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Help 15+ Deaf Students Lean Sign Language And Obtain Education

Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya is a school for the under privileged deaf students that teaches Indian Sign Language and all other basic subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Social Science, etc. through Sign Language.

In India deaf students are the most neglected as no formal education system exists for deaf students. Deaf students in India have only two options, either to get admitted in a school for hearing students or to the deaf schools there they are taught through oralism a form of education through lip reading. These forms of education is in practice for the last 70 years and they have failed to empower Indian deaf students, thereby, Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya was formed/created to educate Indian deaf students through Indian Sign Language.

In India till date, the Indian Sign Language is not one of the scheduled languages of the country. However, necessary steps are being made to make Indian Sign Language as one of the recoginized languages of the country.

BBV is in existence for the last 4 years, situated at Lucknow, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. As on date there are 17 under privileged deaf Students between the age group of 5 and 18 pursuing school education. Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya follows the NCERT, Government of India Education sylubus, however being taught in Sign Language through qualified and well trained teachers capable of teaching through Sign Language.

In the last one year, the Bharthiya Badhir Vidyalaya has become popular at Lucknow and there are cases of some students who had left the formal education system and has joined Bharthiya Badhir Vidyalaya and is continuing with full confidence and satisfaction.

Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya provides Boarding and Schooling for all the deaf students. The School also admits few hearing students who are interested in learning Sign Language and also provides morel support to our deaf students.

Since Sign Language is not recognized by the Government of India, the School could not get any support from government agencies. However, considering the huge benefits of teaching deaf students through Sign Language, like minded individuals helped to establish Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya.

Now, Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya with its vast experience wishes to support the existing students and to expand by admitting more deaf students to impart school education. Thereby, we the Faculty and the Students of BBV seek your support. Deafness is a disability which is not visible to others and thereby got ignored in empowering the deaf through education.

Your kindness through financial help would bring bright future to many deaf children by providing quality education through Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya.

Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya is unique in many ways. Kindly make it convenient to visit us at Lucknow to see our deaf children bloom through Sign Language.
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14th January 2019
Firstly, we would like to thank all our donors for supporting us and helping our residential Deaf school Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya with their kind donations which has helped our students tremendously.
The first time we withdrew part of the funds was for all the students winter uniforms. This we have updated and posted with pictures of the uniforms received and worn by our students. We are ever so grateful for this support as 90% of our students come from the financially weaker section of the society. And we at Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya cannot say no to any child seeking admission in our school because saying no to them means denying them an opportunity to educate themselves to lead a life with dignity and security.

At Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya we not only cater to residential students but also to day scholars. And it is for all of them that we withdrew part of the funds for their uniforms.

Today we put in a request for withdrawing the funds as we need the money to pay for the monthly groceries for our residential students. This month we failed to get a sponsor for our monthly groceries and hence with the remaining funds we can get food on the table for our students. We also provide snacks for our day scholars during the break time at school. We would love to give them mid day meals but due to the constraint of financial help it is not possible at the moment. But we do try to share what we have, for we believe on an empty stomach a child can never concentrate on studies.

We are enclosing the groceries list, the shop from where we purchase and a photograph of the shop owner with his mobile number. Anyone is free to call and verify the same. The shop owner's name is Brijesh and his mobile number is 6386310888. Brijesh has a heart of gold for he knows the financial difficulties the school faces, and so time to time calls us to make sure we have enough stock in school for the students. But I do refrain from asking him for more till I know I can pay him for the same. But the fact that he calls to ask is more than I can ask for. For in a country like ours, the Deaf are still considered a sin and people refrain or run away from them.

Our school is growing and tomorrow we have another new Deaf child joining our school who is 15 years old and has never been to school. Looking at his siblings all educated he has put his feet down forcing his parents to put him in a Deaf school for all he wants to do now is to study. More on him after tomorrow.

With the number growing we request everyone and their family and friends to donate for books and stationary which is an urgent need.

We will be uploading about each child's background and progress till date in the coming days.

We thank you all with tremendous appreciation for the help you all have given us.

Thank you all and God Bless each one of you. 
Firstly, we would like to thank all our donors for supporting us and helping our residential Deaf school Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya with their kind donations which has helped our students tremendously.
The first time we withdrew part of the funds was for all the students winter uniforms. This we have updated and posted with pictures of the uniforms received and worn by our students. We are ever so grateful for this support as 90% of our students come from the financially weaker section of the society. And we at Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya cannot say no to any child seeking admission in our school because saying no to them means denying them an opportunity to educate themselves to lead a life with dignity and security.

At Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya we not only cater to residential students but also to day scholars. And it is for all of them that we withdrew part of the funds for their uniforms.

