering with HCL

The HCL team under their CSR initiative visited NDS to learn about deafness. A special session on orientation to sign language was organised for them after which they played games with our students.

 
                 
         
 

Sensitization workshop with Sardar Patel School

Every year NDS participate in four days long sensitization workshop for students from Sardar patel Vidyalaya. The workshop was conducted by a Deaf Trainer who taught them basics of Sign language. The students also visited our centre and presented mime for NDS.

 

Exposure Visit to Barclays Bank

An exposure visit for students was conducted to help them understand basics of banking by visiting various departments within a bank and the responsibility of these departments.

 

Costa Coffee Scaled up Recruitment of Deaf Candidates

The company has decided to scale up the recruitment of the deaf youth in their outlets across Delhi NCR. A special sensitization and orientation workshop was conducted with the managers and other staff members. The focus was on the abilities and constraints of the deaf, to make the work place at Costa more inclusive and responsive to the needs of the Deaf.

 

 

NDS declared 2nd runner up in 7th National Chess Championships for deaf

A team of 6 students from NDS took part in the tournament held at Fatefgarh Sahib in Punjab. Our students competed with participants from all over India. One of our students Rachna Gupta won first prize in girl's competition.

 
                 
         
 

Awareness Workshop for Teachers at Amarjyoti Vocational Rehabilitation Centre

A felicitation ceremony for students who completed MS Office and DTP and Graphic Design course took place on 27th Feb 2010. Mr. P. Rajendran, COO, NIIT Ltd honored the occasion.

 

 

Special Session on Life skills and Work Ethics by team from Barclays

Volunteers from Barclays conducted a session on Life skills and Work Ethics for our students. The objective of the session was to share about the basic soft skills that are required at the work place.

 

 

Annual Felicitation Ceremony

A felicitation ceremony for students who completed MS Office and DTP and Graphic Design course took place on 27th Feb 2010. Mr. P. Rajendran, COO, NIIT Ltd honored the occasion.

 

 

Mime Presentation at Barclays

NDS team was invited to present a mime at Barclays. Everybody enjoyed themselves and had a great time.

 

 
                 
               
 

Visit to Modern Art Gallery

NDS organized a visit to National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi for DTP and Graphic Design students. The students studies modern art sculptures and architectural models. The visit can help students to learn art new concepts and perspectives which they can incorporate in their future works.