About us

The Shrimad Rajchandra Seva Kendra (Trust) was constituted and registered as a non- governmental (NGO), non-profit, public charitable trust in 2004. Since its inception, it has been running the Umang Education and Research Centre for the Hearing Impaired. The Institute receives no aid from the state government or the municipal corporation. It depends mainly on donations for its functioning. Yet, it strives to provide quality holistic education, free of cost to hearing impaired children between the ages of 1 to 2 months and 18 years, living in and around Ahmedabad, irrespective of religion, caste or gender. It helps needy and deserving families by providing them with books and materials, uniforms, and transport. It has helped a large number of children by getting sponsorships for their hearing aids and education.

The Institute is currently functioning from premises given free of cost by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. It started as the Shri Shantikumar Kothari Trust in 2003 with 32 children and 6 staff in 6 rooms. Today, under the Shrimad Rajchandra Seva Kendra, it provides services to over 100 children, with 23 staff in 14 rooms and the numbers continue to grow.

A great deal of emphasis is placed on the overall development of the child. Learning to communicate using language is the most important part of a deaf child’s education. The focus through the pre- primary and primary years is on developing effective communication skills unique for each child, which include signs and spoken language, speech reading, auditory processing, reading and writing skills along with age appropriate motor, cognitive and social skills through meaningful activities like play, music, rhythm and dance; yoga, computers, drama, sports, and art and craft along with numerous field trips and celebrations of different festivals and culture.


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