Today we put in a request for withdrawing the funds as we need the money to pay for the monthly groceries for our residential students. This month we failed to get a sponsor for our monthly groceries and hence with the remaining funds we can get food on the table for our students. We also provide snacks for our day scholars during the break time at school. We would love to give them mid day meals but due to the constraint of financial help it is not possible at the moment. But we do try to share what we have, for we believe on an empty stomach a child can never concentrate on studies.

We are enclosing the groceries list, the shop from where we purchase and a photograph of the shop owner with his mobile number. Anyone is free to call and verify the same. The shop owner's name is Brijesh and his mobile number is 6386310888. Brijesh has a heart of gold for he knows the financial difficulties the school faces, and so time to time calls us to make sure we have enough stock in school for the students. But I do refrain from asking him for more till I know I can pay him for the same. But the fact that he calls to ask is more than I can ask for. For in a country like ours, the Deaf are still considered a sin and people refrain or run away from them.

Our school is growing and tomorrow we have another new Deaf child joining our school who is 15 years old and has never been to school. Looking at his siblings all educated he has put his feet down forcing his parents to put him in a Deaf school for all he wants to do now is to study. More on him after tomorrow.

With the number growing we request everyone and their family and friends to donate for books and stationary which is an urgent need.

We will be uploading about each child's background and progress till date in the coming days.

We thank you all with tremendous appreciation for the help you all have given us.

Thank you all and God Bless each one of you. 
6th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you! This is Sangeeta and her husband from whose shop we got the uniforms made.
As Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya is a new school which is growing slowly but surely, our uniforms are not available in the market. It has to be made on order because of its design and colour.
We are extremely grateful to Sangeeta and her husband who agreed to stitch the uniforms according to the required pieces of two sets per student. Which is not acceptable with other tailors where a minimum of 100 pieces have to be ordered.
We are ever so grateful for this huge support.





Dear Supporters,

Thank you! This is Sangeeta and her husband from whose shop we got the uniforms made.
As Bharatiya Badhir Vidyalaya is a new school which is growing slowly but surely, our uniforms are not available in the market. It has to be made on order because of its design and colour.
We are extremely grateful to Sangeeta and her husband who agreed to stitch the uniforms according to the required pieces of two sets per student. Which is not acceptable with other tailors where a minimum of 100 pieces have to be ordered.
We are ever so grateful for this huge support.





21st November 2018
Dear Supporters

We are happy to inform that we could use the funds for stitching winter uniforms for our students. We would like to share the story of one particular student by name Simmi.

Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya
(The Indian Deaf School)
A Project under You Me and Deaf Community India
STUDENTS BACKGROUND & PROGRESS
  • SIMMI MISHRA
This is Simmi Mishra, who took admission at BBV in 2017, at the age of 7.
Simmi comes from a remote village in Rewa, in Madhya Pradesh. She is the only Deaf child in her village. Being born as a girl child and that too Deaf, she was  discarded off by her father, who till date refuses to even see her.
Her mother, Santoshi Mishra, being illiterate, and left alone to take care of her daughter, spent most of her time at her maternal home bringing up Simmi.. Santoshi has big dreams for her daughter to be well educated and to stand strong independently when she grows up. She does not want the same life like hers for her daughter. With this dream Santoshi admitted her daughter into the only government hearing school, where Simmi was for 3 years, but did not study anything. Being the only Deaf in her school, no teacher was equipped to teach her. Frustration took over Santoshi, who started beating Simmi because she could not communicate with her.
Simmi’s father, who had left the house after Simmi’s birth, would visit the house few times, to meet his wife. In one such occasion he tried to drown Simmi in the nearby river. This was again repeated this year during her summer vacations by her mother. Now, Simmi will stay permanently with us at BBV which her mother, maternal and paternal grandparents and their families have agreed to. Santoshi will come to the school to visit Simmi during her summer vacations.
Having no financial support, Santoshi is unable to pay for her tuition fees, hostel or even her bare necessities like clothes, soap, toothpaste etc. We at BBV have taken upon ourselves to provide everything to Simmi.
 When Santoshi came to BBV in June 2017, she sat on the floor with folded hands and begged for Simmi’s admission stating she could not pay a single rupee. Though we at BBV receive no aids from anywhere, we do not turn away any child coming to our school for education. For, we are aware about the status of Deaf education in our country and we want to make a difference in the lives of the Deaf by giving them proper education.
When we tested Simmi, she did not know how to read or write alphabets and did not know counting. Her signing was very poor. She could not sign or understand any signs. Having lost precious years, we had to start with Simmi from zero.
     This is Simmi’s first day at school in July 2017 and with her seniors. Initially it was very difficult to make her sit in one place and to maintain her focus as she had very short attention span. But Simmi is a fast learner and slowly started taking interest in her studies. She picked up sign language fast which resulted in her understanding and learning her studies fast. Her interest grew day by day and at the end of her first academic year at BBV she scored the highest marks in Maths A+ and in English and Indian Sign Language she scored straight A’s.
This is Simmi Today:
A UKG student, excellent in studies, disciplined, a complete extrovert taking part in games, story telling, mimicry, dancing, sports etc, sensitive towards animals, very helpful towards her school mates both at school and at hostel. She is a complete all rounder. There is no doubt that Simmi will not only excel in her studies but will also excel to be a beautiful human being.
We present the different shades of Simmi in this one and a half years that she has been with us.
Simmi the STUDIOUS
               
 
Simmi with her school mates – during an outdoor class on Life Cycle of a Butterfly
   
Simmi explaning the Ice Age, formation of the Indian continent and the Himalaya Range in Indian Sign Language

Thanks for all the support
 
Dear Supporters

We are happy to inform that we could use the funds for stitching winter uniforms for our students. We would like to share the story of one particular student by name Simmi.

Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya
(The Indian Deaf School)
A Project under You Me and Deaf Community India
STUDENTS BACKGROUND & PROGRESS
  • SIMMI MISHRA
This is Simmi Mishra, who took admission at BBV in 2017, at the age of 7.
Simmi comes from a remote village in Rewa, in Madhya Pradesh. She is the only Deaf child in her village. Being born as a girl child and that too Deaf, she was  discarded off by her father, who till date refuses to even see her.
Her mother, Santoshi Mishra, being illiterate, and left alone to take care of her daughter, spent most of her time at her maternal home bringing up Simmi.. Santoshi has big dreams for her daughter to be well educated and to stand strong independently when she grows up. She does not want the same life like hers for her daughter. With this dream Santoshi admitted her daughter into the only government hearing school, where Simmi was for 3 years, but did not study anything. Being the only Deaf in her school, no teacher was equipped to teach her. Frustration took over Santoshi, who started beating Simmi because she could not communicate with her.
Simmi’s father, who had left the house after Simmi’s birth, would visit the house few times, to meet his wife. In one such occasion he tried to drown Simmi in the nearby river. This was again repeated this year during her summer vacations by her mother. Now, Simmi will stay permanently with us at BBV which her mother, maternal and paternal grandparents and their families have agreed to. Santoshi will come to the school to visit Simmi during her summer vacations.
Having no financial support, Santoshi is unable to pay for her tuition fees, hostel or even her bare necessities like clothes, soap, toothpaste etc. We at BBV have taken upon ourselves to provide everything to Simmi.
 When Santoshi came to BBV in June 2017, she sat on the floor with folded hands and begged for Simmi’s admission stating she could not pay a single rupee. Though we at BBV receive no aids from anywhere, we do not turn away any child coming to our school for education. For, we are aware about the status of Deaf education in our country and we want to make a difference in the lives of the Deaf by giving them proper education.
When we tested Simmi, she did not know how to read or write alphabets and did not know counting. Her signing was very poor. She could not sign or understand any signs. Having lost precious years, we had to start with Simmi from zero.
     This is Simmi’s first day at school in July 2017 and with her seniors. Initially it was very difficult to make her sit in one place and to maintain her focus as she had very short attention span. But Simmi is a fast learner and slowly started taking interest in her studies. She picked up sign language fast which resulted in her understanding and learning her studies fast. Her interest grew day by day and at the end of her first academic year at BBV she scored the highest marks in Maths A+ and in English and Indian Sign Language she scored straight A’s.
This is Simmi Today:
A UKG student, excellent in studies, disciplined, a complete extrovert taking part in games, story telling, mimicry, dancing, sports etc, sensitive towards animals, very helpful towards her school mates both at school and at hostel. She is a complete all rounder. There is no doubt that Simmi will not only excel in her studies but will also excel to be a beautiful human being.
We present the different shades of Simmi in this one and a half years that she has been with us.
Simmi the STUDIOUS
               
 
Simmi with her school mates – during an outdoor class on Life Cycle of a Butterfly
   
Simmi explaning the Ice Age, formation of the Indian continent and the Himalaya Range in Indian Sign Language

Thanks for all the support
 
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Rs.32,050 raised

Goal: Rs.100,000

Beneficiary: Bhartiya Badhir... info_outline

Supporters (7)

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Anonymous donated US $25
AK
Asheesh donated Rs.1,000

All the best. Keep up the good work.

jeetesh
jeetesh donated Rs.100

Keep on doing good work

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GlobalDesis donated US $300
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Nitin donated Rs.5,000

Keep up the good work.

GS
Gurpreet donated US $10

God Bless everyone.... Humanity first